i like this.
M- and i spent the weekend apart; it was my best friend's birthday this weekend and i wasn't going to have time for him. i had told him this a while ago and he quietly made other plans to go to the beach, fix his computer, see his friends and wait for me and my running around to end.
i like that, too.
at the birthday party, i'm sitting around with my girl friends, catching up.
a friend looks at me and asks, 'how are things going with M-?'
i say, 'things are good.'
she looked at me like she was expecting more but there wasn't anything more to say. we are enjoying getting to know each other and, so far, we're just happy to make it to the end of the week and still like each other.
and, i don't like so much the feminine tradition of living relationships out in the open. sharing little things here and there is different. here, it's about little vignettes, stories, anecdotes. things to make you laugh.
but the emotions, the real introspection i go through about this relationship are kept behind a little veil. just a little one. there may be a peek or two.
and, besides, there isn't anything to talk about really. there isn't enough to fill a whole conversation about us. we haven't come to any grand conclusions. we haven't said the big words to each other. we just watch movies together and fall asleep on the couch like old people.
we're the most boring couple in the world. (and i'll never make fun of my sister and her husband ever again.)
the other day, while shopping for my best friend's birthday, i found the cutest little band-aids. they were covered with comic book words like POW! AARGH! UUGH! WHAM! and i bought them for M-. i thought it would be a cute, silly thing to give him for our unofficial 3-month mark.
i put the little canister on the front hallway table and try not to feel self-conscious about it.
but other than that, there isn't that much to say.