The epitome of the perfect Sunday: sleeping in, making breakfast, slowly sipping coffee while digging into the Sunday Times, planning meals, buying the week's groceries and flowers, exercising, and then settling in for a night at home. Sigh...
We've been blessed to receive gifts in the mail nearly every day for the past two weeks. My favorite gifts so far have been gifts of family significance (goes without saying) or thematic gifts. For example, one kind person bought us every single vase off one of our registries, and in the card wished us a lifetime of flowers. One kind person sent us everything we'll need in order to roast meat to succulent perfection. Tonight, we're taking advantage of both things. We're surrounded by fresh flowers, and we're planning a very special dinner.
See, three years ago tonight, we met each other. Completely randomly. In a bar. Not really on our best behavior. Okay, not on my best behavior. But after being mentally manhandled all night, T inexplicably kissed me on the sidewalk anyway. And it was much better than I thought it (he?) would be. And just like that, the guy I'd probably never see again became the guy I had to see again.
You know those moments when you accidentally give yourself away, and then immediately hate yourself for it? That was me, slipping up and making a little sound in spite of myself during the kiss. Cover blown. Shell crumbled.
Two nights later, I called up that strange preppy guy in pink to announce that A) I had a bottle of wine, and B) I was coming over to watch baseball, which my non-cable-subscribing self assumed was on at a moment's notice to anyone who owned more than rabbit ears. There wasn't a game on that night, as it turned out, but it didn't even matter.
So three years ago tonight, I shared a couple of drinks with someone who in just four weeks from today, I will be marrying. To celebrate, we're using our divine roasting pan to cook a fabulous dinner and have a quiet night at home, surrounded by fresh flowers. We're opening a really special bottle of wine. And guess what's on TV tonight? Red Sox - Yankees.
April 26, 2006 - April 26, 2009: Life coming full circle.