Sunday, April 22, 2018

A step back in time - YASP



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Eric mailed me a package that sent me back in time to our dating days; when he was courting me and I was drawing lines in the sand, afraid of relationships and getting hurt again. His gift was placed in a funny little box with a cloth bow.  No special occasion, I found six glow sticks and a new toy.  His card stated that upon his return, we would hang the glow sticks in a tree out back and play under the lights.

Image result for YASPThe card was signed YASP.  Back in the day,
I used to find Eric's business card on my windshield with "YASP!" sketched next to his name. "You are so pretty". Those letters sent me through a time machine of falling in love...


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Eric discovered my favorite animal is the elephant.  He surprised me with a trip to the zoo, handmade a card for me with a fun fact, "Elephants don't eat peanuts" and gave me a box of animal crackers that I still have. That was the day I wished he would hold my hand, even though I'd been pushing him away.




Having been on my own for a long time, Eric did little things, like leave a bag
of fertilizer on my front porch when it was time to get the lawn greened up.
Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food, 5,000 sq ft, Multicolor Suddenly, the single girl had the best yard on the block.

So many memories. I used to write Eric cards everyday that he was gone. He used to surprise me with  a massage certificate, or a card just letting me know he loves me. Sometimes he would get me at work for a quick lunch in the middle of the day "Come on Amy, I got a hall pass, let's play!". I used to undo his belt, slide down his zipper, and play with him under the table while chatting about mundane topics so the neighboring tables had no interest in us. He brought me to life sexually and sometimes I just couldn't resist, him.

I love what we have today and don't want to give any of it up, but I do miss the days of hot pursuit and playful gestures on both of our parts. I've got my glow sticks and toy waiting at the sliding glass door with a soft picnic blanket and a heart full of anticipation. 11 days. "YASP" he says. "YASP"

Amy

18 comments:

  1. Hi Amy,

    Oh this is so lovely! How very sweet of Eric and what wonderful memories :) YASP...I love it! I love the trip to the zoo, the animal crackers were an adorable touch.

    Now you have something even more special to look forward to when he gets home :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, We've had enough time apart that Eric has always been really good about making me feel loved when he can't be around. He would not take no for an answer when he was in pursuit. I miss that feeling that he'd give anything for just a minute together.
      Amy

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  2. What a sweet man you have, Amy. Those were thoughtful gifts of love in your early days. Love the YASP acronym!

    Good for you to have a plan for Eric's return ... nothing like a few days of excited anticipation to fuel the fires of love and sexy times ... 11 more sleeps ;)) you've got this! ... nj ... xx

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    1. 11 more sleeps; sounds doable. And yes, Eric has always been good at the unexpected thoughtful gift. He pays attention to what makes me smile and continues to do what he can to keep my blues away.
      Amy

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  3. Ahh Love this,,,I have been wearing my grandma hat for 10 days...and I so sympathize with the missing part right now...YASP...keep that close to your heart.
    hugs abby

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    1. YASP - it's etched in my head and my heart.
      Amy

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  4. I'm glad you got a special package in the mail from your hubby. Loved hearing about YASP.

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    1. I spread fertilizer on the lawn today in honor of those memories. :)
      Amy

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    2. Wow, you did? You go, girl ! But, hopefully the job was a little more fun since you were having precious memories as you were working.

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    3. Haha. You would think. Instead, I just got annoyed that Eric wasn't here to do this for us. My sprinklers were all clogged. Ugh. Come home MAN. This is your job!!
      Amy

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  5. This is lovely, what a sweet fellow you have there. It’s always good to have something to look forward to and it would seem that you’ve got that covered!
    It won’t be long, hang in there.

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  6. Breathe. That's what I keep telling myself. Sundays are hard. Monday, work sets in and I'm distracted again.
    Amy

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  7. Aw what a sweet post, not long to go now.
    love Jan, xx

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  8. Amy, a sweet and lovely post. Yes, wont be long now.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  9. Awwwww, i'm smiling at my screen. :) He'll be back soon! soon!

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  10. This is such a sweet post. Hope the eleven days fly by.

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  11. Awww you two are just so sweet. YASP! Have fun playing under your glow sticks. How romantic.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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  12. I adore this post. What a trip down memory lane. That new energy can be so addictive, but it can still be exciting now!! Like with the glow sticks. Or I remember Sir tied a crotch knot with no panties under my dress and he took me out to a broadway show and dinner... it was exciting for me the entire time!

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