Thursday, 4 August 2011

How to do love.


I love this man.  Every time I look at this photo, my heart does a little flip.

He and I had a brief email correspondence this morning (he works away in Oxford during the week, and comes home at weekends).

I had a haircut on Tuesday.  I haven't had my hair trimmed for two years, so it had got to the Split Ends & All Dried Out From Half-Way Down stage. A length chopped off seemed practical.  And I'd sent a photo to the Badger of his New Wife, for his approval.

Now you should bear in mind that the Badger loves long hair, and when I said I'd be having it cut, a little squawk of distress escaped him.  But the email I sent with the photo of the New Wife received a reply saying "Wow! She's gorgeous xxx", and he rushed off to show it to the editorial secretary, who (wisely) enthused.

He emailed to tell me the editorial secretary added her seal of approval, and I replied saying I was grateful for that, as the day had not been going well - it's raining and change in weather has brought the usual odd result of drivers behaving erratically, rendering road travel more exciting than one might wish; and I'm not quite happy with how my book is going and can't see what I need to do to make it go right; and this morning I weighed myself when I did my exercises only to discover I'd added a pound.  And I was missing him: a lot.  Sigh.

Very shortly I got an email back assuring me that Wii knows nothing, he's sure I can't have put on weight, but he will check me all over very carefully when he comes home, just to make sure.

My Badger is full of kindness.  He is one of the most cheerful, encouraging, supportive people I have ever met.  It's a wonderful thing, being married to someone who knows how to do love.  I consider myself blessed.

Oh - and in case you were curious:

18 comments:

Julie B. said...

I think your Badger is one in a million! And your hair looks fabulous! Praying for your writing....xxoo

BLD in MT said...

And I was curious! It looks very nice.

It is such a blessing to have one who supports and encourages you and loves you as you want to be. Your Badger sounds like a very good man.

Hawthorne said...

Aww...bless you both! And you look very pretty, Pen! x x

Ember said...

:0D

Elin said...

I recognize the feeling of looking at a picture of R and making a goofy smile. Unfortunately I cannot do like you and show the rest of the world because he has no to pictures of him on the blog... *sob*

Love your hair, it looks great. My hair is quite long but I do give it a trim from time to time so I cannot boost not having it trimmed for more than about half a year but I haven't been to a real hair dresser for about 2 years though.

Ember said...

Waving! Finished writing for the day. Thank you for your comments, friends! xxx

Gerry Snape said...

I did want to know ewhat it was like ....so I like! I'm always nervous about the haircut...will I feel like me afterwards? how silly!

Ganeida said...

Well! I was running through all the phrases [the way one does when one doesn't exactly want to lie but the truth isn't what one might wish] & so much wasted effort!!! I love long hair [echoing the Badger's squwark] but the hair cut really does look lovely & so very *you*.

Praying for the writing. Hope you see your way to clearness shortly & can move forward with confidence. A dab of long distance ♥ to help you along.

Ember said...

:0)

kat said...

WoW! Hair transformation, bit of a culture shock for you tho - you must bring your head (along with A & H) to visit the conservatory!
That pound is probably muscle from all that good, body cleansing, exercise ... turn the book to the wall for a little, like a painting - to get perspective
xx
Oh, and malluts ...

Ember said...

Right. We must have a conservatory moment. Down to brass tacks. Alice has Monday and Thursday afternoons and Fridays off. Any of those any good, cos I can never remember which week is her Wednesday & which her Saturday. x

Veiled Glory said...

Awww, Badger! :-)

I feel the same way about my Hobbit. ♥

The haircut suits you!

Ember said...

:0)

Katrina said...

I love your hair! I'm growing mine out for the first time in a couple years lol! I've had the same haircut for a decade lol.

Great husbands are a blessing! I love to bug mine daily :D lol

Ember said...

:0D
Hi Katrina! x

Katrina said...

Hi! :)

seekingmyLord said...

Just popped in to say "hi" and hope the writing is going well for you. I have a husband who is away from home much of the time also, so I understand a bit how it is to miss your mate.

Ember said...

:0) Hello my friend - good to hear from you - I had a look at your blog, and you sound soooo busy! God rest and strengthen you! x