I know I haven't written in a while. There hasn't been much happening. Or much to say. Not much cooking either - not enough money to do anything fun. In fact I didn't make a birthday cake this year. It hurt a little bit. But I guess it's time to realize that my birthday doesn't really matter. I mean it does. But not in the way that it used to. Or that I wished it did. I mean 364 days of the year I do everything for everyone else. This one day of the year I just want to be the center of attention. I want to be treated like a queen. I want presents and fabulous food and bottles of wine and cake. I want to be pampered. I want to be spoiled. I want to feel like I matter more than anyone else. I want to feel loved.
And I guess I did feel like that. Just not in the way that I had idealized it.
Anyway, moving on from that.
I had a little talk with Boyfriend the other day. Things have been really really good between us lately. Like blissful good. Like we get each other on another level good. We have been out on a couple dates lately, which is important to me and I think helps us stay connected with each other. And the other weekend we went to a wedding of a good friend of mine (groom - also complete aside Boyfriend consumed raw baby spinach at said wedding! Shock! Although he did put butter on it - ew, I know). And I'm not sure if it was that or it's just that time. But there was lots of talk about "our" wedding (all Boyfriend's doing). And then there was joking about things on "our" wedding etc. And that just brought back a wave of a bunch of old feelings. And I mulled it over and decided I needed to express my feelings on this seemingly meaningless chatter. Initially I was afraid I was making too big a deal about this, but it was bothering me. And as invalid as certain other nameless persons tried to make my feelings, I know that I have a right to them, so I spoke up. Initially the way I put it to him was that I don't want to talk about weddings or marriage. But I knew I needed to flesh that thought out because it made it seem like I don't want to get married at all. And I do. To Boyfriend anyway. I'm older and more mature and I don't want to get married just to say I'm married. I want to marry HIM. Big difference. But really I don't want to talk about it until HE is really ready to discuss it with some amount of seriousness. This is a touchy subject for me. Mostly because I've been down this road before, and I don't want to get my hopes up. If something were to happen between us, the thought that we were considering marriage would make it that much harder to get over. I'm a tough little lady, but I'm pretty sure it would be that much harder to recover from that sort of thing a second time. I tried to explain all of this as best I could. I hope he understood. I mean I don't bring it up to him because I don't want him to feel pressured. So I hope that he can understand that I don't want him to bring it up because it will just give me expectations. I don't want him to bring it up unless he can meet any expectations he gives me. He knows that my big thing is people not following through when they say they will.
Well this was all kind of heavy, and there are other heavy things on my mind that I would like to consider, but I'm pretty sure I've exhausted everyone's attention span for the time being. So I'll leave you with your moment of levity: A bottle of wine makes me worse at mah jong, not better. For some reason this surprised me.