Friday, July 1, 2011

Probably I should spend more time with girls


"Nevermind.  I'm not even gonna talk to you."  This is what Bryan just told me.  Not because he's mad.  It's not anything like that.  Actually, it has more to do with books.  Sort of. 

When Bryan and I first got married his brother and sister in law lived about a five minute drive away.  And--without fail--every time we went over to visit his brother would show off some book or other seemingly interesting item to us.  It was one of those entirely reliable and subtly hilarious things you just come to look forward to in life.  Also, we teased him about it all the time.  (I still do.) 

Well, that's sort of what Bryan has been up to lately.  Showing off books.  Except, instead of pulling recently read titles off the shelf to show visitors, he's been peppering me with "interesting things."  I put it in quotations because they were really only interesting the first time.  But since neither of us are working or in school right now and we're always together, we've been spending more time together than normal and it's starting to show through in our conversations.  

It goes something like this:

Katie: doing something
Bryan: doing something

::silence::


Bryan: "Interesting fact."
Katie: "Oh."
Bryan: (sensing that the first interesting fact didn't appropriately impress me) "Another interesting fact."
Katie: "Oh?"
Bryan: (really digging deep now) "Another interesting fact."
Katie: "Sorry, honey, I was distracted and I wasn't paying attention.  What did you say?"

Now multiply this by ten and you start to get a feel for our entire day.  Oh, and feel free to reuse the same "interesting facts" a few times.  Then your mental depiction will be a bit more accurate.  And you should probably also account for the fact that I'm a really terrible listener.  Not a terrible hearer--my ears work just fine--just a terrible listener.  I tend to get bored partway through conversations and stop paying attention.  Especially if I'm trying to multitask.  I would tell you I'm great at it.  Bryan would have other words to describe my multitasking.

Anyway, the point is, spending time together (lots and lots and lots of time together) is great, no?

I'm trying to soak it all in and store it up for when optometry school starts in the fall.  Because I keep hearing rumors about never seeing him again once it starts.  Boo hoo.

In other moderately-related news, our new place is starting to look like people actually live in it.  I'll try to buckle down and take pictures soon.  We'll see.  In the mean time, I hope you all have fun spending time together this weekend!  :)


P.S. Believe it or not, the picture in this post was not staged.  It was taken quite candidly on the way home from the zoo a couple days ago.  And I definitely don't plan that far in advance about my posts.  :)

2 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Hahahaha...Mark and I have summer vacations together. And we carpool together during the school year. And we eat lunch together almost every day. And sometimes we even share the same classroom (not at the same time).

What saves us - we have lots to do. Some of it we do together...some of it is parallel play.

Have fun with each other this summer! Are you getting out for walks and things?

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Uhhh...If Bryan needs a support club, he could call Eric. We have that conversation multiple times a day...although it's not always an interesting fact...sometimes it's something I really should be trying to pay attention to :)