I fully intended to write a blog post last night, but something else happened … my partner and I fell asleep sometime around 7:00pm. What knocked both of us out?
We had a visit with my partner’s regular doctor yesterday, and got some encouraging news about my partner’s condition. He is still sick, but test results ruled out complications from other things. It’s always good news when you learn you do not have something bad on top of bad.
While we were there, a nurse asked if we had gotten our annual flu shot. We said that we were planning on getting one that day, but thought that we would have to go to a drug store pharmacy because our experience has been that regular doctor’s offices could not provide one.
She said, “we have them; we’ll set you right up.” And she did. We both got our shots and I was happy that I avoided fainting. I hate needles!
Later in the day, as we were warned, mild flu-like symptoms began to set in. This is a common side-effect of the annual flu shot. Both my partner and I were feeling kinda crappy. Achy, mild fever, sluggish. We ate a simple dinner that I prepared at our usual time (6pm), then retired to our basement leisure room, flipping on the TV, and began watching a show that my partner had recorded. I also turned the ringer on our phone to silent, so as not to be interrupted by countless insane robocalls leading up to the election on November 6. (Interestingly, all of our robocalls are about a question about expansion of gambling in our state, not about candidates.)
I snuggled next to my partner, resting my head on his shoulder. He adjusted how he was seated so he became as comfy as a pillow. He wrapped his arm around me, and I placed my free arm around him. Soon enough, both of us fell fast asleep. We remained that way until after 3am this morning. I don’t remember doing it, but I must have turned off the TV during the night.
Ahhh… it was so peaceful, relaxing, and soothing to be asleep in the arms of my man. Enjoying the simple pleasures of what our relationship has been about — warmth, comfort, and love.
Life is short: show those you love how you love them, each and every day.