Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Doesn't Take Much to Make Me Happy


Well, kids. It's late and I have a lot to say (as usual) but not a lot of time. So, we'll see what I get done tonight. My weird funk fog lifted at some point after work. It was strange, because it was so sudden and dramatic, like I had been hypnotized and someone snapped their fingers and boom, I was back to being my normal optimistically goofy but acerbic self. I made a point to text Erik right away, because I figured he would want to know I lowered the freak flag and I was feeling much better. Of course, he called me immediately and was wonderful and encouraging and supportive and all of those things that I try never, ever to take for granted about him.

Which leads me to my next thing. Today was also our two month anniversary. We don't really count the three weeks of constant texting and calling before that as part of our relationship, because things don't become real until you get all up-close and personal. Don't get me wrong, I loved the prelude, but this is one of those rare times where the actual day-to-day, living stuff has even been better than the promise was. Which isn't to say, that the long distance thing hasn't been tough or that we don't have our own, very unique personality challenges. (Seein's how we both have very unique personalities) But as Erik pointed out tonight, it's been really great so far - both the ups and working through the downs.

Now, all I have to do is get ready for the weekend. Erik and his friend M. are driving up from St Louis on Friday night. It's been almost two weeks since I've seen him, so I'm more than jonesing. Tonight I've been nesting and cleaning and looking at cookbooks. Tomorrow night, I'll go shopping and bake the dessert. On Friday after work, I'll really start cooking. Since Erik and my friend K. have both been sick, I'm making two different kinds of soup (miso and carrot/cashew/ginger). In addition, I'll make a beef and veggie stir fry, rice, salad, and if I can find the recipe, these pumpkin cheese cake bars. Because of all the sick kids, I thought I also might break out the juicer and squeeze out some anti-oxidants.

Okay, I better git. I got my work cut out for me.

14 comments:

Remiman said...

Churlita,
Since you've planned such an awsome weekend, we're doing likewise and going to Buffalo to visit J. and Kristi.
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evil-e said...

Save me some miso.....

Sounds like you have it planned out and ready to go.

I can relate with the jonesin thing, Renee has been on and off sick since Valentine's Day so I have not seen her much. I do really want to hang out with her....I miss my girl.

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

it's rough having a long distance relationship.. but you make every minute count when you are together... The fact that you were texting one another for 3 weeks prior.. I'd say that you have been together for longer...That's how sentimental I am..Have a fantastic weekend..the food sounds very yummy too...

jeci said...

Long distance relationships can be a little romantic in a way. You get to miss each other and you say and do things to make that clear...Of course, you have to miss each other and that's the hard part. I hope you have a nice weekend with your sweetie!

Tara said...

There's something exciting about getting ready for a big weekend. Cleaning even takes on a new personality.

I'm glad your funk flag retired after work. Leaving work is a good cure for that, sometimes. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Atrocity said...

Happy monthiversary you guys.

I've also heard that beer is full of anti-oxidants. It cleans the soul anyway.

NoRegrets said...

Carrot/cashew/ginger... hmmm... that sounds verrry interesting. I may have to ask you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

No honey I think you'll be "making the dessert" this weekend!
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DJSassafrass said...

Glad you are feeling better! I get waves like that too--I call it normal for me. Have a fun weekend!

laura b. said...

I'm glad you are feeling more chipper. May have a little something to do with Erik coming soon, but who knows? :-)

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I've had those moments where I've spent days all weird and not myself and then it suddenly blows over like my sinuses cleared.

Good idea - I think I'll make a smoothie.

booda baby said...

Two months?! I feel like I've been seeing him MUCH longer.

Churlita said...

Rel,

Enjoy your awesome weekend. I'm happy for you.

Evil-E,

I h ope you get a chance to hang out with her this weekend.

Mrs.,

Erik is very good at making the long distance thing bearable.

Jeci,

And ERik is pretty darn romantic in
general. So, I feel pretty lucky.

Tara,

Yeah. I'm sure th funk is worse at work when we're slow and I have too much time to think and not enough to do.

Mr Atrocity,

Beer, huh? Don't mind if I do...

NoR,

It's pretty simple and really nice. Let me know if you want it.

AKS,

I can only hope so. Woo Hoo!

Dj,

It totally comes on me like waves sometimes. It's so icky.

LauraB,

Seeing Erik certainly doesn't hurt.

Lady,

That's exactly it.

mmmm. Smoothie.

Booda Baby,

I've been writing about him since last Summer, so maybe that's why he seems so familiar.

Remiman said...

Churlita,
It sounds like a full plate, full of delicacies beyond compare.
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