no, not that cycle, the love cycle.
i don't know if this happens to anyone else, but the hubs and i go through cycles. i always love him, that goes without saying. he is my best friend and has been since i was 15. but that feeling of being IN love, that feeling where you want to be near them as much as possible (and i'm not talking just for the deed), where you delight, yes delight in them like you did when you were dating, or just get that tingly feeling when you look at them, that, for me, goes in cycles.
that probably sounds awful, like i don't delight in him or get tingly on a regular basis. but let's face it, when you've been married for 16 years and both work full time, travel for your jobs, have two kids, four animals and all the other life stuff, the tingly moments don't always get top priority. but sometimes, sometimes i just get swept away all over again.
for the most part we are on the same page though one of us might be a paragraph or two behind. but other times we are completely in sync. over the last five years or so this happens more and more often.
a couple of years ago i posted about this i think, and compared us to neapolitan ice cream. sometimes it's the strawberry (my least favorite flavor, but it's still ice cream and i love ice cream), then there's vanilla, also, still loving the ice cream but, it's vanilla=boring, and then there is the chocolate, luscious and yummy and tasty and my favorite.
and this week it wasn't any one thing that realigned the planets or put us back in the chocolate, it just is. maybe it's the pull of this full moon, the biggest moon of the year? i don't know.
today after one of the most boring and strained office christmas parties on the planet i kidnapped the hubs from his office w/ the intent of doing some christmas shopping. what did we do instead? came home and snuggled under the covers until it was time to pick the kids up from daycare. we laughed. we talked. i just wanted to climb inside him.