Wow, Sarita, already?Did you finally get sick of that roommate of yours?
YES, LIL, YES I DID!
Actually the roommate situation has gone downhill fast. I've realized that she is quite likely manic depressive based on her incredible mood swings, periods of days of high energy (no sleeping, etc.) compared to very depressed moods, tearfulness, manipulative behavior, etc. and it has been no fun. It is draining and I can't enter my own place without feeling tense and actually sensing my blood pressure rising. It's seriously loony and I cannot live like that anymore.
Adam, anyway, keeps my blood pressure down!
He actually needs to vacate his place by the end of the month since it is volunteer housing and his AmeriCorps stint is up...so we figured it would be a good time for this move. He has very few belongings so that stuff wouldn't be an issue...and, I can afford the rent on my own and my name is on the lease so I wouldn't be up the creek if it didn't work out as planned.
It's sounds like you have things pretty figured out.... Go for it!
Seems as though 2006 is going to be a great year for you. I wish you all the happiness in the world... And lots of love to fill yours and Adam's igloo.
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone! Mandi, quite coincidental there...I'm really glad it's worked out for you. I've actually been surprised at how encouraging many of my friends/family are...no one has reacted negatively to the news. Even though I haven't told my parents, who will likely flip their lids. I'll be telling them soon, I suppose. Here goes nothin'!
about a week ago I had one of my bad pain nights where the pain came to me right out of the blue while cooking dinner. Had to kneel on the floor a bit to catch my breath, then walked around a bit doing the whole deep-breathing hoopla, listened to a funky CD to try to take my mind off it, took some Bentyl, etc. Adam hadn't seen that before but reacted just as I hoped he would: he didn't say anything, just petted the top of my head for a while, put some water on the burner for tea, and sat with me on the couch while I held a heating pad to my tum-tum. When I eventually needed to take some hydrocodone he didn't even flinch when I started rambling on like I typically do when that stuff hits me. I love the fact that he is so relaxed about the situation because it helps keep my mind off it. Although I know that if I did need the hospital at any point, he'd be right there with me. That being said, I've broken a record - two months without the hospital!
Yeehaw, it's fun! Adam does the dishes (score!) on a regular basis while I usually am the one to cook (and he remembers to compliment my food, big bonus). We bought a positively gargantuan English Ivy plant that is like our child. We are both just the right amount of neat-freak mixed with occasional slovenliness. He loves the cats. We've been cross-country skiing several nights and the other nights we head to the gym and he helps me hone my four-pack while I try to make him laugh while he's doing the plank on the floor. Yes, life is good. Of course, I've also noticed his bizarre idiosyncracies, like how ADHD he is with music in the car; the man can't listen to more than one song on a CD before changing it! I give him some good-natured crap about that; at least he can laugh at himself. Then we had a "discussion" the other night after I witnessed his first major mood swing (origin difficult to pinpoint, but we figured it out eventually) and when I called him on it, he actually stepped up to the plate and apologized for acting like a toddler. I was pretty impressed by that.
So yes, it continues to go well, I just wonder...not everyone is as optimistic as you have been (there are some severely damaged goods up here in Alaska, and I know several of them!) and they have me chewing my nails, despite my best intentions not to, about where it will end up. "Oh, you moved too quickly," or "Oh, just wait another two months, you'll see." I haven't had a real relationship for so long, this is very eye-opening! Can you guys relate some stories about living together? Tell me some things that have driven you crazy and some things that you can't live without in your relationship.
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