Sweet Weekend

and I had a sweet, sweet weekend with our friends F and T. We were hoping to get together with Craig and Jane and Emily and a bunch of other folks, but we got caught very much in a timewarp at F & T’s, and the days just seemed to flow away from us in happy and pleasant ways. F taught me a new game called Fire and Ice which I proved to be fairly good at, and I started to be able to beat him every third or fourth game or so. He offered to show me some strategy around playing, but I feel it’s a good idea to play a game thirty or forty times before you get caught up in strategic considerations.

I also persuaded him to let me help him set up his yurt. He’d already assembled the roof frame, to which we added the canvas and plastic sheeting. He and I and his associate Peter put up the walls on Saturday. Then on Sunday we assembled the two major pieces together — the roof with its canvas, and the walls. The tension band of his yurt is actually integral with the roof, and there’s no central ring — the poles of the roof actually join into each other in a circular fashion, rather than into a central ring. It’s a nice design.

We’d hoped to hear from but apparently some cellular difficulties on our end and the timewarp, and some uncertain difficulties on her end (we hope you’re ok) prevented real communication. We’re sorry.

On the way home, and I were pretty tired, but at one point, I opened my mouth to say something and then shut it. saw me do it and asked what was up. I said, “I was about to suggest we go to my place tonight so I can feed the cat, but then I realized we didn’t have to do that.” I didn’t cry, but it was a sad, sad moment for me. was very comforting.

We wound up staying at my place anyway, and I drove her into Boston today, since her car was at work where I picked her up on Friday. Shopping at Whole Foods for dinner stuff, a visit to the bank, and then dropping her off at work, it seemed all so ordinary, as if we’d been doing these sorts of errands together forever. In the car between stops, we talked about one of the most serious issues in our relationship, and tried to get a handle on them. We’re moving forward, as likes to say. Not great leaps forward at high risk, but low-risk baby steps. We’re making progress, and it feels good.

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12 comments

  1. Re: Not tomorrow…

    Actually, we have been doing t’ai chi behind the bricks in the new courtyard (It’s pretty nice). So, meet us down there…just go down the outside stairs next to the door to my apartment and you’ll probably see us in the courtyard.

  2. Re: Not tomorrow…

    I didn’t forget … I was just so tired that I slept until 10:00am with all the windows open and the blinds up. How’s that for exhausted? 🙂

    i’ll see you and at 6:30 in front of your place tomorrow.

  3. Re: Not tomorrow…

    Can do Wednesday-Friday…Friday night I leave for New Milford, CT and then to Brushwood early the next morning (then to Toronto early Sunday morning). Speaking of which…would you be willing to do a little cat feeding while we’re gone? 🙂

    As for t’ai chi…sure thing. We waited for you the other day at 6:30 to see if you’d show up…but we figured you had forgotten

  4. Not tomorrow…

    as tonight I’m in Boston with … but starting Wednesday, yeah, we can be back to coffee in the morning until Saturday, and then we can pick up again on Monday.

    Starting Wednesday, you want to do t’ai chi first at 6:00am?

    • Not tomorrow…

      as tonight I’m in Boston with … but starting Wednesday, yeah, we can be back to coffee in the morning until Saturday, and then we can pick up again on Monday.

      Starting Wednesday, you want to do t’ai chi first at 6:00am?

      • Re: Not tomorrow…

        Can do Wednesday-Friday…Friday night I leave for New Milford, CT and then to Brushwood early the next morning (then to Toronto early Sunday morning). Speaking of which…would you be willing to do a little cat feeding while we’re gone? 🙂

        As for t’ai chi…sure thing. We waited for you the other day at 6:30 to see if you’d show up…but we figured you had forgotten

        • Re: Not tomorrow…

          I didn’t forget … I was just so tired that I slept until 10:00am with all the windows open and the blinds up. How’s that for exhausted? 🙂

          i’ll see you and at 6:30 in front of your place tomorrow.

        • Re: Not tomorrow…

          Actually, we have been doing t’ai chi behind the bricks in the new courtyard (It’s pretty nice). So, meet us down there…just go down the outside stairs next to the door to my apartment and you’ll probably see us in the courtyard.

  5. All I have to say is

    I love you
    Leah-Love

    ok maybe one more thing…
    I missed Geordie too last night when we were at your place. Missed waking up at 5 am to his M-E-O-W and sweet purring. I hope he is is happily purring away eating as much roast beef as his little self desires.

  6. All I have to say is

    I love you
    Leah-Love

    ok maybe one more thing…
    I missed Geordie too last night when we were at your place. Missed waking up at 5 am to his M-E-O-W and sweet purring. I hope he is is happily purring away eating as much roast beef as his little self desires.

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