Cookies and Coffee with my sweetie
After a very long month, Joshua and I were reunited…for two days, but that is better than nothing. This past Friday after work we met in the middle, checked into a hotel, ate Chinese food, and cuddle in our jammies while watching cheesy movies. This night was everything I could have possibly ever wanted it to be, it was a something out of a dream. Saturday was kind of busy, we checked out of the hotel and drove up to Gainesville since we were going to stay the night there with Joshua’s brother and we were all going to the Remembrance Ceremony for their cousin who died in a flying accident. The boys had never met him, but they wanted to go and support their other family members, and in turn the girlfriends to support them. This is where things get a little more interesting, especially since I’m competitive.
Sometimes I need to be reminded that I was very lucky to be raised by parents who loved each other and who loved my siblings and I the way they do. They motivated us to be active members of the community we live in, taught us the value of money and the time spent earning it, and they have always supported the goals we set for ourselves and respected the things we wanted to do with our lives. It’s unfortunate that not every child has parents that love their children this way. Zach’s girlfriend, Gen, she has parents that love her in a much different way than mine love me. They want to make the right decisions for her, and because of my upbringing that is very had for me to stomach, making it difficult for me to understand some of the decisions she makes for herself. Her way of asserting her independence is wearing caked on makeup, bleaching her hair blonde, wearing only the color turquoise, and partying with drugs and alcohol. Yeah, I get that she is young and this is a good time to make mistakes, but like I just said, sometimes I don’t understand the decisions she makes for herself, and in my dark twisted mind having a secret competition with her makes me feel better about my own faults. Which I can admit is a pretty bitchy move, especially since none of those things make her a bad person nor do I dislike her as a person.
To sweeten things up after my moment of ugliness, I had the best cookie of my life this weekend. A toffee caramel confection that no other cookie will ever be able to live up too. Back on topic, we ended Saturday night with Joshua buying groceries for dinner and me cooking chicken and vegetable stir fry…yuummm! Afterwards we all planned to go see a movie, but Gen decided she wanted to go to a frat party instead, so with a kink in the plans, Joshua and I blew up the air mattress, tucked ourselves in, ate ice cream, and had another movie night, cuddled up together. Sunday morning we went to a really nice cafe, he drank espresso and I finally got the waffle I had been waiting for all weekend! This is where we said goodbye and headed to our respective houses with 7 hours in between us, as per usual I cried great big alligator tears half way home. Did I mention that Zach has a pet ferret? Smelly, conniving, theif!!! He stole my favorite pen! So it is safe to say that I don’t like ferrets and no matter how much Joshua begs for one in our ‘maybe’ future household, my answer will be no.
Our next visit will be next month for my birthday, we are going to spend the day at a water park (please Florida weather, let up on the rain!!!), have a nice dinner where I can order a nice filet of salmon and have dessert afterwards, and a couple surprises thanks to Joshua. I love surprises, I love being surprised, and I love figuring out surprises. Cue draw back of being in a long distance relationship, I can’t snoop and figure out what it is, sigghhh, but I can’t wait! From this point on, things should start happening pretty quickly though, my birthday, our one year anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah, New Years, Valentines day, Spring Break, Joshua’s Birthday, Graduation and an end to all of this long distance stuff! Well hopefully graduation, I need to go talk to my adviser and make sure I’m still on track, being a transfer student really complicates things.
That is still a lot of time left in our long distance relationship, 9 months, and lot of things could happen between now and then, but for now the plan is for Joshua to beast his internship at The Breakers and start working there full time and for me to graduate. Once those two really big things have been accomplished we are going to take a really big step in our relationship that includes packing up my entire life here and moving in with him there, finding a job, paying off my loans, and both of us going back to school. Recently we have been playing with the idea of moving out of the country for a couple years, and really experience life. Don’t worry marriage and kids is in the plan, sometime around thirty. We have a lot of life to live and there is no telling what will actually happen, but for now it’s nice to dream about what could happen.
On a side note, in light of all the stresses of working and going to school full time combined with the stresses of a long distance relationship and living on my own, I have turned to Dr. Pepper to keep me sane. For the first time in my life, I have a soda addiction. If that’s my biggest personal problem, then I guess I’m doing all right though!