It's been an eventful year. We've managed to keep Honey's family business alive while keeping our home intact, I started back to college after a 15 year hiatus, the kids have hit major milestones, all without complete chaos. Not to say there haven't been some ups and downs, good moments and bad, but it's been....life. Nothing so bad that it couldn't be handled...and nothing to tip the scale the other way such as lottery winnings. My house is finally getting to a comfortable spot, we decided on building a camper vs, buying one, and we inherited yet another pet. Little family together things that have served as glue to hold us all together.
|Dharma and Greg|
Him: Polo shirt, pressed jeans, polished boots, clean haircut.
Me: tank tops, ragged jeans, sandals, and three-tone hair.
Him: Bold dark colors
Him: Dr. Pepper
He just watches me and takes me all in some days. I'm never sure if he's intrigued or puzzled. A little recovering Catholic with Hindu tendencies that reveres nature and was practically born with dirty feet. The things that either repel most men, draw him in. I love cars. I have a basic knowledge of various engines and don't fuss when he spends hours watching the Barrett Jackson car auctions. I'm a terrible but dedicated Sci-Fi/Fantasy nerd and have only cultivated his love of Star Trek, Star Wars, and all things related. I love tasty alcohol, could live on hors d'oeuvres, and am not an overly domestic woman. I can cook, I can sew, I love to clean...but I'm not great in the kitchen and I've retired my sewing machine. The house is a subject that we are working on. He isn't accustomed to a woman who takes hours to clean and detail a home. The first year I lived here he teased me incessantly because I was always cleaning. I've since learned to lighten up...even though it still makes me twitchy to leave it for too long. There are little things that we are still working out here and there. But we will get it. We have nothing but time.
|Quintessential me. Jewelry. Red lips. Tats.|
He is a quiet, insightful, simple man. I don't mean simple in a derogatory manner...just that he doesn't need much. He is very low maintenance. I guess that is one reason we click so well...I'm fairly low maintenance in comparison to my peers. Neither of us have anything to prove and we live as such. His world revolves around his family, his job, and his horses. He cooks. He reads. He spends hours playing Jewel Quest. He loves good food and knows how to construct it. He's a brand snob in the store and had to be taught what generic items were. (that was fun) He's moody and sometimes lets the world get him down...but it's nothing that quiet time and some space doesn't fix. It never lasts long and he always lets me back in his cocoon when he's ready. I learned not to push.
|Quintessential him. Shy. Cowboy hat. Polo.|
All in all, we have both found our match. It took us both a bad first run, some lessons, and quite a bit of heartbreak...but we're here. And I wouldn't change a single thing.