Day One: We set off the building fire alarms
Day Two: Our puppy got fleas
Day Three: Matthew had a severe allergy attack
Day Four: We received difficult personal news
Day Five: We knew we could handle anything
All new couples face challenges and adversity but not often are they contained together, isolated to a single apartment for an indeterminate amount of time. Teamwork and cooperation become not only important relationship goals but survival skills. We found that remembering that even though we're always together, doing things together, actually together, is vital. We make meals together, we take walks together, and most of all we laugh together.
Staying active and busy is how we've kept sharp in the face of the monotony. We try new recipes (and new cocktails) nearly daily. We take time to tackle nagging projects that never seem like the right time to accomplish. Today, it was the stove top. Not to toot our own horns, but it's clean enough to eat off of.
We really feel this time together, this challenge to cohabitate 24/7, is a wonderful example of our love and interest in each other not only as romantic partners but as humans as well. There's no one we'd rather be trapped inside with because for us we're not trapped. We're finally getting to create our own space, even if just for a little while.
After the danger passes, the world will be different, of that we are sure, but our world will be different too. We'll be stronger, in-sync, and ready to face anything and everything the world might throw at us.
We're wishing everyone safety and comfort. You're all in our thoughts.
Matthew & Annabelle