Mike had a rough day yesterday, and mine was just okay, so the dinner conversation was a touch on the low side. I’ve been trying to figure out how to help him unwind at home after he’s had insane days at work, but he took the cake tonight, so to speak. As we were cleaning up from supper, I asked what he wanted to do tonight. Standard responses are either 1) watch something we’ve TiVo’ed, 2) read, 3) just talk, or 4) play games. Tonight he said, “Take you out for gelato. We both have the mullies [family word for when you’re some combination of sad and bored and frustrated and don’t know what you want] and we just need to go on a date.” So we went down, in the rain, and sat on the porch of the gelato shop as we ate.

He loves me so well. We were both a bit ughhh, and I love that just being together brings us back up again. Sometimes all you need is a little nudge to get out of the mullies.