Tuesday, February 9, 2010

sorry about that

A: You better finish that. We don't abuse alcohol in this house.
R: (polishing off the bottle of wine) There. You happy? No abuse here!

R: (while clearing off closet shelves, grabbing a polished box) Holy cow! What the heck is in this? (hefting) It's heavy.
A: (turning around) OH. Um, that's... Blake.
R: O_O
Why don't you hold him?


I thought you knew what you were going to do with his ashes?
A: (weakly) Yeah. I just haven't done it yet. He's really heavy, and it's a bit of a hike, and I'm a weenie, and I haven't quite figured out how to make it happen...
(and then we hugged)


Lindsey K said...

Addie....seriously what are you doing for your birthday?? I will drive to Bozeman for sure, and if you have nothing planned yet lets do it! Plonk or something at LEAST!

Gucci Mama said...

Ooh, boy. I wish I had some really wise, magical words here.

More wine?


Crystal Young said...

I can only imagine what Rob was thinking at that moment. I know what I would have been thinking. Typed out it would have looked something like this, "Now I am a prick. That was probably the most insensitive thing i could have done. I didn't know. IDIDNTKNOW. I am so sorry. I hope it doesn't make her cry. It'd be my fault - now I have to revist the valentines day plans. Flowers just isn't going to cut it on this one."

Addie said...

It wasn't really painful at all - just weirdly awkward and funny. I felt badly for him, because I knew the box was up there, and I knew that we were clearing shelves, and I didn't put two and two together until he was exclaiming about it.

And then I reminisced about funny stories to Rob and thought that this was the only time in life I'd ever be able to physically carry the weight of that 6'3" hottie. If anything, I felt the worst for Rob, not me.

He kind of got jimmy-jacked!

aubyn said...

I like camping and I like you. So if you want some company when you want to um... do what you want... with that box.... you let me know.
The analogies between having this box in your house and life are.... interesting? How do I write that gently?
love you

Gailzee said...

Addie, that is the funniest story of all time in a sweet sort of way! You know you're on your way to healing when something of this magnitude happens and you just have to face it and hug! I love you both very much and you are writing a new chapter in your precious life together and someday you both will look back on that moment and you both will LOL!

kfuhrman said...

Dear sweet Adele. I couldn't help but laugh, and then think oh-no! But I'm so glad you feel free to share with all of us. I can't even imagine what Rob must've been thinking.