My doctor suggested OTC medication. I was going to get it tomorrow, when I go see my manicurist. We stopped by store on our way home from dinner. I did not mention the medication. I knew I could get it tomorrow. When he returned the car, K remembered that I was supposed to get medication. He insisted on returning to the store right away to go get it for me, in spite of my protestations. What a sweetie!
Things he does
I don’t do well in hot weather. “I’m hot!” is a frequent complaint, to which K replies, “Yes you are!”
Tonight was one such night. When faced with the prospect of “It’s too Darn Hot,” K came up with a solution. He had me strip and lie under the ceiling fan over our bed. Then he rubbed a cool, wet washcloth over my skin repeatedly until I felt cool.
Evaporation is a wonderful thing. Especially since it was no longer too darn hot.
After the long day of working at the polls, and rushing around to get everything back quickly wore me out! I really wanted ice cream and a delightful adult beverage. I peeked to see if Scoops was in the Kohl’s lot, and it was! I went to get a scoop for myself and one for Keith, but the nice Scoops man stopped me. He said K had already bought me a scoop and it was waiting for me at home! I did buy the new Scoops bumper sticker, though.
At home, K brought me my scoop of Taro ice cream, and made me a Lemon Drop. Ah, it was good.
Tuesday, I worked at an election poll to help people vote. I love doing it, but it’s a long day, so I’m usually quite tired after. This one was quite the doozy. It was a gubernatorial primary, so there were ballots for each of the parties in each of the four language combos we offer, plus a second general ballot that everyone got. The ballots are huge, perhaps 8″x20″ of card stock, so they weigh a lot. We started with three full boxes of ballots, and finished with one full box and 3 partly full boxes. All still heavy. I was beat.
When I got home, the election adrenaline wore off, and I hurt all over. I had a small meal, some acetaminophen, and crawled to bed to wait for it to kick in. K was at a conference, so was quite late, but I still hadn’t fallen asleep by the time he got home. He kindly inquired if I had taken painkillers, because sometimes I’m too distracted to do so. Then he set up the heating pad to go under my sore back before he started getting ready for bed. When he was ready for bed, my back felt quite a bit better, but too hot, so I asked if he would move it towards my feet.
Instead, he turned it down and reminded me that we had a heated mattress topper that would act as a giant heating pad, if I just turned it on. Brilliant! I tend to sleep warm, so I almost never use it, and thus had forgotten. I turned it to medium, and it worked just as he said. I felt much better than the post-event norm this morning. This is why he is the Best Boyfriend Ever!
Not that long ago, K got me a brand-new desktop computer that is much faster and has much more storage than my old one. I edit video, and both were getting tight. Unfortunately, the new machine has only 1 firewire port. Most of my editing stuff requires firewire, so I had to configure the connections in a weird way, and I couldn’t plug in my import camcorder.
Last night he brought me a firewire hub, so I can configure my devices more logically.
Normally, K makes a fancy breakfast on Sundays for M and myself. But today he’s off at the Tour de Cure in Napa where he and M are bicycling 25 miles. I am no good at bicycling, so I stayed behind. As an alternative, K made fancy breakfast on Saturday – blueberry pancakes. Yum! That was very sweet.
BUT, he made extra, so I could reheat them Sunday morning and still have a fancy breakfast even though he wasn’t there. He is the best boyfriend ever.