The Best Boyfriend EVER

Hey Guys!

How are you?  I don’t know about you, but our office was closed yesterday for the Martin Luther King holiday.  So, this gray, rainy, cold fine lookin’ Tuesday is my Monday.  There are meetings galore scheduled for this week, so I’ve been a busy girl scheduling caterers, creating reports and making booklets.  At leat the day is moving along quickly.

I had a ton of stuff on my “to do” list for this weekend,

However, there was a change in my plans when I caught wind of something going on back home in CT.  I could have done some stuff right from NY, but I felt that it was necessary that I make the drive to support my loved ones.  I was nervous to talk about an issue at hand and knew that being able to sit next to the person while I said it would make things better.  Rob agreed.  It was emotionally stressing, but it was the best thing to do.  Now, we have the ball rolling and I hope the right decisions are made.  Sorry to be so vague.  Everything is ok though. 🙂

Alas, my “to dos” just weren’t meant to be.  I did however check the #1 “To Do” off of my list and that’s really what’s most important, right? 😉

What was #1 you ask?

  1. Stop wearing my youngest sister’s, friend’s old winter coat. Get a new, warmer winter coat!

You can’t see too much of it in this picture, but at least there’s a little tidbit to show ya.

Rob actually had to force me to get it and he couldn’t have timed it better!  We got it Saturday afternoon, right before the deep chill hit that evening. Brrrr!!!!  The jacket has been keeping me nice ‘n’ toasty ever since!

Rob must have felt he needed to be deemed as the “Best Boyfriend EVER”, because he later took me to the mall, where he spoiled treated me to this fabulous Michael Kors iPhone case.Michael Kors has been an expensive lil obsession of mine lately.  I seem to be drawn to anything M.K. without knowing it’s part of the M.K. collection, until seeing the tag. 

Hey, at least I know I like it for the right reason, instead of just the label, right?  😉

We made it home, unwound a bit, Rob’s parents stopped over for a lil while and then we ran back out into the deep freeze to catch a movie.

We both liked it!

Then, being the old folks that we are, we headed home to watch tv from the comfort of our bed.

Saturday was the perfect day together.  I may be biased, but to me Rob really is the best boyfriend EVER (yes, caps are necessary).  Not only is he thoughtful and caring, but he’s extremely supportive of me.  I know that my mom must be thankful for me to be with him, especially when she’s not there to wipe away the tears or give me a hug the way she would in certain situations.

Sunday morning I headed out early to make my way to CT.  Before getting on the highway, I made a vital pit stop at Starbucks for my beloved Awake Tea.  Let me tell ya, a Venti size was necessary (it almost always is for me).

Venti Please

Gotta Love The First Sip

 Focusing on My Journey Ahead

All in all, the ride wasn’t bad.  I must have timed it just right, because there was no traffic.  SCORE!!

I was happy to visit with my mom, one of my sister’s, my sister’s boyfriend and their puppy, Oliver. Aside from the issue at hand, it was a great visit.  There’s never enough time with family for me.

Now, I really must get back to work, but I wish you a great week ahead and hope that your weekend was wonderful!

Kim

Return From My Blogging Lapse

My Dear Friends,

So sorry for such a lapse in posting.  Work has been absolutely nutzo lately!  The time and energy to blog just hasn’t been there for me, but I’m hoping to get myself on some sort of schedule (either before work or after) in the coming weeks.

The holidays have been a whirlwind.  I can’t believe that the New Year is already upon us.  I feel like stores have been pushing each holiday way sooner than they should be.  I know they always do this, but it seemed to be at an extreme this year.  Have you felt that way at all?  I think they started pushing Halloween towards the end of August.  As much as I love candy corn, there’s something just wrong about it sitting on store shelves before fall has hit.

Thanksgiving went by in a flash!  Rob sent me to CT, via ferry, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving so I could spend some extra time with my family.  It was so nice being around everyone that I love and miss so much! 

All of the bedrooms were occupied, so my mom and I camped out on the living room couches while watching Lifetime movies.  I think that I saw more of the back of my eyelids than the actual movies, but it was nice being tucked in and spending some alone time with my mom.  I love that woman SO MUCH!

My sister and her boyfriend were great hosts the following day, to our family and his.  As we grow older traditions are changing.  Change is so hard for me.  I love routines and our special traditions.  I feel like something is missing when we don’t do things exactly the way we have for 30+ years. 

On a side note, how did I become old enough to have experienced that many Thanksgivings?!?!  SCARY!! 😉

No matter what, the most important thing is being surrounded by those closest to me.

 Maybe having a few of my Aunt’s pizzelles too….
 

Being able to see my Aunt was even better though.  🙂

I hope you’re able to slow down and enjoy this holiday season.  Between work, daily “to-dos” and all of the extra tasks that come with the holidays sometimes we forget what it’s really all about.

Be back soon!

Kim

A Family Reunited

Hi Guys!

How was your weekend?  Mine went by SO FAST!  I swear it felt like I blinked my eyes and it was already Sunday night.

Rob made it home early enough on Saturday morning for a couple hour cuddle session.  He picked up a bug during his travels and wasn’t feeling great all weekend.  Poor guy. 😦  While he continued to rest in the bedroom, my sister popped by to enjoy breakfast outside with me.  We made a quick Starbuck’s run to get iced coffees and egg white spinach feta wraps.  I brought a reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich and venti awake tea home for Rob, as well.  Jess and I sat outside enjoying our sisterly conversation, our food and the sunshine for about an hour.  Then, it got a lil too hot for us and we made our way into the cool kitchen.

Eventually, Jess had to be on her way home and I went in for more cuddles with Rob.  After we finished watching a tv movie (totally forget what we saw now) Rob went to his sister’s so she could work on his rib some more and check out his throat.  I decided to use that time wisely to run some errands, since we had a birthday dinner to go to later Saturday night.  By the time Rob made it home, he had 30 minutes to get himself ready.  Guys are so lucky.  It takes me 30 minutes alone to finish with my hair, since I have so much of it! 

We ended up going to Bobbique for dinner.  I wish my camera was working because this place would have been perfect to photograph.  They had an extensive selection of beers and the food was wonderful.  Live music played as we enjoyed the remainder of our meal.  I’d definitely love to go back again and since my sister will be moving very close to the restaurant it’s definitely a possibility. 😉

I’m not going to lie, I had a spaz attack Sunday morning while getting ready for a family get together.  Nothing seemed to be fitting correctly and I started to silently cry.  About 30 minutes into my sob session, Rob knocked on the bedroom door to make sure I was ok.  He knew something was wrong because he didn’t hear me for so long.  Even though he didn’t feel good, Rob patiently helped me go through tops until I found one that was acceptable and he even did a little slow dance with me to make the tears stop, which they did.  Rob is exactly the type of person I need in my life.  He never makes me feel bad about my struggles and always makes me feel as if whatever issues I have are valid (which is something I didn’t have in the past).

By that point, I was running late to get to my aunt and uncle’s house and my siblings all made it there before me.  Due to some issues with my dad, we all hadn’t seen this side of the family for years (for some of us almost a decade).  I won’t get into it all now, but basically my father is like a human tornado.  How one man can destroy so many things I will never understand.  Anyway….

I was feeling good and excited as I parked the car and walked up the steps to the house.  It was gorgeous out.  I lazily walked up the pathway that made its way through a garden of beautiful wild flowers.  I breathed in deeply and enjoyed the sun on my face.  We really couldn’t have asked for a better day to get together. 

I knocked on the front door and as soon as I saw my aunt, tears once again flooded my face.  Really?  Again?!?! Jeez!  I’m such a mush!  I wasn’t the only one though, because my aunt welcomed me with her own tears and stated that it had been far too long.  She walked me out back where my uncle and two cousins were sitting with my siblings.  More hugs and tears until everyone was laughing about how sensitive I am.  One of my sisters exclaimed, “I knew Kim was going to cry.”  Another told me that she had brought tissues for me, as she pulled them out of her purse.  Man, I guess I’m predictable!  The rest of the day was filled with laughter and smiles until we headed home a little after 8 PM.

Before leaving, we all made a point to have pictures taken together.

A Family Reunited

I will treasure this forever, but I know we will have many more of these.  Family is so important to me and losing my dad’s side of the family with the divorce really impacted us. 

I didn’t make it home until after 9 PM where my poor guy was still feeling horrible.  We watched True Blood together and then made it to bed where we both quickly fell to sleep.  Between his being sick and my emotional day we both welcomed sleep. 

It’s a good thing I went to bed on the earlier side last night.  Little did I know it was going to be one of THOSE days. Be back later to recap my frustrating morning.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Kim