Home again, home again

21 May

There’s no place like home ~ but i’d really rather still be at the beach.  

On the other hand, it doesn’t matter where we are, life is what we make it, right?  



Saturday evening, we stopped at Donna and Bill’s little cabin in the woods, and had a wonderful dinner and visit with them.  My Sir liked them immediately, as i knew He would, and they liked Him ~ also no surprise.  Sir was surprised to see that they have the same dining room table that He has tied me to at His house.

But no actual tying occurred during our visit.  {Laughing…}  Just lots of good conversation.  It was a great ending to a wonderful vacation.

And it was a wonderful week.  Sir and i apparently have good vacation compatibility.  That’s important, you know.  We enjoy the same mix of doing nothing and doing tourist things, can eat on the same schedule, and sleep curled together comfortably.

We can take turns sleeping to drive all night through a blinding rain, walk on the beach, oooooh and aaaaah at dolphins, stroll through historic districts, forts, and little shops, decide where and when to eat at least 10 times, and realize we’ve left our hoodies in the car when we most needed them ~ all without being irritable or snappy with each other. 

i did almost cry once, when we were talking about cutting grass.  But that wasn’t exactly His fault, and we resolved the issue.

We got home in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, slept in a bit, had coffee, and hugged each other good-bye so He could head to His house.  i had tons of stuff to do before going back to work today.

And i actually did some of it.  And went to the grocery.  And ran by my sister’s house.  But there was plenty left to do.

Then ~~

Temptation called my name.  

It was the third Sunday of the month.  Special Interest Group discussions.  The topic ~ Negotiations.  

Who could resist?  

Not i, for sure.   So i showered up, cleaned up, and headed out.

More on that tomorrow.  

16 Responses to “Home again, home again”

  1. vanillamom May 21, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    i love that you have vacation compatability…that is a very very very important thing, to be sure. And…crying over cut grass is a new one…I thought it was spilt milk? (smiling) The important thing is that it was *resolved* and not left to fester and grow dark roots, the unhealthy kind of dark roots.

    I’m so glad you had a good time. Just sitting here and smiling.



    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:05 am #

      Thanks, ‘Nilla,

      Yeah, the grass thing was a little unusual. It’s almost a theme ~ the one time He really snapped at me, it was a conversation about cutting grass.

      Thanks for sharing my feel-good moments!



  2. Amaia May 21, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Glad you had a wonderful time.. and learned more about your relationship! Spending long periods together can be a tricky thing, but it can also be a start to more amazing things.. So happy that you had that awesome start!! ❤

    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:06 am #

      Hi, Amaia,

      Yep, having that whole week together was great, and for sure moved us deeper into relationship. Thanks for the support!



  3. Donna May 21, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    You are absolutely right, we both liked your Sir, right off the bat. It was so fun to have you visit! Please let your Sir know that every time we sit down at the table now, Bill gives me his little eyebrow quirk to let me know he is considering potentials. lol

    I am so happy you had a great vacation!


    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:08 am #

      Hi, Donna,

      i’m so glad you liked Him (He is, of course, totally likable…)

      i LOVE the idea of Bill giving you that eyebrow quirk over your table! Hope you get to experience some of the delightful potential for yourself. Although i know you two are old pros with household objects…



  4. faerie May 21, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Welcome home!!!! You are so right about vacation compatibility. Traveling can be so stressful with the wrong person. It sounds like you had a wonderful time 🙂

    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      Hi, Faerie,

      Yessssss, we really did. 🙂 We were lucky that there weren’t any big glitches in our plans, but even if there had been, i think we might have weathered them ok.

      Thank you!



  5. jade May 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    i’m not a bit surprised. Just smiling for you. i’m been feeling wistful for the sea myself lately. i hope you took a bunch of pictures. 🙂

    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:11 am #

      Thank you, Jade. We did take a bunch of pictures. Hope you get to enjoy some ocean time yourself soon.



  6. Conina May 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I want a vacation now too, please.

    No wait, that’s wrong.

    Happy you had a wonderful time!

    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:12 am #

      Hi, Conina,

      YES ~ you should have a vacation too!

      Laughing… thanks!



  7. mouse May 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Vacation compatibilty is sooooo very underrated! Glad you both have it…

    • aisha May 24, 2012 at 7:15 am #

      Hi, Mouse,

      It is underrated, isn’t it? My second husband and i didn’t really have it, and that was unfortunate.

      many hugs,


      P.S. Fortunately, we drove, so i could take my whole bag of shoes. Not to mention everything else. In fact, when it was time to leave, Sir was running late and i told him not to worry, that i’d almost figured out how to detach the kitchen sink and i thought i’d be able to get it in the car pretty soon. i was amused, not sure He was. 🙂

      • vanillamom May 24, 2012 at 8:20 am #

        hysterical! …now when we went to Florida, everyone got ONE bag, and one tote. The littles stuff was so small that wifey could pack her stuff into their bags,so we wound up with 5 carry-ons, and then the totes. When we got home we talked about it and decided that if we go again we can pack even lighter. I barely wore make up, and only wore three of my outfits…same with everyone.
        In fairness, we didn’t need to dress to go out to eat, and we did have a washer and dryer at our disposal at no cost so…
        I used to do that, bring the kitchen sink, et al! These days I’m way less about that. (except when camping…thats when I tend to overload!)


      • aisha May 24, 2012 at 8:23 am #

        i’m glad i crack you up too!

        i was raised by one of those “lets travel lighter” people, and my daughter back-packed all over Europe ~ 6 months, one backpack. Personally, i don’t see what’s so great about that… i like having my very own kitchen sink with me! lol…

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