Vin and I tend to go to bed pretty late and that leads to us getting up pretty late the next day. To avoid any judgement, I will refrain from specifying the actual times but it’s become a vicious pattern. What can I say? I’m a little nocturnal… I’ll be sluggish all day (especially if there is work or chores to be done!) and then the sun sets and I turn into the most energized, goal-oriented girl in all the world. I understand it’s not super healthy and I’ve tried to fix it, I promise! I can’t explain why but, for now, that’s what we’re workin’ with.
Just for the record, Vin’s even worse but shhh… don’t tell him I said that!
This morning, we did our usual early morning stirring, water drinking, quick quips about funny dreams, etc… but instead of rolling over and falling back asleep, we decided to get up and go on a little adventure. I threw on a bathing suit, we ate a quick breakfast and we left! Where we were going exactly? We hadn’t figured it out yet but it was gonna be somewhere south and sandy.
We didn’t really end up at any specific destination. Or maybe we ended up with a ton of destinations? We just drove. We drove all down the coast, stopping where ever we wanted, for however long we wanted and maybe getting just a tiny bit lost a few times. It was so much fun!
Vin and I can hang out for insane amounts of time without any trouble but car rides aren’t usually the high point of our trips. I can’t imagine that they are for most people. They are usually used for work-related conversations, maybe some finishing touches on make up (mine – not his! Usually… 😉 ) but mostly, lots of staring out the window in peaceful silence with the radio quietly playing in the background, lost in thought. I actually prefer it that way. I think it’s the lack of eye contact due to whoever’s driving (hopefully) watching the road. I can’t converse without eye contact!!
Today was different, though. We laughed together, spoke our daydreams out loud, got annoyed with a couple stupid drivers, swapped some memories, talked about all the things we want to do this summer, and sang A LOT. Someone may have even rapped a little bit but he (oops! I mean that person…) probably wouldn’t want me telling everyone since he (man… I did it again!) is a little shy. 🙂
It was a really great day.
I got to know the man I love even better than before.
You might even say I unlocked the…
(Sorry, but how perfect is that?! I snapped a picture of some random boxed wine when we were at the market.)
Anyway, I think he’d say the got to know me even better as well. We were free to be ourselves. Completely honest and goofy, fun and free.
Then we turned around and came back to our lovely little home, which is nice in a whole different way.