It's been another lovely week. A bit of radio silence, but not as much as I had expected. This is the anniversary of VNN's wife's passing and I pretty much went out of the picture as VNN needed to be on his own and get through the time marker in his own way.
It has been a tough week for him, but we did managed to spend some time together - and have grown closer quite quickly. A surprise to both of us.
I met his closest friends this past Friday and still don't know if I passed muster or not. No reason why I shouldn't I guess but I have no clue how hard they took the wife's passing - it must be kind of odd to watch your friend move on. As it was, we left his friends, and went back to his place for a night cap, and by the time I got home it must have been after 2 AM.
Rebel had asked me for a drive first thing Saturday morning, so up I got on four hours sleep, and managed to get her where she needed to be. Then off I went to a friend's for brunch clear across the other side of the city from me.
I spent the afternoon puttering in the kitchen making a cassoulet. Now that was a project, but it seems to smell pretty delish, so I think this was a hit. I'm having our theatre group - the girls who go to theatre together - for dinner this week before our show, so that will be all done now.
My cousin called me around 7 ish and I chatted with her for about an hour filling her in on the latest on my life. I was so exhausted that after I hung up the phone, I just slid right down on the couch, snuggled under a blanket and fell asleep. I didn't wake up til around 4:30 AM, with kitchen lights on, food not put away in the kitchen after my creativity went awry on cassoulet. I clearly can't keep drinking three whiskys a night and work on four hours sleep.
VNN called today before heading out to his Super Bowl party with the lads to tell me he was all right, and would see me Tuesday. I of course, have a meeting on Monday after school, and am not free, much to the dismay of both of us.
I have to say, I am enjoying this new version of togetherness. We're still not quite "out there openly" but yet, while I was out with VNN on Friday I ran into some friends and didn't quite know how to introduce him. boyfriend? oy please - at my age?! friend? seems a little cold, companion? what? We're both kind of struggling with this one.
A nice quiet weekend, comfort, contentment, and figuring out the new relationship. It's all good.
Moving on .
I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.