There are just some days when I am so full of love and gratitude for this man. This has been one of those WEEKS. :-)
Mostly it's been nothing special...just me super-appreciating things that happen every day: his sweet kiss when I come home after a long day at the office, the goodnight or good morning snuggle or just the THOUGHT of how lucky I am to have him in my life. And I've been thinking that a lot lately. Not sure why...but I feel like I want to write about it a little to honor this special man.
For a big fancy example of how great DB is, you all might remember that for my birthday he got us season tickets to The Mark Taper Forum (professional theatre company at the Music Center downtown where the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Ahmanson Theatre also are). This means that for one whole year, we have a special date every two months. Last night was the latest (third) of these special dates.
On these special Wednesdays, DB picks me up at work and we drive downtown together to a fantastic dinner at a pretty fancy restaurant. This place is delicious and beautiful and we can park there. On nice nights (like last night), we can eat outside and look at the tall buildings. I love it because it feels New-Yorky to me. The restaurant has a shuttle over to the Music Center (and back after the show) which is free (we tip, of course, though). It is really fun. Last night, instead of a van to take us to the Center, they had a stretch limo driven by this amazing guy in a lavender three-piece suit. Fantastic! :-)
The show we saw last night was very heavy (the first two we saw were lighter musicals), but pretty good. Really, it's all just about the experience. And I love it.
Since we drive in DB's car, he has to drive me to work the next day. This is really sweet and fun to pretend we have had a real all-night date. :-)
This gift that he gave to me is so much more precious than any THING. He gave me thoughtfulness (I love going to live theatre and a nice dinner) and his time and attention. He is giving me experiences that we share. And that, my friends, among so many other things, makes me the luckiest woman in the world. :-)