I’m always happy to wake up next to Smiles. And, if you ever read my blog, you know I wake up horny when I’m next to a sexy man. This morning was no different.
If anything, it was intensified by the idea of abstaining from sex for quite some time since Smiles would be recovering from his appendectomy.
My alarm went off at 9:00am, and I knew I’d have to head home in a timely fashion or deal with my parents nagging. We cuddled in bed for some time, and I made some effort to seduce Smiles, but his head was elsewhere. I’m sure he was still working himself up over his surgery in a few hours.
I realized it was time to make my way home, and he told me his plans for the morning before his surgery. He wanted to move some of the last few boxes over to storage before he went under the knife. He knew he would be apartment bound for at least a week, and he wouldn’t be able to lift the boxes with his stitches. I, however, knew there was no way in hell he was going to accomplish that in the time he had before heading to the hospital.
I arrived home and my parents and I made breakfast. We mapped out our plan for the day. We had a lot of places to go — Lowes, Ikea, West Elm, The Container Store… It was going to be a long productive day.
My father and I went over the plans for the closet one more time to make sure our math was correct before going to Lowes for custom cut boards to build shelves and clothes hanging bars.
We worked on a few things around the apartment to get unpacked and settled before we began the day’s errands. I also had to make a trek to CVS to get some supplies to take care of my ankle. Once we got my apartment in decent shape, we made our rounds. This took up a majority of the day.
Smiles was supposed to be done surgery around 4:00/4:30. It was 5:00 and I still hadn’t heard from him. I was starting to worry.
Finally at 5:45, he texted, “All done. Going to bed. Soooo tired.” I responded, “Was just about to text you. Was getting worried… Glad to hear you’re okay. Talk to you tomorrow ;).”
When we realized we weren’t going to be home in time for a decent dinner, we decided to have the turkey the following day for lunch instead of dinner that night. We settled on Swedish meatballs from Ikea instead (We grabbed them after many friends recommended them, but I recommend you stay away from them!).
That night, my father and I assembled what we could to prepare for the work we needed to do the following day. It was late, so we couldn’t begin on the closet just yet.
I took the opportunity to work on my other side project. I wanted to make Smiles chicken soup since I knew he wouldn’t be able to make it out to provide for himself and wasn’t going to be cooking. If you can’t tell, I love taking care of the people I care about. It makes me happy and makes me feel needed. I wonder if I give too much sometimes, but then I reassure myself that I’d rather that than being incredibly selfish. I also think it makes up for the times I am selfish, which can be quite often.
While making the soup, I finally told my parents of my plan to visit Smiles the following afternoon since I was unable to help bring him home from the hospital that day.
I put a lot of love into that soup. It was my way of showing him how much I cared about him, and I couldn’t wait to deliver that appreciation.Follow @onegayatatime
#1 by kyoske on January 4, 2012 - 4:05 PM
I always enjoy cooking for my husband. When I met him, I survived on basically, rice, salmon, chicken, and corn tortillas. He made it clear, that wasn’t exactly his idea of a fulfilling diet. So, I took it upon myself to become the chef in our relationship. Since then, I’ve become a true foodie, although for the most part, I cook the same 10 or so recipes every 2 weeks. Still, I can think of no better daily affirmation of “I love you” than when I set a plate of home cooked food in front of him.
#2 by One Gay at a Time on January 4, 2012 - 4:10 PM
That is really sweet. Not sure why, but I welled up a little reading this. I think it’s because you get my true feelings and sentiments. But probably more so because you have what I strive to attain. Appreciate it! Because it’s not the easiest thing to find… Much love my friend!
#3 by kyoske on January 5, 2012 - 12:43 PM
Oh I do! Believe me. I can’t imagine the reality of the dating scene in the city, we met in a small town and moved here. So I was spared. However, I will say. The evening before I met my husband, I had thought to myself “I think this is enough, I have friends who love me. I don’t need anyone to be complete.” Then my soulmate walked into my life the very next day.
#4 by One Gay at a Time on January 7, 2012 - 9:33 AM
Funny how that works…