July 10th, 2012
When you find yourself in a relationship there comes a time when you get to meet the Parents. I assume most situations do not move as quickly as mine has, but DC and I are still in warp speed. Trying to make up for the many years we’ve spent without each other and as quickly as possible get to our Happily Ever After.
DC came to visit me for the 4th of July. We spent 5 wonderful days together, mostly hiding out in my bed (which just so happens to be the only air-conditioned room in my apartment and the weather made it very undesirable to leave … well that and the fact that we hadn’t seen each other in over a month!).
In the time we spent together I think we managed to learn quite a bit about each other and us as a couple. We paved a little more of the path to our future … and we now know that as sweet as he is, DC can’t make scrambled eggs to save his life 😀
He’s the guy and I’m the girl in this union, proven more and more each day.
On the last evening of his trip DC and I had dinner with my family … and he survived! I don’t even remember the last time I had a man in my life that I was so excited for my parents to meet. I knew they would love him.
Next month I’ll head back home to New Hampshire where I will be spending a couple of days with DC and his family followed by a camping trip in the White Mountains. I’m so looking forward to spending the time with him that I haven’t really let the nerves sink in about meeting his family yet, but I am totally going on a diet between now and then!
To Be Continued …
June 26th, 2012
It’s been one unexpectedly amazing month since meeting DC face to face for the first time and I am still gloating!
Initially we had happened upon each other through comments on a mutual Facebook friend’s photo. Neither of us suspected any attraction from the other and we carried on a very nonchalant friendship immediately following the virtual encounter.
I think back on the days leading up to the official meeting and how hopeful I was to get the chance to meet this man, slightly concerned with my limited schedule and availability, but in the back of my mind I had decided it was priority. The funny things is that we hadn’t really talked in-depth about meeting or even made any tentative plans. I didn’t even know he was interested in me!
I honestly just found him intriguing and thought it would be good to make another friend back home.
DC captivated me, even in the moments we interacted leading up to that first hello. This post will be a bit of a confession to him even though he knows I had some interest, or at least more than I lead on to … or that he could hone in on 😉
This union continues to surprise me. He is perfect for me. Perfectly Perfect in so many ways. Ways in which I didn’t even realize I desired. Had I been asked what the perfect man for me consisted of, I doubt I could have described him, but now I am sure of what I want and DC hits all the marks!
Now if only I can survive just one more week till we are together again.
We have successfully made our Facebook friends nauseous with all the doting and lovey dovey message exchanges. I can’t even imagine how many people have muted me over these few weeks. 😀
Every day is one more day closer to our happily ever after …
June 22nd, 2012
For a long while this term has been used in conjunction with my online dating adventures, but more recently it has taken on new meaning as DC and I are engaging our long distance love affair with the use various online tools – email, Facebook, Skype, Google docs, even Pinterest!
How did such love affairs survive before there were internets!?
I can’t even imagine having to wait 2-3 days for a letter to send/arrive. My gawd the thought of it makes my heart ache for long distance lovers past. We are somewhat spoiled by the near instant gratification of these methods of communication … and eventually we might even go real time with texting and phone calls, which are currently a premium since *someone* doesn’t have a smart phone and unlimited text/talk time 😀
Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain’t got time to take a fast train.
Lonely days are gone, I’m a-goin’ home,
‘Cause my baby just a-wrote me a letter.
Well, she wrote me a letter
Said she couldn’t live without me no mo’.
Listen mister can’t you see I got to get back
To my baby once a-mo’–anyway…
-The Box Tops