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I’ve Been Thinking About You

Jim and I have always been *that* kind of couple, the kind that checks in with each other a couple of times each day, the kind that connects over dinner and while relaxing in the evening…communicators.

His time in the Navy way back in the day was most difficult for us, as it was before the internet and cell phones. When he was out to sea for months at a time, we relied on the rare phone call when he was in port and actual written letters, delivered sporadically on both ends.

When he was a civilian again, we were better able to stay in touch during the work day. It’s always been nice to be able to give him a quick call to ask a question if I had one, and vice versa. When we added unlimited texting to our cell phones, it was even easier (and less intrusive on both ends).

He recently started a new job that is keeping him more out of touch than usual: we don’t connect as much during the day–even by text–because he’s very, very busy. He’s also traveling a little bit again.

We’re making technology work for us, though. Facetime is our new friend when he’s on business trips. Of course there’s still texting, and I recently even created a Google Doc grocery list so we can both add to it whenever we think of something, and then whoever happens to stop at the store can just pull up the list and grab what we need.

He’s out of the country on a business trip this week and we were prepared for very little communication. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had thought of a way to let me know he was thinking of me via our Google Doc grocery list.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I think I’ll keep him.

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  • Ally Bean November 7, 2012, 9:11 am

    Just about the sweetest grocery list ever. 🙂

  • TheNextMartha November 7, 2012, 9:13 am


  • Liz November 7, 2012, 9:29 am

    He had me at laughing cow cheese 🙂

    • Melisa November 7, 2012, 11:16 pm

      We like our Laughing Cow Cheese!

  • Just Jen November 7, 2012, 9:32 am

    Awwww. That actually made me teary. So sweet!!!

  • Shannon November 7, 2012, 10:08 am

    What a great idea! The Google Docs grocery list… and the keeping him.

  • Cyndi Mullins November 7, 2012, 1:28 pm

    I love this! And the shopping list- BRILLIANT!

    • Melisa November 7, 2012, 11:02 pm

      Thank you! I amazed myself when I thought of it. We used to always have conversations like, “What was it you said you needed again?” SO FRUSTRATING! 🙂

  • Carolynne November 7, 2012, 9:14 pm

    I LOVE the idea of using google docs for a grocery list! We are currently using it for Christmas lists for our family as everyone thinks of things to add in the months coming up to Christmas. Your husband is so sweet for writing that little note to you! I’m so glad you’re keeping him 😀

    • Melisa November 7, 2012, 11:00 pm

      Christmas list is ALSO a great idea!! I love Google Docs!! 🙂

  • Colleen November 7, 2012, 9:24 pm

    Too too sweet!

  • Sandra November 7, 2012, 10:57 pm

    i’m seriously bawling over this right now.

    • Melisa November 7, 2012, 10:59 pm

      Oh my gosh, don’t cry!

  • Tara R. November 8, 2012, 1:41 pm

    What a sweetheart!