Friday, December 11, 2009

 {Mobile to mobile}

I am so glad that Dave and I have unlimited free minutes to talk to each other on our cell phones. 'Cause if we didn't we would have a phone bill that would take his entire pay check. And then some. We may be extremely busy and have a million tasks to tend to when we are finally home together, but when he is at work, or one of us is out taking kids to Dr appointments, or our dog to the vet (did ya'll know we have a dog? We do. He's big and his name is Buster), or running errands, we are very often on the phone to each other. Sometimes it is serious stuff; things that need to be discussed and we are afraid we will forget it if we don't grab the phone and get it figured out right then. Sometimes it is when a stressed mommy needs to cool down. So she grabs her phone and finds a quiet place in the house to connect with some one who knows how to calm her down like no one else. And sometimes it is pure silliness. One of our most recent phone convos went something like this: [me] "Is it just me, or are tractors getting bigger?" [Dave] "Hello." [me] "For real. I mean when there is a tractor coming at me and I practically have to get in the ditch and THEY practically have to get in the other ditch just so we can get by each other - well, that should be illegal!" [Dave] "Where are you?" [me] "The intersection of road one (not real road name) and road two (not real road name either). But really, what is up with these monster tractors?" [Dave] "There's usually not big tractors in that area" [me] "Well, there is today! Two of them just went by me. And they just about crushed my van!" [Dave] "Mmm-hmmm" (I'm guessing an eye roll was inserted here) [me] "Love you!" [Dave] "Love you too. Be careful. Bye" Five minutes later: [me] "Hey, can you put that chicken in the oven? I forgot." [Dave] "Hello." [me] "Yeah, the chicken - is there enough time to get that cooked before you have to leave for work again tonight?" [Dave] "I think so. I'll go do that. I love you." [me] "Love you too. Oh my goodness. A huge combine is coming towards me!" [Dave] "Bye honey." (Likely another eye roll) This is how we bond these days. When I see the number of minutes my phone number has been connected with his phone number I often have to laugh. And then thank God they are free minutes. Really - if we can't connect in person - you know, face to face, at least we can connect {mobile to mobile}.

4 comments:

Katarina said...

connecting is connecting... i had to laugh at the tractor conversation!! too funny.

Dawna said...

Loved this post, probably because I connect with my mister that way too. And the tractors...hehe...been there. One recent conversation on our end: "How long does it take chickens to cross the road?" "I don't know that joke." "No joke. I'm sitting here on (major street through town) waiting for chickens to cross. And they're really slow." "Chickens in town?!Maybe they're searching for clues." "Oh, to find out why they're crossing the road?""Yup.""Oh. Could be.They're still slow.""Love you." "Love you, too."---random, but these are the threads that bind our lives! Hugs to you, and watch out for tractors (and chickens.)

nault's nook said...

Lol! So true though. With little ones you have to be creative with finding time for each other. It's so easy to just let that slip! I'm so happy that you two have funny conversations! It's stuff like that that makes my day!

Heather of the EO said...

Hilarity! You crack me up. Bigger tractors...

Hey wait! Maybe we have bigger minivans and SUVS and WE are the ones taking up more space on the road??? OH NO. :)