brief snapshots in time. memories and thoughts. disorganized and random.

Monday, November 27, 2006


Of course it was chaotic. Family dinners always are, at least in my family. Besides a couple of cracks from my brothers, which were sufficiently inside-joke-ish that he didn't even notice, it went fairly smoothly.

The gathering of fathers and brothers in the driveway frying turkeys as his greeting didn't make him turn around. He didn't run for the door after an hour, not during the gravy tensions, not even when he had the perfect opening, when my dad left shortly after dinner to check on the dogs.

He stayed until the end. He even helped me pack up the roasting pan and what little leftovers my brother allowed us to take and carried them out to my car.

And much to my brothers' astonishment, he even called the next day. They hadn't scared him off. Neither had the loud conversations all occurring at once, the screaming kids, nor the crazed pack of wild dogs. I wondered if anything would.

Last night, I had dinner with him and some of his friends from out of state. As we were saying our goodbyes, his friends asked that I keep the date of their wedding free this summer.

Wait. This summer. Isn't that months away? As I walked to my car, I couldn't quite get enough air.


Amy said...

But did HE ask you to keep the date free? THAT would be HUGE!!! I'm so glad it all went well. Sounds like you had a great time surrounded by all the important people in your life!

Glitter/Aleka said...

sounds to me like you could have a boyfriend...well maybe...Okay have you had the conversation yet??

hubs said...

wow. lots of gossipy stuff in this one. brave of you to put so much out there!

Jen said...

Relax and enjoy it! You deserve a good relationship.

kt said...

so.. this is the same boy right? it has been way too long - we have to catch up!

Brian Lavery said...

What boy are you talking about anyway? Has he been referred to previously?