Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Full-frontal Wooing

Before I left Califoria, I told Tom he'd better be ready to woo me.  "I want some wooing."  

Scarey for him, of course.  

So when I drove up to our house and tried to unlock the front door, he appeared in full blue suit and silk tie (I like him dressed up). "Welcome home," he said and kissed me.  Fresh rose petals were strewn through the hall and up the stairs, into our bedroom.  Dark chocolate Lindt balls on the bed.  He turned on music:  Oldies--Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin.   The bathroom mirror  had a heart drawn on it with Tom loves Louise written on it.  I giggled with each new discovery and we danced in our bedroom to Nat King Cole crooning "Tenderly."  A new Lavender bath oil was set on the tub.

Later we heard that two of our grandchildren brought a friend to our house, rang the doorbell--and waited.  "Maybe they're naked," Harrison said.  Then Anne saw the rose petals and said, "I think we'd better go,"

We weren't naked, guys.  By then we had left for Nordstroms.  We weren't naked!

16 comments:

dede said...

I remember once when I was a teenager and my friend's parents left a trail of clothes to their bedroom with a tape of Sade playing. It was just a joke, but I was scarred. Really scarred.
I'm sure anne, harrison and friend will never forget the thought of two old people naked.

Robin said...

You guys are FAST!
......

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I have to tell you how happy I am I found it. My sister, Emily in Grey Ohio, sent me a link to your blog. I read your Grasshopper book years and years ago and I re-read it every now and then. I loved that book because I felt like you were describing me. I recommend it to every book club I have ever been in. They all love it too. Even the non-mo clubs.

I find you funny, charming, refreshing and wonderful!

Ashley Harward said...

Now that is wooing! High five to Tom. :)

Louise Plummer said...

Oh, I get it now. Robin and Emily in Ohio are sisters. Where are YOU, Robin?

Richardson's B.L.A.H.S. said...

I can't decide if this post gives me too much information into the lives of my aunt & uncle. It certainly gives me some insight. Cute couple, is all I'm going to think about.

Kerry said...

haha!

Ann said...

Oh. Louise. THIS IS FABULOUS.

Welcome home. Love you lots.

Emily said...

I love getting credit for things. ;-) Robin is in the west. We basically adore you.

Sarah said...

Oh Thomas, such a sweetie.

Harrison said...

It doesn't help that all of the lights were on in the house and your car was sitting in the front. Might I add, your clothes were still in the car. Who knows what strange things you and Grandpa do when you're alone in the house.

I don't want to think about it anymore.

Anne said...

Woops. That was me. Harrison doesn't like to talk about the "rose petal" image.

How do we know you're not just covering up?

Lara said...

posts like these are when i stick my fingers in my ears, scrunch my eyes shut and start yelling "I can't hear you I can't hear you I can't hear you"

Robin said...

I am in Colorado. And I think you were naked. Yup. Nakie.

Mike said...

Tom really worked the mojo. I'm impressed.

Kacy said...

Wow. What a fun sexy time for you and Tom.

Kristen said...

He's a romantic one!

I remember once my friend called me late at night and when "I" answered I sounded out of breath and annoyed and she said, "Oh My Gosh! You're having sex aren't you!?" To which "I" replied, "Who the #%*@ is this?!" and she hung up realizing she had dialed the wrong number.

I still laugh about that. I told her I wouldn't have answered if I'd been thus engaged.

By the way - I am Emily's and Robin's sister, in Idaho. We all love you!