Monday September 1 2014

Track Field Sunset (September 1 2014)[i]

Waking up around noon.

Cream of Wheat with Almond Milk. Coffee.

It's my turn to clean the bathrooms. I take care of the toilet, floor, and sinks. But I'm going to save the shower walls and tub for tomorrow.

Ana got off work early and is in and out. We go to the store together – thrifting and shopping for groceries. Something seems to be awry in her attitude and I can't figure it out.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich. Olive Oil Potato Chips. Watermelon Water.

The Rec Centers are closed because of Labor Day so we ride over to the basketball courts and track field off First Colonial. While Ana runs the track I shoot some hoops and play a full court pick-up game.

Banana. Cantaloupe.

Back at the house. Ana and I shower up. It's supposed to be Movie Monday tonight. She wanted to make a Vegan Pizza from scratch except the only not-scratch thing about it is we use pre-made dough from Trader Joe's. We top it with sautéed Garlic, Onions, Mushrooms, and Red Peppers – then add Spinach, Tomatoes, and Vegan Cheese. It turns out a little soupy but nothing short of delicious. Sharing the wealth with Will, Whitney, Skippy, and Kevin. I made Watermelon Agua Frescas using freshly mashed watermelon, agave, lemon juice, and sparkling spring water. A trend may have started.


Later a board game of Sequence is initiated. Even with Ana's slight sour mood I coerce her into playing. And it's a good time. Kevin replaces Will's spot at one point and hilarity ensues. Ana turns out to be sneaky as a fox having extra cards and making a move before Kevin even has the chance to finish his.

Sequence Night (September 1 2014)

After Ana and I settle down in the bed I'm finally able to hear her open up and tell me what's been weighing on her mind. A lot of stuff has been bothering her lately in regards to her job, the direction in her life, and her emotional security. I just lie there listening and trying my best to offer her affirmation. That's what a human being needs sometimes, to be affirmed of their importance to you.

Me: "I love you. You know that right?"

She tears up. I embrace her unclothed body. In contrast I still have my respective house clothes on. There's symbolism here.

"Don't be afraid. You have no reason to be afraid," I add.

Sleep at a late hour.

[i] Images by me.

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