My wife and I live in a neighborhood that is really quiet. There is only us and one other house on one side of the street. Those neighbors are nice and quiet. Two houses of four across the street have been empty for years, and there are only two at the end of our yard in front. No houses are behind us. At the end of our yard, one of those two houses is empty. The owners just mow the lawns and never added any renters. When the house on the corner sold to a guy with tattoo sleeves, long hair and a motorcycle, I have to admit that I was worried.
I was not passing judgement, but I certainly was a bit nervous. It turns out that the guy is actually really nice. He works in the oil fields, and he was trying to establish a home close to his work so that he could move his wife and daughter up from Texas. The guy works long hours and then works on that old house on the weekends. He does a tremendous amount of work in a day. The benefits of youth and good genetics are nice. He talked to me about his tattoo sleeves. He pointed out how each individual tattoo has a personal meaning to him.
My husband came home one night to tell me that our girls were going to be in a dance recital. I had asked him to take them to dance class because I could not get out of a work deadline. He had all sort of ideas about how to make the girls costumes, including buying LED shoes that light up, rainbow tutus and much more. I had to smile to myself. I married a special man that cares about his daughters and doesn’t make a complaint about having to take the girls to class. Instead, he lights up and comes up with great ideas about how to help. He’s a keeper!
I met my husband after I bad divorce with my first husband. I married the first one rather young. I can look back now and see how little I really knew of what I wanted in the world when I met the first man I married. I thought love was all that we needed, but long term relationships and marriage is not that simple. You must have things in common, and most of all, you must fully respect and have the ability to truth the other person.
My brother and I are always trying to outdo each other when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for each other. This tradition started when we were just kids, and it is very much alive nearly 30 years later too. The funny thing is that we were just goofing off at first, but we have always ended up getting each other gifts that really are nice instead of the gag gifts that we were first trying for. This year, I already knew what I was going to get for him. I did a search for LED shoes because he told me he was going to take up running in the new year.
This was not as far fetched as it might be for some people saying that. When he was in high school as well as university, he was on the track team and was really good. Life got in the way though between family commitments, work commitments and just getting through the days, and he began running less and less.
My daughter is so picky about what she likes, so I don’t dare buy her anything unless she has given me exact details on what she wants. I have had to return too many things to make it any fun for either of us. It seemed that if I bought something, then it had to go back because it is an unwritten rule that she cannot like something that I think is cute. I broke my own rule on this though when I saw the LED shoes online a few weeks ago.
She had already given me her birthday list, and she did have a pair of Nike shoes on it. I had already bought those, but I wasn’t about to return them. I had been looking for a pair of shoes for myself, and that is when I came across the LED shoes online. I thought they were really neat when I saw them, and I had a feeling she would too. That was a big assumption on my part, but I thought for once this was something we would agree on. We both think Nike shoes are the best, and I knew she likes things that are bright and fun.