Two things I love about giveaways: o1 Giving something fun to one of you and o2 Getting to know you! I have very much enjoyed reading the fun things about you. You all "know" me, so it's been splendid getting to know all my great readers! Thank you for "de-lurking" to say hello and tell me things like you only eat in even numbers, you play detective to find lost toys with your children, and that you can't stand to wear socks. You all sound like you'd be delightful neighbors.
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Ryan tells him I surprise him all the time with new things he learns about me, and claims that it's not fair I can read him like a picture book, my words, not his.
I can and do, usually, but something I didn't know about him before we were married was his other love-
-his love of old, family-owned hardware stores. There are two of these taxidermist product-clad stores each owned by brothers. Ryan told one brother how he frequently shops at the other Curry Thomas across town. The man said, Well, the next time you're there, tell my brother you've just been to a real hardware store!
Ryan took the day off work so we could do some Christmas shopping. We stopped at a couple of consignment stores and a thrift store and found some books and board games for our girlies 5. Then we drove past Curry Thomas and Ryan asked if I wanted to stop. I, meaning him. We bought a broom and a hose nozzle. I teased him that he just thought up things to buy so we could stop.
His smile confirmed my suspicion.
Our last stop was lunch at our most favorite restaurant where you have to wait in line almost too long and sit communal-style in an almost too crowded room.
And to top it off, Clover matched the wall.
What is something delightful you've learned about your spouse through the years?