Time To Ourselves
Listening to Alanis Morissette.
Reading books on how to give a bridal
Watching the news reports on the JFK
Jr. plane crash.
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Review of Eyes
||Last night Jeff and
I went out for the first time alone since May 8th. If you recall that was the last time
V--- babysat for us. Though it had only been two months since we had a night to ourselves,
it fell like longer. I called my sister-in-law (MsEm's mom) and asked if she could Wild
Child earlier in the week, she agreed and so I made plans for the two of us.
I asked Jeff to dress nicely for our date. "No
blue jeans," I told him. I get sick of seeing him in blue jeans and would like to see
him wearing a nice pair of casual slacks when we go out. I wore this long purple
sleeveless dress, with a white cardigan and wore my hair down just the way he likes it.
Jeff gave me some resistance in seeing Eyes Wide Shut with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The whole way
to the theater I was literally begging and pleading for us to see the film. I was tempting
him with the preview I had seen and told him their would be sultry, sexy love scenes in
it. He relentlessly agreed.
Once inside the theater we cuddled in our
seats, holding hands and whispering about the different aspects of the movie. He told me
that Alice (played by Nicole Kidman) argued like me, and flirted like me. We whispered
back and forth about the artwork shown in the movie and the marble floors. Behind us sat
two middle aged ladies who constantly badgered the movie and how they didn't understand
the plot. I was tempted to turn around and tell them to read the book, but didn't.
Afterwards, we headed to Copeland's to eat.
We talked about the movie, the reality of it, and the intrigue. Once we were seated, we
began talking about the new house and how earlier in the day I had bitched the builder
out. There is going to be another delay, and our new closing date is August fourth. I was
telling Jeff how bad I was wanting to move, and to move on with our lives, past the grief
and sickness that has plagued us the last three and a half years. That house holds a lot
of symbolism for me and moving on to the next phase of our life.
Not once over dinner did we discuss Wild
Child or having another baby. It really pleases me that we can be the best of friends and
our thoughts and conversations do not have to center around our child or his work. Most
couples I know have their lives centered around their children and when they go out alone
or spend time with other adults the conversation seems to circulate around the children.
It is as if they have nothing else in common. I feel blessed that after six years of
marriage Jeff and I can sit for hours and talk about our interests and still be intrigued.
After dinner we went home, to make love, and
sleep,without the disturbance of the pitter patter of little feet and the voice of our
little girl calling for us.
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