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Monday, July 31, 2006

Went Fishing

Well, as one of you commentors figured out, fishing was purely a metaphor really but I must say that a GREAT time was had by all! Sooooooooooooooo, want to see the "catch"?
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World...meet "D":

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A totally adorable cutie patootie isn't he? Yeah, he's a keeper, I don't think I'll be throwing this one back. LOL!

"D" and I finally met and it was just a blast! As a refresher, "D" and I were matched up by eHarmony. After having spent so much time on the 'net (every night) and over the phone (he called me from Iraq at least 3 times a week) it was so wonderful to just "be" in the same proximity and be able to share comfortable silence together if we wanted to, and everything was comfortable, not just the silence. The laughter, the conversation, the dancing (he's a really good swing dancer(!)), the fun, the seriousness, just all of it.

I have to say that "D" is one really wonderful man. Completely respectful, funny, quirky, sweet, charming, endearing, among many, many other traits. Le SIGH! He's a hand holder and I just love that! If I wasn't holding his hand while we were walking he was reaching out to take mine. I honestly can not remember the last time someone reached out to take my hand. I always did the reaching. It's a lovely, wonderful feeling! It makes me really smile BIG just thinking about it!

I had an amazing time over the past few days and I look forward to another few days next week before he has to go back to Iraq for another 8 months. This time they are going to be sending him outside the wire, which can be extremely dangerous at any given time. He may have 10 years under his belt and lots of experience in places like Haiti and Bosnia on previous deployments, but I still worry. Not about his ability to handle himself, which he is fully capable of doing, but about the others out there doing their best to kill the soldiers over there.

It is late and I have got to get some sleep before the alarm goes off. So, I'm leaving y'all with a picture of "D" and me, unwinding after a really HOT day at the totally cool zoo. We walked around in 100+ degree heat. OY! I wasn't exactly ready for that but it was totally worth it!

I'm happy...as if you couldn't already tell that but for further proof, here is the picture. :)

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Yeah, went fishing and a fun time was had by all!

10 comments:

Uisce said...

Well good for you, you look so happy! :)

cmhl said...

big smile from me, because it is so good to see you HAPPY!!!! it sounds wonderful..

Kay said...

Good for you! Always wondered if places like eharmony worked or not.

No_Newz said...

It is so good to see you happy girl! Send D some safe travelin' vibes from me.
Lois Lane

Duke_of_Earle said...

HUGE congrats to both of you! I'm looking forward to many happy posts for a good long time.

John

Shelley said...

Oh my darling, you both look just gorgeous and fab together! Great to see you smiling, as it SHOULD BE! Big huggs coming your way!

Sissy B. said...

Wow! Y'all look perfect for each other!!! The happiness just shines through. Good for you!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm really happy for you, Nic.

one4JC said...

I'm so happy the real live version was just as good as the internet version :o)

greatwhitebear said...

Congrats! Glad to see that million dollar smile lit up!