My humble thanks to David over at authorblog for considering this worthy of mention in his Post of the Day.
Distance between two hearts is not an obstacle. Rather it is just a great reminder of how strong true long can be.
Continuing with the theme of my new life, this week I'd like to say that D is for Distance. We've been "together" for almost a year now, and it had been over 6 months since we'd spent any time apart when I left with 3 girlfriends for a few days. I was really looking forward to it and L was looking forward to some alone time, too. Having been a bachelor for most of his adult life, he's not yet completely used to being with someone on a permanent basis. So it was good to get away from each other for a few days.
We went to a cabin at the base of Mount Baker. We had a lot of fun talking, eating, walking, eating, watching movies, eating, taking photos, eating, laughing, eating...getting the picture here? We laughed during dinner one night about how women eat like birds when they're around men, but together or alone they eat just like men do. The first night we had steak and more salads than you could possibly imagine; the second night we had lasagna and more salads and foccaccia bread; the last night we had a huge turkey dinner and finished up all the leftovers! Of course, in between times, there was breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour! If you look at my previous post about Nooksack Falls, you'll see photos of our of our adventures there.
On the second evening, I discovered a pay phone, so called home (I couldn't get service with my cell as I was in the USA). My sweetie sounded so happy to hear my voice, and teased me about "Bubbles" and "Trixie" being over. And on the way home, I gave him a quick call to let him know I'd be there in about half an hour and he better get Trixie and Bubbles out of there. It was fun to kibitz like that, knowing that I would be welcomed home with loving arms.
And it was wonderful to be back in each other's arms. A little distance can go a long way.
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