Chris and I shared our first kiss ten years ago on February 8th. In some ways it’s hard to believe that we’ve been together for so long, in other ways it seems like that day wasn’t so long ago. I’ve told the story of me falling for him, but I’m quite proud of our first kiss. I realize that must sound a little odd, but bear with me.
We were still in that just friends hanging out stage. A classmate was in a play with Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre and we decided to go see her show together. We met for drinks at The Social, a swanky little restaurant downtown, and headed off to the bus stop, only to discover we’d just missed our bus and the next one would make us late for the show. We were both disappointed at missing it, but decided not to let it ruin our evening. We’d been keeping our skates in my locker, so we headed off to the University to get them and go for a skate on the Canal. As we were cutting across campus, we stopped near one particular building that Chris said he’d love to climb. That’s when I kissed him. Yep, me. Painfully shy, self-conscious, terrified of rejection me. I did it. Obviously, things have worked out well. I think it would have happened eventually, but I like the fact that I made that first move. It reminds me that I can do things that normally scare me.
I’m grateful for whatever came over me and led us to that kiss, as it was the start of something big, though I didn’t know it at the time.
I know I’m a little late, but Happy Anniversary honey, I love you.
I don’t know how many times I’ve pulled up the “add new post” window over the past few days and stared blankly at it. It’s not that I don’t have anything to be grateful for – because I do. It’s more that I’m having trouble deciding on a topic and articulating my feelings about it. I guess the best thing to do is just jump right in… the words will flow one way or another…
So let’s start with today. If you follow Ottawa news, you probably saw, heard or read this story about the collision of two articulated OC Transpo buses on the Transitway during rush hour today. My brother in law was on one of those busses. He was also one of the fifteen injured people who were taken to the hospital. His injuries are not considered “serious” and I’m extremely grateful for that. Oddly enough, he was on the bus today because he was in a car accident yesterday and is waiting to find out if the car is a write-off or not. Some woman blew through a stop sign while he was on his way home and smashed into the passenger side of the car. The police are pressing reckless driving charges on her. Anyhow, his shoulder was sore afterwards and today’s accident seems to have made it a lot worse. I know how much worse things could have been and am glad he’s generally okay though. My sister and niece are now saying they’re going to get him a crash helmet and wrap him in bubble wrap since things like this tend to happen in threes.
Yesterday (Feb. 6th) – I’m once again grateful for my CBT group. O talked about negative thinking and automatic thoughts, which was really helpful. It’s given me a lot to think about.
Feb. 5th – Superbowl Sunday! I’m not a big football fan, but we had Chris’ family over to watch the game. They brought a couple pizzas and a salad, we had some snacks, watched the game, chatted, played with Nathan and generally had a fun evening. I’m grateful for having fun with the fam.
Feb. 4th – I went to see The Muppets again, this time with Chris’ parents, niece and Nathan. His parents’ hadn’t seen it yet and it was a good excuse for me to get out of the house, which I’m grateful for. Since we were already at a shopping centre, I went to a couple of stores and FINALLY got a new pair of jeans! I know this doesn’t seem terribly exciting, but to me it was. I don’t quite fit into my old pants yet, and I am SO tired of wearing maternity jeans. I was very happy to discover that I am only one size away from what I was pre-pregnancy. So I’m also grateful for pants that fit properly!
Well, I think that broke my writer’s block. I need to push myself to write even when I have nothing to say, especially as one of the goals of this blog is to get me writing more regularly. I can’t make anymore excuses! 🙂