Lately, the Husband and I have been like ships passing in the night. Heâ€™s been busy with the clinic, and Iâ€™ve been traveling all over for Operation Beautiful. So this morning, we turned off the TV, stayed away from the computer, and just enjoyed each otherâ€™s company. It was very, very nice.
We slept late and then made breakfast together. I cooked the food, and he made black tea. Trust me â€“ if youâ€™ve got an English husband, you should let them make the tea! He breaks out the nice china and everything.
Breakfast included scrambled eggs with stir-fried mushrooms and broccoli. Some buttery toast on the side.
We debated going on a run but I could tell neither one of us seemed very excited by the idea. Then, we remembered that we had borrowed my mother-in-lawâ€™s tennis rackets and headed out to a local court.
Even though I took months of tennis lessons in high school, I was prepared to spend a lot of time running around the court, chasing screamers hit by the Husband and picking up my own serves that hit the net. And I did. Heh. Good cardio workout, in the very least.
As evidence by this video of the Husbandâ€™s secret talent, he has ridiculously great hand-eye coordination. I hope our future children inherit his athleticism. Sure, I can plod along for 26.2 miles, but the Husband can pick up pretty much any sport or competitive activity in 10 minutesâ€¦ and win.
Itâ€™s so annoying.
Evidence of his wicked hand-eye coordination: Without any practice, on the first try, he could bounce the ball off the edge of the racket 15 times in a row.
I could tell he was going easy on me, and yet he still beat me in every single round we played. I did manage to stick it out for several good rallies, though. But in general, the score was usually 15-Love or 30-Love.
We had such a good time â€“ it was so fun to just do something different â€“ that Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll be back to play again. Maybe Iâ€™ll get better over time!