work has been very busy with sales continuing to climb. i approached the big bosses about moving into management, after a co-worker got moved up. they seem very receptive and i want to pursue it. they do work hard, but they also make great money.
the man continues to be amazing. he is the most romantic man i have ever dated. he brought me a rose last week when he arrived. we were supposed to go to a party, but i suggested that we just remain a deux and he agreed. i think about him throughout my day, wishing we could spend more time together. he calls me the sweetest things and it totally melts my heart. we are getting together tomorrow night at his house (we have agreed that whoever has the day off the next day will be the one to travel to the other's house; that way neither of us has to drive home and then get up the next morning.) and i can't wait! i am starting to get really caught up in this... 8^)
had a sad exchange of emails with a former friend in chicago this past week. after 25 years of friendship, it is very difficult to watch this one slip away. he has made some very clear choices to exclude me from his life and it was painful to let this all go. however, the relocation to ohio has made it easier to move on and not just sit and pine over this change. the hardest part has been knowing that some of these choices he made will probably be at least somewhat self-destructive.
my parents arrive for the holiday this afternoon, so the next week will be a busy time. between seeing them, seeing the man, work and a couple of other parties i am going to, i feel like i am fully engaged here in ohio. certainly my schedule says so!
for t-day, i am in charge of the turkey. i will make a cornbread and giblet stuffing for inside the bird and a dish of whitebread, church basement stuffing for the less adventurous. i have already put my mother on notice that she will be in charge of the gravy, for which i am making a double stock and extra fond and rendered fat. i'll cook this here and then take the whole arrangement out to my sister's later in the day. i am also making a pie (from richard sax) with apple, pear, asian apple-pear, raisins, figs, dates, prunes, orange, brandy and spices. almost no one else is looking forward to it but me. |