Friday, November 23, 2012

Bumps and Thanksgiving.

This rough patch that Sam and I have been going through hasn't been easy -- but in a crazy way, it seems to have brought us even closer together.    I know there's some wise adage out there about adversity making you stronger, yadda yadda -- yes, that.    

To sum up:  we're still going strong, and I remain optimistic about "us".    I really think we're going to be fine -- better than fine, actually.    Despite the bumps, this is still probably my happiest, strongest (and sexiest) relationship ever.  

We hit another milestone!   He spent Thanksgiving with my family yesterday (he had met my mom, stepfather and one sister in the past, but not the rest of the family) -- we had a blast.   Funny... he sometimes teases me for being a bit loud -- til he discovered that I'm nearly mute compared to the rest of my family!   

We just hit the 11-month mark, and are planning a fun NYC stay-cation to mark our year anniversary next month.    Now taking suggestions for fabulous, fun NYC activities!   (no Rockefeller Christmas tree though, or anything like that -- this time of year, I'll do whatever it takes to avoid crowds and tourists).    Thanks!   

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stomach = ball of knots.

Just recently, an overseas friend noted that I hadn't updated the blog in a while, adding, "I hope this means things are going really well!"   (with Sam)

I wrote back that things were indeed pretty great, and planned to update the blog with that.   We had just passed the ten-month point.   It was clear that he loved me, and I loved him -- and we told each other so frequently.    Sure, we had our little challenges, but we always managed to talk about them, address them, work on them.    In general, I was "feeling the love", and felt really happy and lucky.  

Until shit came tumbling down yesterday.   

I'm not prepared to go into details right now, and I suspect that will remain the case.   Let's just say this is by far the toughest thing we've gone through together.    Only time will tell if we can mend this.    I hope so.   We'll see.  

Two other things:
1.   Go vote.  
2.   Please donate money or time to any of the many Sandy-related causes.    It's really bad out there.   Heartbreaking.