Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Brad
Yesterday afternoon after tea, Heidi and I sat on the front porch and I finished reading "The Kite Runner" while Heidi took a nap. Then we walked over to Sam Snead's Tavern and had dinner. It was so good that we made reservations for the next two nights. For starters, we split French onion soup and Barbeque Spiced Calimari. The fried calimari made Heidi sick, but we did enjoy the rest of the meal. We had a tasty house salad and then our main courses were a filet and shrimp for me and pan-seared tilapia with lemon butter sauce for Heidi. The filet was perfect and the shrimp were served in a garlic butter sauce that was delectable. I also had steak fries and the vegetable was asparagus. Both were wonderful. For dessert, I had vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce. Heidi had a delicious key lime pie.
After dinner, we went and swam in the indoor pool, which is fed by a hot spring. It was nice, because for almost an hour, Heidi and I were the only two in the pool. We got out, went back to the room, and Heidi took a bath so she could wash the chlorine out of ther hair and I read for a while. Then we went to sleep early again and woke up today at around 8:00.
We got dressed and ready to go, then went to breakfast, where, with the usual fare, they had cinnamon French toast, and it was very fresh cinnamon. There was a very "woody" taste to the toast from the cinnamon, but I enjoyed it. We then went to the library and read books and listened to iPods while we waited until it was time to head to the Shooting Club.
Today, I took Heidi skeet-shooting. I have a new hobby. I LOVED it. Heidi enjoyed it, but I think she was more amused by my enthusiasm. I'm not a great shot yet, but this is definitely something I want to pursue.
After shooting, we went for a drive through the mountains. Heidi slept and I just admired the scenery. We then went back to the room to relax and get ready for dinner.
What I love about being married is feeling Heidi wrap her arm around mine and lean her head on my shoulder. It's so nice to be loved.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - Heidi
Brad finished the book "The Kite Runner". Now I'm reading it. He said it would make me cry and he's right. I'm not crying though I definitely feel like it. It's been a rainy day so I feel a little more "blue" and sleepy today. Combine that with a sad book and piano music and you've outlined a perfect setting for a box of Kleenex.
Dinner was fabulous last night, though I did get sick. My stomach hurt and it felt like I had been drugged. I swear it was the Dr. Pepper but Brad still thinks it was the calimari.
I loved the evening swim in the indoor pool. It was great. Brad and I had the pool to ourselves and we had a great time. He immensely enjoyed throwing me and holding my head under the fountain.
I slept better last night - perhaps because Brad didn't throw his hand over my face and bust me in the mouth quite as many times as he has the first few nights! *wink* It's taken some getting used to for both us, I think, sleeping with someone else. But I've gotten to the point now that I have to be touching him somehow. Whether it's my food touching his or holding his hand - I need to feel him next to me.
I love getting to say goodnight to him and not hearing the click of the phone afterwards and then feeling a kiss on my cheek and a "good morning" the next morning.