Will he still need me? Will he still feed me?

4 May

pretty flower at Morro Bay State Park

My husband borrowed my camera for his meeting today. So my plans for my post went out the window. No worries. With a backlog of photos (even out of focus ones), I can always find something to yammer on about.

I am very excited today because I am getting a new computer. Greg is picking it up today while he is out and about. I should clarify . . . it’s a new to ME computer. We love Craig’s List! I am getting a laptop — a Powerbook G4. Like this . . .

Isn’t it beautiful? And, because I am all about the accessories and all about the stuff and all about the tools and the stuff (did I mention the stuff?), I ordered some accessories last night . . .

It’s going to be the pinkest Powerbook evah! My husband is appalled (which only makes it all the better!)

So, the really exciting thing about this is why I am getting it. Summer is coming. I will have a lot of free time. My husband — who really does love and understand me — is calling my bluff. Bad things happen when people call my bluffs — I generally end up doing what I said I was going to do. I do things like get tattoos when I turn 40 and things like that. So anyway, this particular bluff isn’t about tattoos, body piercing, or anything like that. It’s about doing something I’ve always said I would do. Doing something that I think I’m good at. Doing something I’ve always dreamed of doing. Writing.

My husband is calling my bluff, buying me a laptop, and telling me to write. A book, a story, poems, articles — whatever it is that comes out. Just write. Focus on the writing. Make time and space for writing. Write.

Is it any wonder that I love him so much? What a guy. He knew my dreams when I was 18. He honors them when I’m 44.  I’m guessing he’ll feel the same when I’m 64.

Gage took this shot of Greg

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12 Responses to “Will he still need me? Will he still feed me?”

  1. jodyss 4 May, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    He’s a peach!

  2. Miz S 4 May, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    I’m guessing you’ll keep him?

  3. mon@rch 4 May, 2008 at 6:52 pm #

    How awesome and I hope you enjoy the new computer!

  4. Tara Dharma 4 May, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

    …and he’s a cutie! Extend his lease.

    ANd do some writing — have a ball!

  5. jayne 5 May, 2008 at 2:35 am #

    Awww…. how cool Liza! Love the pinkness of it all! What a guy indeed!

  6. robin andrea 5 May, 2008 at 7:03 am #

    My father used to say, “Isn’t love grand?” A laptop in time for those summer days without end. Write on, my friend. Tell Greg we think he rocks!

  7. Mary 5 May, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    YOU GO, Liza! Write! You do it so well. That’s a lovely laptop you have there…hold it tightly and cherish it. And write.

  8. Pam 6 May, 2008 at 2:53 pm #

    Cool on the new to you computer!! And I’m so curious, what are you going to write?

  9. Clare 8 May, 2008 at 5:34 am #

    You’ll love the Powerbook. They are great. And enjoy the writing. Write what is inside, it will work out great.

    BTW if you really want to accessorize your new toy (er tool) you should check out the people that are engraving my moleskines. They do laptops also and they have some incredible work. Let me know if you’d like their URL.

  10. toni 9 May, 2008 at 4:16 am #

    By now you are most likely enjoying the powerbook. I love my macbook. Your dear husband is right you should write. Here is a link to help you get started publishing.
    http://www.blurb.com/
    Now we need to see the books! BTW with blurb other people can buy your books and you make money. Just in case you have not heard of blurb before.

  11. Liza Lee Miller 9 May, 2008 at 5:07 am #

    Thanks, Toni! I had heard of Blurb but I’m so far away from thinking about publishing yet. Maybe I should collect some poems and photos and try a small volume! 🙂 Just to get my feet wet!

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