Wanted: Girlfriend for Spouse-Part II

Low paying—great benefits!

Remember my post a few months ago Wanted: Girlfriend for Spouse?  A number of people have inquired how the job is so an update is in order.

I’m pleased to report it’s going better than I even thought possible.  Better Half and I had gotten into well, not really a rut, but with life, family, yard work, cancer (who could forget what a damper THAT puts on romance?!), etc., we just weren’t taking care of the two most important people: us!

We’ve made a concerted effort to go outside our comfort zones and it’s working!  Better Half, who abhors movies, has been to several (keep in mind the total number of movies we’ve been to in 16 years can be counted on one hand).   We’ve been meeting friends for dinner (another activity of which Better Half isn’t fond, which must say something about my cooking!) quite frequently, and we’ve been to a local coffee shop a couple of evenings to hear one of the most amazing voices sing.

Depending on my neck and back condition, I’ve helped chop wood and clear brush (strangely fun for Better Half), gone on long walks through the woods, helped build bonfires (it wouldn’t be a bonfire without bubbly!), gardened (you should see my lettuce and garlic!), gone on wildlife “expeditions” (no sacrifice on my part!) and made some amazing food (and fun) while cooking out in the woods.

Sunday steak in the woods smoked with freshly chopped hickory wood!

Most important, we’ve discovered the more time we spend together sharing even the most mundane (and laughing while doing it) “chores” the better and stronger our relationship grows.   Oh, can’t blog anymore, the river is “down” and Better Half just suggested trout fishing!  Wahoo!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Apr 16, 2011 @ 19:46:36

    I am so happy for the two of you! I think it is great that the two of you are dating again! 😉


  2. cpeezers
    Apr 09, 2011 @ 10:30:26

    This is a great post – thank you for sharing!


  3. Sandie {A Bloggable Life}
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 09:01:13

    Sounds like a perfect excuse to hang that “Gone Fishin'” sign on the door! And you’re right, relationships are strengthened in the quiet moments too, not just the highs & lows.


  4. Stacey
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 20:32:53

    Sounds perfect and I need to remember much of your post in my own life. Enjoy the trout!


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