Sunday, October 31, 2010

Romance in Real Life

As a romance writer/reader, my life is full of romance. On most days I'm either reading a romance or, when the muse is strong, writing one. These days, however, my life is filled with romance in a different way. A real way. Not just words on a page, but real, live romance.

My husband is a fabulous man. Of course he is. I wouldn't have married him if he wasn't. But lately, he's been really romantic in one particular way.

When I work out, I always listen to music. I usually get stuck in one groove or another and listen to the same thing for a while. These days it's the new Toby Keith CD, Bullets in the Gun. I simply program in the best running songs, and away I go. Once the "meat" of the workout is done, I'll throw in a couple of other tunes for my cool down.

One of the hands-down best songs on the CD is "Kissing in the Rain". Toby has a knack for not only putting down hard-driving in-your-face music, but romantic ballads as well. This is one of those romantic songs.

Every time I play it while I'm working out in the basement, if my hubby's home and he hears it, he comes down the stairs, takes me in his arms, and we dance. My sweaty sheen doesn't bother him one bit. (Which is saying a lot, because if he were the sweaty one, I wouldn't go near him with a ten foot pole.) We simply dance, right there in the basement, among the clutter and old furniture and the furnace and the washer and dryer. Seriously, it's one of the most romantic things ever. I've always known he's my soulmate, and this is definitely one of the many reasons why.

So,thanks, Toby, for a beautiful, romantic song.

Until next time,

Happy Reading! (or dancing)



N. R. Williams said...

You're lucky. Enjoy your man.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

June said...

Ah, that's sweet!


Debra St. John said...

Nancy, Oh I do.

June, isn't it?!

Deb Larson said...

My hubby and I have a "few" favorites that when they come on the radio, he grabs me and we dance. I wouldn't trade it for a ballroom dance for anything! I love it, love it, love it!
DL Larson

Terry Odell said...

So nice. I've often said to the Hubster, "My next husband will take me dancing." Sadly, he has absolutely no sense of rhythm and can't 'hear' the music.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Morgan Mandel said...

Goes to show you don't need to be in a fancy place to be romantic.

That is so sweet. And Toby Keith is one of my faves as well.

Can't wait for the award show on Nov. 10.

Morgan Mandel