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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ABC Wednesday - D is for Distance

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.
ABC Wednesday is brought to you by Mrs. Nesbitt and you can peruse participants' posts here.

14 comments:

James said...

I just read your last few posts. It sounds like you had a nice time with friends at a really wonderful place. This just proves that Distance make the heart grow fonder.
Great D choice.

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful theme for D, Leslie.

mrsnesbitt said...

In 1987 just one year after my dad died I had met Jon. I had planned a holiday to the South of France with 2 girlfriends, The first night I phoned Jon before we left UK, from Dover. We were to be apart for 5 weeks. As the days rolled on I missed him more.

Leslie, if you would like me to design your wedding stationery I would do so with love and pride.

Dxx

RuneE said...

Distance is no distance when there is no distance :-)

ArneA said...

how strong true long can be.
or true love
Great post

Reader Wil said...

Good post, Leslie! You are right to have some distance every now and then, the more you appreciate each others company.

gaelikaa said...

Absence really does make the heart grow fonder....

Jay said...

I do love time spent with the 'girls' - and you're right. Distance, between good friends, is nothing!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Lesley, this is a wonderful post..I am so happy that everything is working out, and that distance was a good thing for you both.


Your love with Lorne and his with you is obvious true, and the time is right...You enjoy it :-)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. You seem to have proved it.

Tumblewords: said...

Delightful post!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wonderful! Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

Roger Owen Green said...

glad you posted; missed you and your animated self

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a great post, Leslie! You made me smile.