Monday, May 19, 2008


This weekend F and I visited Cleveland. It was a chance for me to meet his best friend from college and his family. It was also a chance for my Cleveland Crew to meet F. I know I had a good time. It was great to see everyone and how much their kids have grown! I was a little hoarse afterwards from laughing so hard. So now I'm wondering if everyone else also had a good time. You'd all said that you wanted to meet F to give him your stamp of approval... Survey says??

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bare bones

Well, I can’t say anything too terribly exciting or entertaining has happened since I last updated you in a quick recitation-of-the-facts sort of way.

My Stepsister’s bridal shower weekend was fine. F and I confirmed that we are terribly allergic to German Shepherds – or at least my Stepmom’s German Shepherd. Her dander easily breaks through our antihistamine fortifications. F got to “explore” downtown Wausau during the shower as penises were not invited. On the way back to Rochester I dropped him off at the Minneapolis airport without incident.

The week without him was fine. I had made a mountain of laundry for myself to do while he was gone (all of our assorted winter items, German Shepherd-contaminated clothing from the weekend, sheets & towels, etc.) TV and I picked up where we left off – fast friends that we are. I got little stuff down around the house – which is now starting to feel a bit more like “our” house vs. “his house, and I just live there.” It takes me a while to feel some ownership – even when renting.

F got home last Friday about 45 minutes before my Mom & Stepdad arrived. I gave them the Mayo tour of all the fancy art and atriums as well as my work space and future work space (we’re moving next week, currently packing). They dug it. Saturday they got a tour of F’s work which my Stepdad thought was super cool and would love to tour again. That afternoon was successful shopping for Mom. Apparently the north woods of WI is no longer considered “civilization” because they don’t have a TJMaxx nor a Target. Sunday they were on the road by 10:15 am. We all had a nice time eating good food, having successful tours and shopping AND even having time for some relaxation. A good mix if you ask me.

I’m enjoying F being home this week. I like him, and it’s nice to have him around. I know, big shocker there. Friday we leave for Cleveland and we’re getting excited about that. Sunday, when we fly back to Minneapolis F will stay at the airport to catch a flight to Europe. I’ll have another lone star week. I’m making up a list of things I could do around the house while he’s gone to entertain myself in the evenings. We’ll see if I actually do any of them.

Friday, May 02, 2008

A Quickie

F and I are all moved in together. Last weekend we went back to my old place to do the final cleaning. I walked through with the property manager on Monday (no charges, thankyouverymuch) and turned in my keys and garage door opener. That evening they were having some people come to look at the place, wanting to start renting June 1. No word if they’re taking the place or not. I have to drop off my May rent check tonight.

F and I cleaned the house together for the first time last weekend, too. Remember, I’m anal and he’s boarderline OCD. Consequently his idea of “light surface cleaning” is *very* different from mine. I would define it more as “solid cleaning.” I’m scared to see “deep cleaning.”

This weekend we are going to WI for my step-sister’s bridal shower. On the way back I’m dropping F off at the airport so he can fly to Europe for work for the week. He will be in Europe for work every other week for at least the next 2 months. Sucks, but I’ll deal. I’ve got things I can do around the house to entertain myself (I’ll probably eat crappy food, resurrect my previous roommate: TV, and nap a lot). The following weekend the parents will actually visit. I hate to jinx it, but I think getting slapped by Karma (twice!) means they’ve met their quota. The weekend after THAT we’re going to Cleveland! I’ll get to meet F’s best friend from college AND introduce F to (most of) my Cleveland Friends.

I’m sure that somewhere in there I’ll acquire some more blog fodder. I hope this can tide you over in the meantime. Have a good weekend!