Happy New Year People! It’s been awhile since I’ve been here.
Over a year actually.
Time does indeed fly.
That being said, 2016 was not what I would call quick. It wasn’t particularly bad, even though there were a handful of sucky moments – overall 2016 was a good year.
At the top of my list of sucky moments in 2016 would be my failure to complete a marathon that I didn’t train for. Yeah. You read that right. I didn’t train. At all. But somehow I thought I was still going to get out there and run 26.2 miles. It was stupid. It was ugly and I called it quits at mile 15. After I burst into tears and fell into Blue Eyes arms sobbing “I can’t do this.”
He simply said “Okay. The car is over here.” I was much more distraught over my failed attempt than he was. It made no difference to him whether I ran the whole distance or only a portion of it. He still thought I was pretty fucking cool.
2016 was the year Blue Eyes and I both turned 50. He turned 50 first and for that occasion I threw him a surprise birthday party. It was a huge surprise party with lots of friends and family in attendance. You must understand Blue Eyes is an introvert in every sense of the word. He likes people, sort of, but it is never his idea of a good time to be the center of attention. When we arrived at the restaurant and everyone yelled “Surprise!” the look on his face was priceless. He recovered though and enjoyed the party.
My 50th birthday was five months later and for the occasion Blue Eyes took me to my happy place in Oregon. Cannon Beach. We spent two nights at the coast and I got to wake up in my favorite place with my favorite person. It was pretty spectacular.
Throughout the year we went to Seattle two or three times, spent a long weekend in Bend, and saw the coast more than once. We even managed to steal away to Hawaii for a few days in October.
It was a short trip, but we watched some sunrises and sunsets
and rented a little cottage on the beach on the North Shore. This is the view from the bed. It was pretty nice to wake up to that!
BUT 2016 is over and we are here in 2017. Finally.
Blue Eyes and I have been waiting for 2017 for a while.
My youngest son will turn 18 in May. He will graduate from high school in June. Blue Eyes and I will begin living together -full time- under the same roof, I hope, by July (a mere three years and four months since . . . well, you know ;)). We will have a wedding (for everyone to witness), on August 12th, six years after meeting on Match.com and then in October we are off on our honeymoon for three weeks.
When I was dating a lot, six plus years ago, I always asked guys “If you could go anywhere, where would you want to go?” Blue Eyes’ answer was Greece. My answer has always been Italy. This October both will happen and I can hardly wait.
Oh, and did I mention I get to wear a wedding dress in August? Which means I bought a wedding dress in 2016. I went to the bridal store and said “Show me something appropriate for a second wedding” the girl looked at me and said “Anything you like is appropriate for a second wedding.” And with that I had a blast with my best girlfriend and tried on a number of things I would have never worn in my previous life.
I found the one. And that one in the picture is not it, but its similar. 🙂 However, I refused to pay what the bridal store was asking so I found it on Ebay – from a bridal shop in another state – that had never been altered (since it was a floor model). It was quite a bit less. It’s hanging in my closet now, waiting patiently for August 12. Just like me.
Be well people!