Easter Weekend 2013 (my never-normal life)
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Some holidays are easier to handle than others, and Easter is one of those. I'm happy about that, especially about not weeping during a whole weekend.
Friday was nice & tame, no big things going on, just enjoyed the sunshine and the downtime. Saturday was a little busier with a couple trips to the city, and a late night as well. Sunday, I spent most of it alone, but that was planned, albeit near the last minute. In-laws didn't call at all, which didn't surprise me; I opted not to visit my family 2 hrs away, it would have wiped me out. I also met up with a prospective handyman for a short interview (and meeting another one tonight). He's wiccan, so he doesn't celebrate Easter, which is how he managed to meet up with me Sunday. He might be a keeper for the yard work.
Before I get to Monday's events, since I had the day off, I wanted to share which nickname I've chosen for F-FWB. It took me a couple days to mull it over, and since she also has a profile on Spark, and when she's more active, she can tell her friends of our connection. I chose the name based on her importance to me in my life, just like I've done for others. Some of you may think the choice is too early to make, but to know the whole background of our lives together, you would understand how important she has been and still is.
Her nickname from me: My Gal.
Back to the Easter Weekend events....
On Monday, I had planned to take a slow day, maybe get a little yard work done like tear down some of the snowbanks, but My Gal called Sunday evening, and asked if we could go on a road trip. To meet her brother and sister, and their families. At first, I thought my throat would close up, I had a sudden panic attack. After I agreed, and thinking I was really crazy for meeting them this early into our relationship, I thought about it some more. It's not too soon. I've heard these siblings' names for years, and I was finally getting the chance to put faces to names. So off we went yesterday. 2hrs down, 2hrs back, and we spent the better part of the day with them all. They're good people, just like My Gal. I can see the family resemblances, especially personalities. They don't really look alike, which sure makes it easier to remember who's who. She introduced me as her "very special friend", and her siblings understood her meaning. Nothing like meeting the new in-laws... at least they were all very accepting.
Yes, I'm still wrapping my head around having a girlfriend as a primary relationship. And if you're wondering about my interest in men, it hasn't changed. The previous blog I wrote will hopefully explain that. We've talked about bringing a man into the relationship, but we both agree he'll have to be very special to both of us, before he even pulls up in my driveway.
Oh, the weirdness that is my life. :-D
The only thing I would change, if I could, is having My Guy alive to enjoy it with us.