Linking up with the lovely Lisa-Jo once more, for five minutes of writing. Just five minutes. Which is lucky, as today, more so than usual, five minutes is about all I have going spare!
Today’s prompt word….is TOGETHER.
I’m a big fan of togetherness, of belonging. Being part of a group of friends, a team, a sisterhood, a family, a nation….I like being part of something bigger and better than myself.
Today has been quite the study in togetherness, with the person I’m the most ‘together with’, both in the eyes of the outside world and in the way we operate together.
Yesterday Matthew and I picked up the keys to our first house (that we’ve owned) together. Today we have spent fifteen long hours working together to make the house a home. Walls have been painted, furniture built, and seemingly a hundred and forty different deliveries arrived.
Throughout, we worked as a team. A team I’m so proud to be part of. Not only is Matthew clever, talented, hardworking (and handsome, of course :)), he’s also such a great person to work alongside. Together. He doesn’t mind when I get livid at atrocious customer service (well, livid in my little Claire way – a bit sad and cross!), and he’s very proud of my achievements, however small (I built a mirror! I didn’t paint the skirting board inadvertently!).
We’re building a home together, little by little. Our friends and families are helping too, adding to the feeling of community and togetherness. It’s a lovely thing. It’s going to take a while, but I intend to enjoy the journey.
But for now, we’re back in the flat now, and about to tuck up together with pizza and something silly on TV. Happy together.