Monday, February 21, 2011

The other side of the bed

Way back before B and I were married, back when we were shacking up, living in sin, living together, he spent close to a year working in Mexico. He’d spend 8 weeks there, 2 weeks here. It was a long year.

Every time B came home, he’d say that he could tell I wasn’t cheating on him because his side of the bed was covered in reading materials. De-booking his side of the bed could take a while.

Turns out old habits die hard.


He’s been gone since Thursday, and his side of the bed is covered by:

  • One Pearls Before Swine comic collection
  • Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (I highly recommend it)
  • Two Christian Science Monitors
  • One The New Yorker (not visible because it’s buried under everything else)

I’d better de-book before he gets home tonight.


Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

You have very noble reading pursuits. When my husband goes out of town, I read Star Magazine.

Alexandra said...

I say no to the debooking.

Somehow, I think it brings home a feeling of peace and calm and familiarity to come home to books on his side.

Leave them, I think they're sweet.

Susan Mack said...

All of these books are targeted above Campbell's age. You're doing GREAT!

shrink on the couch said...

My vote? Don't debook. He might develop unfounded suspicions.

Now, when my husband is away? No books on his side because I like to move over and sleep square in the middle. Nothing like that spread out feeling.