May 7th, 2010 I travelled to VA to hang out with my Matron of Honor. I had lived in Norfolk, VA for years, and I went to visit her and attend a retirement ceremony for my former boss. It was a great weekend! May 8th, we went to wine fest..a standard tradition. I received a phone call from Chicago, but missed it. It was a call from a guy I met on EHarmony. I was pretty stoked. He was cute, and seemed sweet. I made sure I called him Monday when I got home from my trip. I mean, I was at wine fest!
We talked for hours each day that week. Talked a lot. I finally asked him when his next day off was, and he said Sunday. So I naturally asked him to meet me for a drink on Sunday. May 16th. 2010. That was the day we finally met!
I carefully picked out my outfit. Jcrew Jeans, Gap long sleeved Pink shirt, Jcrew black open cardigan, cute jewelry and black ballet flats. I walked to Wilde, one of my fav bars in the neighborhood. I was so nervous. And we almost walked in at the same time. We sat at the bar, drinking Magners, what seemed like minutes, but was almost 4 hours. I had to work the next day, so he drove me home. A whole two blocks, but hey...it was 11pm. I didn't want the night to end. I really didn't. I was so nervous, but I thanked him for the ride home, and gave him a quick kiss..and ran up to my apt. I had so many butterflies. I wondered when..or if he would call me again!
I went to work the next day, and of course my Maid of Honor grilled me with 20 questions. I was on cloud nine. It got even better when I got a text from him that afternoon, saying he had a great time, and wanted to see me soon! I was looking forward to our next date. We went to Goose Island, and I watched more of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Playoffs, than him. :( At least he learned I was a sports nut then. No need to keep that a secret! It was still a great date. The third date was sushi..and I think after that we officially became "we". We always had our date nights..always had our long conversations.
I was scared to death to move in August of 2011..but I had to for work. Luckily for me, he was patient. He was kind, and we made visits a priority. He saw me in Newport, Philly, Florida, Germany...I went to Chicago. A lot. And as fate would have it, on one of those trips back home..Dec 20,2013..my best friend asked me to marry him. 4 years down...many more to go!
|Bears vs Packers. MNF 2010.|