Last night, James and I were in bed when quite suddenly I realize that he is awake and scrounging in pitch blackness along his side of the bed.
"Honey.. What are you doing?" I inquire.
"I'm looking for the... uhhmm... the... ya know.. the.."
I try to be helpful.
"The remote? Your phone? Your phone is over here honey."
"No. the light..."
"You know... the light that goes outside."
So now I'm seriously confused and he is just as determined as ever to find it. The shuffling continues as I try to work my mind around his request, before finally just giving up.
"Sweetheart, I have no idea what you are talking about... Do you want my phone so you can see with it's light?"
"Yeah. Let me see it."
I hand over my phone. He holds it for a grand total of half a second and then hands it back.
"That's not it. I need the lights that are like christmas lights.. but not quite."
Ok. He -has- to be asleep right? Because, how does that make sense?
"Baby... You do realize that you are making absolutely no sense right?"
Oh.. he didn't like that. His reply comes out very defensively.
"I -am- making sense. I guess they just don't use them this time of year."
"Oh.." --snickersnicker-- "so, they don't have them this time of year huh? that's too bad..."
*sigh of defeat from his side of the bed*
"Yeah... it is..." silence follows.
"Honey? Honey? James?" No use. He is totally asleep.
I had to wait until this morning to get the -real- answer. What was he looking for? A flashlight. Yes folks, they don't use them this time of year, so be careful going out late at night. You may have to take the Christmas lights instead.
James and I met online a few years ago, and by a few weird twists of fate and not just a little bit of help from above, we were married January 26th, 2008 in the Provo Temple for time and all eternity. James is in the NAVY, and spends most of his time piloting a multi-billion dollar submarine, while I stay home and worry about him. He enjoys his job, and I enjoy mine. I get to cook him dinner and clean the house and do all the things that my parents never thought I would learn how to do. And I love it! I ride horses and sing, and James enjoys his collection of video games along with pool, bowling, and the occasional movie. Life is fun out here in Washington, and it's taught me that if life gives you rain, make sure to play in the puddles!