Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A loving spouse

Today is the court day for the guy who hit my husband; for those of you who missed the earlier post, this is the guy who hit my husband with his car going about 35 mph (about 55 km/hr) when my husband was crossing the street in a crosswalk, breaking my husband's pelvis in three places, pushing his collarbone permanently out of place, shifting the front part of his skull, etc. The guy pled NOT GUILTY to "failure to yield to a pedestrian." Um, right.

Our attorney--who has been representing us in the civil matter but has no say in the criminal matter--warned Dan that if the guy brings an attorney to represent him, that guy may try to ream Dan. My poor husband--the victim of this matter. I wonder what the guy's attorney could ask him that would be so rude? Needless to say, I'm feeling a little anxious today. I was also feeling a little anxious last night. I convinced my husband to go with me to a bookstore to get the book I need to read for this weekend's book club meeting. I thought I wanted dessert. But I was too tired to make dessert, so I pondered getting a piece of mudslide cheesecake at the bookstore. Then I pondered a milkshake. Once I had dragged him out of the house, my husband wanted to wander the books for a while, but I told him I felt like I would eat something if we stayed in the bookstore (with its cafe).

"Well, use your sympathetic mind thing that you've been doing." He put his arms around me.

"What do you mean?" I was somewhat just being purposefully obtuse. My eyes felt heavy.

"I mean, do you really want dessert? If not, what is it that your body really wants?"

I put my head on his chest and closed my eyes. "I want to go to sleep. That's what I want. I'm very tired." Just saying it, I felt like I could have fallen asleep leaning against him.

So he agreed to go ahead and leave the store. I bought my book. We went home and were asleep by 10 p.m., and I still struggled to wake up this morning at 7. I was seriously worn out last night.

I'm very grateful my husband is the kind of guy who will do what's best for my needs even if it isn't convenient for what he wants.


Robyn said...

I hope everything goes well in court - what an asshole that guy could be even plead not guilty?
What a sweet hubby - glad you got a good nights sleep!

Chris H said...

I didn't know about your husband's accident.... I hope all went well in court... and yes, he is lovely.

metamorphose said...

I hope all goes well in court. Your husband is very sweet.

ArleneWKW said...

Congratulations for recognizing that you were vulnerable and getting out of the store (also for having such a wonderful hubby). I find it enraging that your hubby has been injured so badly with some injuries likely to be permanent and that he has to go through a court hearing regarding this. Errrrrrrrrg.

On another subject, I'm adding your "meatloaf" to your recipes that I plan to try.

:-) said...

hope all went well today in court!

Sonya said...

Your husband is amazing! And I really hope that the jerk who hit him got NAILED today in court.

And I will e-mail you for your hubby's little mp3 program, if you don't mind.;-) I just haven't gotten around to it, and I really appreciate you offering.