Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Courtship

Here I am, day 2 into my new hobby and still no comments. I think I'm talking to myself! Oh well that's ok, this is fun!

Anyway, with a glass of red wine in hand I'm continuing on with my story. The story of me, me, me! LOL!

I ended things in my last post in the year 2000. The year that changed my direction.

I graduated from college with a certificate in Office Administration and somehow landed a job in the Federal Government. I couldn't believe my luck! I have a pension, health benefits, dental benefits, lots of leave, a respectable salary and haven't looked back since.

As for romance, it took a few years. A few years of stupid, idiotic, as*holes! It seemed that I always heard the same old tired story "I am not looking for a relationship, I don't want to commit, I just want to fool around and have fun". Why do so many guys think that this is acceptable? And for some reason, after the fact, there are tons of guys whining that good guys finish last! Where oh where are they????? Don't get me wrong, I had my share of fun between year 2000 and the day I met Mr. Wonderful but come on, enough is enough! I wanted substance! I wanted to matter!.....Wonder Woman in Waiting!!!!!

Ok, maybe I'm leaving out some guys...some of them were potentially relationship material but I just didn't happen to be attracted to them. No fault there, right?

But then, finally...finally!!!!!!!! I went out with a girlfriend from work one night and she introduced me to all of her pals. One guy stood out. Not because he was drop dead gorgeous or anything. He was good looking, but his clothing style needed some serious help. Well, not that bad, but his shirt needed to be untucked from his shorts.

Anyway, he stood out because he made the effort to chat with me, to get to know me, to find out if I was seeing anyone (at the time I was, but it was a go-nowhere type of guy). We went to a few bars and he never left my side. So friendly. He even asked me to dance a few times....totally out of character for him. When it was time for me to go, he walked me to my car, kissed me on my cheek and asked if he could send me some emails.

Isn't that nice?!

So, the following Monday, first thing when I got to work there was an email waiting for me. Not just any ordinary email but a cute little poem that he made up. He scored major points for the effort and the fact that he stood out. He gave me his phone number and said to call anytime. I wasn't sure what to do about that because I didn't want to appear like I was chasing him. He was to work for my attention after all! But the following weekend I called him and asked if he wanted to go for a coffee. We did. We talked and talked and talked. At the end of the afternoon he walked me to my car, kissed me on my cheek and promised to call later.

He called the same day and asked me out to a movie the following night. Of course I said yes! I loved the fact that I didn't have to wait and wonder "is he going to call? Is he going to call?". So we went to a movie, he dropped me off at my house, pecked me on my lips and wished me goodnight. I loved that! What a gentleman!!!!!

Never again did I have to wonder, will he call? He called every night. He came over one evening to my house and honestly, we just stayed up and talked all night...for 5 hours!! He went home very very late. Nope I didn't invite him to spend the night and he didn't press. Just a nice kiss and call you tomorrow! Such a gentleman!!!

Then came what I like to call "THE DATE". He came over to my house, told me that he had a surprise planned for the evening. Imagine my surprise when a stretch limo arrived at the door!!! He had arranged this, bought some champagne, and cocktails, just for me! Has anyone ever worked this hard to date you? It was a wonderful evening. We went to the casino, went out for drinks, and lots of smooches in the limo!! He promised to bring me home by midnight (I had an early morning the next day)...which he did, a big kiss, and call you tomorrow! What a gentleman!!!

So everything snowballed from there. He asked me to be his girlfriend...yes, an immature gesture, but cute! And he knew, he knew that girls often question..."what does this mean?" "what kind of label can I attach to us?" "Are we exclusive?". So there was no mystery, there was no wondering. It was perfect! Slow and steady won the race....and the winner was Mr. Wonderful!!

Which brings us to date...happily ever after!!

1 comment:

  1. I've never met Jeff but he sounds like a wonderfully romantic gentleman....I didn't think those guys existed. LMAO