Slice: "Can I go to Vernal at midnight and buy the game?"
Me: "And then what? You'll play all night and sleep all day tomorrow and we won't get anything done and ..."
Slice: "No I won't. What do you want done tomorrow? What do you want me to do?"
Me: "A headboard. Make me a headboard."
And that's how it went.
I've actually had the stuff to make a headboard for a YEAR now, sitting in my downstairs closet. Our bed is in front of a window and we have spent two years pushing curtains out of our faces at night. I scored an old cheap headboard from my parents (thanks Mom!) and Slice chopped off the molding on top, glued some extra wood behind the slats, and we were in business.
Then we went to a concert. Well, I sang in it. I had two days to stress about singing the national anthem a capella during a concert when (musical) people are actually listening, and what to wear when the band is wearing concert black but I don't want to wear all black and I'm a soloist anyway, and how early should I be there, and are the kids going to make it through the concert, and ..... it all turned out fine.
When I got home at 9:00 the kids were still in the bath. After Slice and I put them to bed and deliberated more than a little, we got back to work on the headboard. I cut my fabric in half and stitched it back up, matching the pattern as well as I could. We stapled foam and batting and fabric, Slice left for Vernal, I finished it up and stuck it behind our bed and stroked it lovingly. (Just kidding.)
WE HAVE A HEADBOARD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR MARRIED LIFE.
I sent this picture to Slice still wearing my black tights from the concert and well, dear, this is the closest thing to a boudoir photo you're ever going to get.
Then I promptly fell asleep and Slice didn't come to bed until after 4:00, also after I'd been up TWICE with the kids.
But he didn't sleep all day Tuesday, so you know. I'll take what I can get.