Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Leonardless

It's been almost a month since I've seen Leonard. I know, it's crazy and hopefully it won't have to happen again. Being alone in our tiny apartment, reminders of his absence are everywhere. I thought I'd share with you all some of the things I'm missing out on when we're apart. Note: Due to lack of a photo of myself frowning, I had to morph a Leonard frown onto my own face!


Leonardism...Here are some things about Leonard that I really miss:
- Having to wake him up 3+ times to get out of bed
- The way he shakes his shoulders and torso, which in Leonard-speak means "will you tickle my back?"
- When he watches me do my hair like he's actually interested in it
- His patience when I said I was ready to go 10 minutes ago, but won't really be ready for another 15
- My patience when he tells me about some amazing new thing Apple is coming out with
- Watching him lip-sync passionately to any Ballad being sung on American Idol
- Watching him dance like Beyonce to any fast song being sung on American Idol
- Looking at each other with raised eyebrows when our weird neighbor across the hall randomly screams yet again for no apparent reason
- Hearing him say "sweetheart does this tie look o.k. with these shoes? I don't know about these things!"
- Seeing him respond more quickly to "Ky-Bear" than to his real name
- When he wakes me up in the middle of the night because I'm whimpering during a nightmare
- Hearing his matter-of-fact response of "let's go snuggle" when I am sad/had a long day at work/just walked through the door
- Him pointing out the uneaten last scrap of food on my plate, and dubbing it my "token leave behind"
- Not having to open my own car door
- Being able to refer to the "bonus drawer" or "favorite chair" and be completely understood
- Hearing him call me "that creepy neighborhood watch lady" when I hear something strange outside the window and simply have to investigate
I could go on and on. Let's just say that without Leonard, there is a huge void in my life. Luckily, we will be reunited this weekend and it can't come soon enough. Life is so much better when we're together - it's amazing what a little Leonard can do!