Unemployment is TOTALLY agreeing with the Square Toothed/Mountain Man clan. Of course there's that pesky little detail of income, but because we haven't seen much of the big guy in five years, this time off feels like a sabbatical--or maybe just a really long vacation. Either way, there's a lot about having Mountain Man home all the time that I love.
Take this morning, we went for a run and as we were running in a nearby park, a woman I see almost everyday (but usually alone) stopped us. I don't even know her name, but we have a relationship nonetheless. We exchange a little "good day to you" every time we pass one another in the park.
Today, our exchange was completely different.
As we drew closer along the sidewalk, her face registered surprise at the tall man running next to me.
As we neared her we both stopped to say hello. Without preamble, she touched my arm and Mountain Man's chest and said, "Treasure each other. Treasure each other every, single day. My sweetheart is in a home suffering from Alzheimer's."
"Treasure each other," she said one last time and turned and walked away.
Mountain Man and I kind of stood there in solemn silence for a moment.
As we began walking, no longer running, we took one another's hands, treasuring the moment; treasuring each other.
What are you grateful for today?