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Hobbies and Hubbies

The plan was perfect. Hubby and I would set off on Sunday afternoon to hike in another part of my newly discovered state park. Romance, nature, good exercise -- what more could a couple ask for?

Only thing is, he's not into nature.

Apparently, all those years of Boy Scouting didn't turn him into Thoreau. Give me lakes, woods and mountains, and I'm good to go. But he much prefers the stimulation of competing in a game -- boardgame, card game, computer game. I could easily go the rest of my days without playing another game; he could easily go without seeing so much as a shrub.

Still, he got dressed up warm and kept me company on my nature hike because he knew I'd like that. I was like a pig in mud, admiring the marvelous waves of ice designs in the creek, and the seemingly perfect circles in the ice, surrounded by powdered-sugar snow.

Meanwhile, down near the fishing dock, a number of brightly colored bobbers dangled from branches like Christmas-tree ornaments.

There was so much to see: icy waterfalls that had seeped down through rocks; the three trees by the creek that looked like witches, hubby said; rocks wedged in ice chunks resting above the cellophane-clear water surface; and parts of the creekside fields which had collapsed into mud.

Much of the time, I do my nature walking on my own. But I'm glad he joined me this time.

Does your significant other share your hobbies?

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Jan. 8th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
from Maria
Nope. Bing and I don't share hobbies. She doesn't read fiction, blog or knit and I don't go to the gym.

And I am more like your husband. I looked at those photos and frankly, I just saw...cold. It looked very, very cold.
Jan. 8th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Re: from Maria
LOL! Maybe, as a public service, I should do my winter-scene posts in August to cool my readers off, and post my summer pix from Florida now! :-)
Jan. 8th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Steve looks pretty good for his age! Our age?
Jan. 8th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
I know -- if 23 years of marriage to me and 16 years of fatherhood to the Fudgeteen haven't aged him, I don't know what will!
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