Monday, January 14, 2013
Robbie got in at 3. I parked close to the terminal (well, it's Helena, there's no other option!) and waited there, watching his plane touch down and then standing by the gate for him. The whole week I was excited, but contained, you know? But in those last few minutes, my heart rate soared. I was so excited, and when I saw him... I can't stand being apart.
We were going to go eat gyros, but a couple of his friends needed rides back to campus, too, so I so graciously took two (all that I could fit) and then, after we exchanged presents and said our "hello"s two MORE people from school texted Rob and said they were still sitting at the airport needing a ride. I am way too kind. We drove back there, took them back to campus, too.
When we got to the gyro shop, it was closing for the night, even though it wasn't supposed to close for another hour. The guy closing it wasn't the usual owner either, Dave. Dave is awesome. He lets us come in even 10 mins past supposed close times sometimes, offers us free soup, and has even helped Rob with his car. I mean seriously, what kind of business owner looks out the window at a young couple having car troubles and actively asks if everything is OK and if we need any assistance?
Rob and I have established ourselves at a few local businesses. We don't go out much, but when we do, we prefer to support the local economy, because let's face it... Helena has nothing going for it... The gyro shop is our favorite place for lunch or dinner, and General Mercantile is our favorite for teas/coffee-drinks. Dave knows our gyro orders now, and the barristas always used say, "See you next week!" or something similar. We would go on Tuesdays mornings and play chess. We don't anymore because I don't live downtown and it's winter, so it's more difficult to go to, but anyway.
So, Dave wasn't closing and we had to go find somewhere else to eat, and he had a $50 gift card to Romano's Macaroni Grill or Chilis, so I think, "Oh, I love Mac Grill!" so I asked to go there, and then... we find out it went out of business, so we just decided on Chili's. It's never our favorite, and the food ended up making us feel kind of sick.
We spent the rest of the night cuddled up, getting his room set up, etc.
Today, I decided to "allow" him and I to go to the Creperie downtown. We've walked past it a few times, and he's always wanted to go try it, but I've always said no because I'm not a crepe type person. Tomorrow is his birthday though, so I thought it'd be nice for him to go... They have a peanut butter and nutella crepe. He was in heaven. Bad for you? Oh heck yes. But rare treats are okay, especially if they make my honey happy. I got a basic lemon one- just a crepe with lemon juice on it, and then they used sugar in the raw to help sweeten it. I also got a skim steamer (with sugar free syrup), and he had some coffee drink.
Well, we were going to go to general mercantile to get a gag gift for one of his friends (a grow a girlfriend), and while there, he ordered me a 12 oz sugar free strawberry steamer, but the lowest fat% they had was 2%. That upset my tummy quite a bit, but it was so delicious. He had just wanted me to have something to warm my hands on the walk back to the car. Either way, I was freezing when we got back up to his room, so he tucked me into his bed and turned on the electric blanket, and I just fell asleep like right away and stayed asleep for a few hours while he played minecraft. By the time I finally got up, the last of his friends were close to Helena...
When his buddies James and Patrick arrived on campus, we went to dinner. While I love each individual person, I am not a people person, and the cafeteria tends to terrify me, especially after a month of isolation. Rob is great and always comforts me, but this was the first time he had seen his best friend (here in Helena) since last semester, so he was busy chatting up a storm, and then they all wanted to go to WalMart, so we took my car so I could just drop them off and come back home.
It's just been kind of a rough weekend. Barely any time to fit in exercises, tired constantly, a lot happening really fast. But the time I get to just cuddle up with my Honey is wonderful, and it definitely made the weekend more than bearable. It's much better than the alternative, any way. I love that boy.
Tomorrow, we start gyming it up. Pretty pumped actually. He is really busy this term, and the gym times we have scheduled might possibly be the bulk of the time I get to spend with him, so I'm looking forward to it quite a bit. I'm also looking forward to seeing him put together his computer. He's always so cute when he's happy