The task has also lead Yours Truely to wonder... if my domicile is taking this long to sort through, how in the world will we ever cope if something happens to G-Ma? She is the true Collector Queen in our fractured family. Spread through her home are collections reflecting her many interests over the years... ranging from ceramics... to reams of information on the family tree... to woven baskets. She borders on hoarding... filling any space to an overflowing, precariously balanced pile with ease. At some point, the treasure trove of her life will become my overwhelming task. Wonder what
To Yours Truely, however, while "hon" can be applied to anyone from birth to grave.... "darlin'" is reserved for those especially close to your heart... The Boy may occasionally cringe, but receives the coveted term from Yours Truely on a semi-regular basis... at least when he's on good behavior. The only other person currently eligable for the honor is my girlfriend. She is my darlin'... a term she hears daily from Yours Truely. (After all, "Absolutely, Darlin'" and "Yes indeedy, Darlin'" are two terms any Southerner who hopes to keep their gal happy should learn and apply liberally...)
In a recent New Year's post, Yours Truely spoke of the need for a proper pseudonym for my girlfriend... after all, The GF is already in use. We tossed around a few ideas, including MML for My Main Lady that was suggested by a friend... but nothing felt right to me. It had to be just right.... she was my darlin' after all... and then the lightbulb went off! So Dear Reader... without further ado, please allow Yours Truely to introduce... My Darlin'. (The following has been added to the Cast Of Characters for future generations edification and enlightenment.)
My Darlin' (Yours Truely's girlfriend) - A bubbly, passionate personality equally at home on horseback or poised on high heels. She's been accused of resembling Sandra Bullock... but Yours Truely see a wee bit of Claudia Christian in her as well. An animal lover, her household includes... a horse, a bearded lizard, a raccoon, and two dogs.... Oh, and a six year old son. She's a patient, loving mother... a hard task with any energetic, young child. Just the sound of her voice lifts Yours Truely's spirits and fills my heart.
Yep, Yours Truely is finally going to crawl out from her personal purgatory of apartment dwelling and become a home owner once again. My mind's made up... whether the aforementioned job comes through or not, it's on to greener pastures and quieter domiciles! Though an online comment about having a vibrating couch (due to my downstairs neighbor's cranked up stereo) did lead to a wonderful, unexpected relationship... The ambiance has primarily led to an increased feeling of dis-ease on my part... playing havoc with my bouts of agoraphobia. (Even harder to convince yourself to walk out that door when someone suddenly starts screaming in the hallway, believe me!) So regardless of whether its across town or two states away.... UHaul here I come!
What does a Lesbian bring to the second date?....
Couldn't resist... tried... couldn't... forgive me....But speaking of UHauls... as mentioned in a previous post, Yours Truely has become involved recently in a long-distance relationship. During this New Year, we're hoping to change that however... she says with a huge ear-to-ear grin plastered on her face. To say Yours Truely is smitten would be a dis-serve to smites the world over... Yours Truely is full-bore head-over-heels in love, Dear Reader... much to The Boy's personal amusement. He approves completely.... as though he had a say in the matter... She's won him over.. whether it was her sense of humor or how much we obviously care for each other... of course the Christmas gifts didn't hurt either! Young and naive we're not though... we both realize that the hard work of the relationship lies ahead, but we're looking forward to facing it together.... Oh, and she has a six year old... Yours Truely is looking forward to starting a new family in more ways then one! This year will be an exciting time indeed!
(Hummmm... will have to think of a good pseudonym for her soon... Any suggestions?)
Stand By Your Man...
That's right... Yours Truely was honored when one of my best online friends requested that I serve as his Best Man... ummm... make that Best Person at his wedding this year. He and his fiance met and courted each other in the same online forum where I met my own love. We all excited as many of our online friends will be traveling to help celebrate their new life together.... and, dadgum it, Yours Truely is going to rock a tux! (I'll post pics too... just for you, Dear Reader)
So there you have it... the main events of the New Year in a nutshell. Of course, its yet to be seen what other surprises the New Year has in store as it never comes without a gift or two in hand... being a considerate guest. The gift isn't always what we asked for... and may appear to be more curse then present... But given the distance of time we usually find the New Year's gift was just what we needed, when we needed it.
Here's wishing you a wonderful New Year, Dear Reader... filled with surprises and gifts galore!