Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Relief, Part II

As if the bouncy, bubbling, ecstatic feelings I was overflowing with yesterday weren't enough, today I found out that Mr. Wonderful is coming home on Saturday. We thought he might not get let go until Monday, so this is a huge treat.

Now that I know when he's returning, the last two and a half weeks don't seem nearly as torturous as they were. Yesterday, I would've told you it felt like he'd been gone six weeks. But today? Merely ten days, maybe eleven.

In the time that he's been gone, I've learned how to use Skype. I've learned that sometimes being in other people's company just makes you miss the company of the person who's away even more. I've relearned that I can get a lot of chores and hobby work done on the weekends when no one else is around. I've learned that I would probably be a crazier lady sans-cats than I am with cats. I've learned that I can cook chicken on the bone. I've learned how to use my new DVR. I've learned that sometimes it feels good to sleep on the other side of the bed. And I've learned that the year I had sketched out in my head will probably be nothing like the one that actually takes place in '09.

I have no idea what to expect over the next few months and that terrifies and excites me all in the same. What I do know is that I will be traveling to Greece and Italy in 9 days. I will likely be taking a trip to London—possibly with a visit to the wine country of France—in April. I may be meeting Mr. W in Florida in June. And in July, I will hopefully be taking a huge leap and going to live with him in London.

I can't even fully comprehend that last part yet. Living abroad. Living with Mr. W. Getting to travel around Europe on the weekends. It's just too good. So good that I can't indulge the thoughts too much because you never know what will happen tomorrow...

11 comments:

laura said...

woo hoo!! sounds like a great year!!

we will be in London for a couple of days at the beginning of September...if you are still there maybe we can meet for dinner or hit a pub (but then who would i drunk dial??)

PoopyPants said...

Laura - you can drunk dial me...I can always use a laugh and I know you are full of them :)

Mel Heth said...

Laura - I hope it's a great year. It's a little scary not knowing at all what to expect. If we're not there when you're there, we'll definitely have to make a trip to the very exotic beaches of Orange County to visit you.

Poopypants - You would love a Laura drunk dial. It usually involves talking to strangers and hearing a lot of slurry giggling.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

It's funny, but the only regret I had when I started dating Sweets seriously was that I lost a lot of me time. A lot of productive personal me time. Whether it was going to the gym, reading or just hanging out - I no longer did enough of it. And it's taken a good 2+ years to sort of work that all out. So, I totally *get* how you've discovered the silver lining to all this alone time.

Anita said...

Wait...you were supposed to get out of the country only if McCain won! :)

I'm sooooooooo happy you are looking at the positive side of his absence (which is very hard, I know). Keeping yourself busy will make the time go by quick.

Dingo said...

I love London. Love it! I am so excited about everything you have ahead of you and glad that you are so positive about these changes as well.

brookem said...

lots of really good stuff on the horizon for you! im happy for you!

justrun said...

Well bring it on, I say.

Mandy's Kidding said...

Pure awesomeness.

thecoconutdiaries said...

OMG, have I been so busy at work that I missed the post where you tell us you're moving to London?? That's amazing! I am excited that you have found love and that I get to live vicariously through you. But if you start calling phones "mobiles" I'll have to disown you.

Mermanda said...

You have such an exciting year ahead of you! Enjoy every second of it.