We did not do much today but still SO managed to get me totally speechless.We had to go to get some bits and pieces for dinner and for the coming week again. SO mentioned that he wanted to buy a new USB stick.
We wandered through the city enjoying the coolish, sunny weather and simply enjoying the company we were with. I asked SO why he wanted a USB stick, we have many already. He explained that he wanted one that was dedicated to some work to make his life easier. Fair enough. So lets do that first as that is the store further away.
We wandered in and SO immediately took to the corner where they have e-readers and asked the man: “Do you have one in red?” “Unfortuntaly not, but we have them in white and black” SO turns to me with a wicked little smile and says “Do you mind having a white one?”Uhm what? A white one? Me? But I don’t,………………… hang on, what is happening here?
SO smiled and said: “You were so cute being engrossed in the reading and I know that you have been looking at one, but have been very strict with yourself on this and putting it off. I just want to buy you one, just because I love seeing you reading so happily”. I looked slightly stunned and sheepishly at SO as reality was starting to sink in but not reaching my brain yet. SO enjoyed himself tremendously seeing my response and buying the e-reader.
It took some time today for it all to sink in and before I found my voice again. I now have my own e-reader. No more taking turns and I can take it with me whenever I want. SO was always kind and courteous that I could take the e-reader whenever I had a long train trip, but this is even better. I spent part of the rest of the day updating software, registering, loading our Gutenberg collection and the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. I am still not 100% fully functional but I am so going to enjoy this. What a wonderful generous man I married. He really managed to take me by surprise with this present.