six months

i can’t believe joe and i have already been dating for six months. it really doesn’t seem like that long. and, although this may seem odd, this is the longest relationship i’ve been in. that could be sad or good, depending on how you look at it. i see it as a good thing. i’m glad i figured out early that my past boyfriends just weren’t right for me.
i never thought joe and i would go out. we’ve been friends for more than two years and just from hearing things that he did for his ex-girlfriends i started becoming attracted to him. but i never thought we’d meet since he lived in georgia and i in tennessee, let alone date. the last time we both broke up with someone happened around the same time. we started talking more and more on the phone after work. it was nice to have some to vent to and just be there. then he asked if i wanted to do something one weekend. sure, i said, before mentioning that stacey, one of our mutual friends and her boyfriend could come along. always a good idea in case a date goes bad. this one, however, didn’t.
i was more nervous than i’d ever been. i thought he was cute, but i was sure he didn’t think the same about me. we saw bridget jones II and then went to chilis for dinner. it was a lot of fun. and then, when we got back to my house, he kissed me. we had a great first date that i’ll always remember.
we’ve had our ups and downs, our disagreements and arguments, but we always work through them and make sure to say, “i love you.” and joe is the most romantic guy i’ve ever dated, from surprising me with roses to buying me bridget jones II because it was what we saw on our first date to calling me this morning and saying, “happy six month anniversary. i love you.”
joe and i just fit together perfectly. i’ve never felt more comfortable with someone. and i know we’ll have many many more anniversaries.

the worst lamp ever

yes, last saturday joe won the worst lamp ever in a silent auction. we were at a fundraiser for the aids alliance in bartow county, which joe helped organize, and we found several things we wanted to bid on in the silent auction. i won a great package: bath salts, a candle, a spa gift certificate and a gift certificate to a restaurant. joe isn’t allowed to have his lamp out when anyone’s over. he bid on, and won, a jeff gordon touch lamp. awful doesn’t even do this lamp justice. i’ve never seen anything like it. once he takes a picture of it i’ll post it on here. it’s a touch lamp with jeff gordon’s picture on all the glass panes. everyone who saw his name on the bid sheet kept coming up to us and asking, “you don’t really want that, do you?” i’m still rolling my eyes about it.

why i love my boyfriend

i saw this on several blogs, and i thought it was a really sweet thing to do, so i thought i’d try. i learned a lot about my boyfriend thinking of why i love him. it makes me love him even more.

  • he loves me for me
  • when i think i’m fat, he says i’m sexy
  • he’ll do anything for me
  • including watching girly movie after girly movie
  • he loves his cat
  • he loves my cats
  • which he shows every time he lies down on the kitchen floor to pull aj’s mice out from under the fridge
  • he went with me to visit my grandmother when she was in the hospital
  • he loves kids
  • and is so good with them
  • he’ll make a great dad
  • he goes out late at night to buy me medicine when i’m sick
  • he tells his kiwanis club about our dates as his happy dollars most weeks
  • he sends me emails just to say he loves me and misses me
  • he leaves messages on my answering machine for the same reason
  • he drives an hour to my house to take care of me when i’m sick
  • he has a great relationship with his family
  • and is close to them
  • he is supportive of my career
  • and tells me i’m a good writer
  • and means it
  • but gives me constructive criticism when he knows it’ll improve my stories
  • he makes me smile and laugh when i’m feeling down
  • he opens my car doors
  • he holds my hand in public
  • and puts his arm around me when we’re eating with our families
  • he holds me when i cry
  • and when we sleep at night
  • he gets up several times a night to turn the air conditioning on and off and on and off for me
  • he’s not with me just for the physical aspect
  • and he’d still be with me if there was no physicalness
  • he calls me just to tell me he loves me
  • when i fall asleep while we’re watching tv he kisses me on the cheeks and eyes
  • and holds me even though it makes his arms fall asleep
  • he watches survivor and the apprentice with me
  • even though he despises those shows
  • because he knows i like them
  • and he wants to make me happy
  • back to the grind

    i hate it when the weekend ends. this past weekend was wonderful. joe came up saturday and we went to my grandparents’ for my grandpa’s birthday lunch. we spent the afternoon at the park throwing the frisbee around and relaxing before going to see sahara with my parents. yesterday we ended up spending most of the day at his parents’ house. we went so he could mow their yard and he ended up getting his car fixed, so we hung out there till 5. his mom and i went shopping at the mall while joe and his dad worked (fun times!). it was nice. when we got back to cartersville we went out to dinner with another couple and then rented a movie, which we never did end up watching. hehe. ahhh….weekends are always so great. 🙂


    the other night, joe says to me, “everyone i know at the statesboro paper has a blog.” yep. stacey. eddie. holly. scott. luke. so i reply, “you need to get a blog.”

    it’s the same thing i’ve been telling him for the past several months. his response? “i have nothing to blog about.” that opens it up for me to launch into my typical woman response. “you *sniff* mean *sniff* i’m *sniff* not *sniff* something *sniff* you *sniff* can *sniff* write *sniff* about??? *SNIIIIIIIIF*” i love being a woman sometimes.

    “no baby, it’s just i’m sure no one cares about what i write.”

    “well i write about you on my blog. does that mean no one wants to read what I’M WRITING????”

    at this point joe realizes he’s lost. he always does.

    so, everyone, post a comment here and convince joe to get a blog. everyone else is doing it!

    my day

    was fantastic. joe and i went to church, then to my grandparents’ for my birthday dinner with the family. afterward, we went and walked around downtown, then went to tony’s, an italian restaurant, for dinner. we were going to go see phantom of the opera, but it is a 2.5 hour movie and i was afraid i wouldn’t be able to stay awake, as it started at 9:55 p.m. so we walked around the mall, bought a few things and came home. joe gave me the greatest presents: a hanging picture frame with three frames, hanging candle lanterns and bridget jones 2, which he said he bought because it was what we saw on our first date. awwww.