Yooper Stewart, the secret romantic …


I have the certificate to prove it!

This is what I woke up to on Valentine’s Day. Quite the surprise! Like most men, Yooper Stewart has a a distorted sense of romance. We often practice romantic gestures. For instance, I’ll ask him to tell me something romanctic, and he’ll say, “You have long, skinny hands” (that’s why we practice).

This year he completely surprised me with some sweet, written sentiments. As you can see above, I’m still the special one in his life (whew!). But that was just the beginning. I also found this on my computer …

YS has a thing for the puffy cards 🙂

He even wrote me a love note inside (seriously, a love note!). That would have been enough. But then …

Wait, what's this?

Another card?! It can’t be, but is it?

Awww ...

Yooper Stewart, I love you!

The Great Kitty Caper


Weekends at our house always include two things: a lot of work and a lot of rest. Yooper Stewart takes his Sabbath rest very seriously. Sometimes I worry that he’d leave the car stranded by the side of the road if it broke down on his day of rest. I never used to think too much about resting, but since I’ve been married I’ve come to appreciate a day to relax.

It doesn’t matter if we rest on Saturday or Sunday, so long as we take a day off. That day usually starts the same way – with YS taking his time getting out of bed.

It’s become his ritual. I usually bring him some coffee or cereal around 9 a.m. He shimmies himself up the wall enough so he can eat or drink without making a mess. Then he grabs his laptop for an hour or two of uninterrupted Yooper Stewart web surfing (usually involving Legos, car, and/or recycling).

Since the bed is the natural daytime habitat for Bucket and Midgie, they always join YS. Midgie, however, particularly enjoys human companionship in bed – especially in the fall and winter.

This is a typical morning-of-rest at the YS home:

Bucket, Matt…Midgie?

Here I am!

Well there she is! But how did we find her? It’s the Great Kitty Caper of 2011…