Day 338: Roasting Marshmallows (under Compulsion)

November 1, 2012

I sort of mucked up this act of love. I planned on roasting marshmallows with you in the backyard over the grill after the girls went to bed. But, we didn’t have charcoal and I didn’t want to buy any. (Money was tight that week. Surprised?) We did have marshmallows, though. We always have them on hand. Always. (Just like chocolate chips). I’m not a fan of them, but you and the girls are. Anyhow, I thought we could roast them over our gas burners on the stovetop instead.

When the girls were finally in bed, we were both exhausted and simply needed to put our feet up or go to bed. But I wanted to get my act of love done.

“Would you like to roast marshmallows with me in the kitchen?” I asked.

“No, I’m too tired.”

“Will you just do it, though? I need to do an act of love today and this is all I’ve got.”


As an act of duty, really, we both dragged ourselves to the kitchen and each roasted a marshmallow.

“Do you want mine? I’m not really in the mood for a marshmallow,” you said.

“No, I’m not really a fan of them. I was going to ask you if you wanted mine . . . Okay, just give me yours. I’ll eat them both. We shouldn’t waste them.”

I started eating my marshmallow and my eyes lit up. “I love marshmallows!” I exclaimed. You laughed. I quickly finished mine and started on yours. “Why have I been depriving myself of these? They’re delicious!”

Day 337: Bike Ride

November 1, 2012

For this act of love, I had someone watch our kids while we went on a bike ride together. Oh what fun we had! We only rode around for about 30 minutes, but it was great just being out with you and acting goofy with you and looking at houses in the nearby neighborhoods.

You had just finished running, which was not ideal because you weren’t exactly in the mood for a bike ride (you got into it, though). But that was the time that worked out for our schedules and the babysitter’s schedule. If you keep up the run/bike combo, though, maybe you can enter a biathlon. 😉 Also, we had some sparkling cider that I wanted to use. My plan was that we’d bike to the beach, then drink our cider. But we didn’t have enough time.

Anyway, we still loved our bike ride. We really need to get out together without the kids on a regular basis. It’s so good for our relationship.


Day 336

November 1, 2012

Has it really been nearly two weeks since I’ve posted? Yikes! As you know, the past month and a half have been extremely busy for us. Our daughter started school and I started a new position at work and a new quarter at school. On top of that, we overextended ourselves with our Fall commitments at church. I’m learning that I need to scale back. I’m thinking through what things are important to me/us and I’m trying to scale back on the stuff I’m doing in order to live a more balanced life. You’re trying to do the same.

Anyway, I actually didn’t do an act on day 336. And I think I missed another day before I finished all my acts.