It’s the Little Things
I’ve been having a time on deciding what to blog about. I’m super busy at work and the kid keeps me hoping on the weekends. I am writing off and on (mostly off, sadly) but the story is still exciting to me and I’m really starting to enjoy the characters quite a lot.
So anyway… I didn’t know what to blog about and I started to think about my life. Shocker, I know. My life is not all that interesting but every now and then I get a curve ball that I never saw coming.
I was dating this guy who was in the restaurant business and, well, if you’ve ever dated someone like that than you know how challenging that relationship can be. We had a great time together but he also lived an hour (plus) away. So. Not only did we have a long distance relationship (this is DFW – everything is long distance), but he was a single dad and a restaurant owner.
After nearly a year of canceled dates and frustration, I finally called it quits. It’s still painful because he was an awful lot of fun but you know, fun and frolic can only go so far. At least as far as I’m concerned. There was no real hint of a future (in my opinion) and I just wanted to know if it was even possible.
Right about the same time as I was breaking up with the restaurant guy, a really good friend (yes, a boy) had asked me to go to the movies. So, thinking it was only a strictly platonic date, I went. We had a grand time and, since he hadn’t seen the house since I moved in, wanted to come by after for a visit. Well, things took a turn after that and let’s just say there was some smooching involved.
He was my date to the Loreena McKennitt concernt last month and he comes over about once a week to watch Moonlight with me. He’s very sweet and kind. He makes me laugh and we have a nice time together.
So a few days ago, I had some trees trimmed and instead of hauling them off, the guys piled them at the curb in front of my house. Of course, the trashmen wouldn’t pick them up (even though the limbs were bundled) and so I was in a quandry as to what to do. And you know what? My knight in shining armor came to the rescue. He hauled off those limbs for me and then told me he’d be back to mow my backyard (since I’ve been a bit sick and under the weather with allergies lately).
The little things. That’s what matters most, I think. It was just that small gesture of removing those limbs (an eyesore!) from the front of my house and disposing of them for me. I think I’m in love. 😉
Just goes to show you, a man doesn’t have to have a lot of money to make a woman happen. All it takes is hauling off tree limbs.