Back at his place after having a couple drinks to celebrate his birthday. I'm making him chicken salad - one of his favorites that we have perfected at this point with grapes, dried cherries & pistachios. It felt kind of strange buying him a toaster for his birthday, but it is what he wanted. I did get him a Michigan State hoodie too (our local university team). When we cook breakfast, his job is making the toast...and he's great at doing dishes too. Something about a man doing dishes and cleaning that I love - or maybe it's just him.
This is his first place all by himself since his divorce years ago. I know he's really enjoying his own space and making it beautiful. As much as I'd like to be with him all the time, I know this is a great thing
for him to be on his own.