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23 March 2016 @ 12:34 pm

I'm the luckiest woman in the world... I'm so grateful to have this wonderful, sweet man who takes care of me and kisses me good morning every day. Ahhhhh!!
13 February 2016 @ 01:21 pm
"I want you to trust me like Linda trusts Bob. I want you to let me drive around in a taxi cab with transvestites." - Tony, after watching Bob's Burgers with me.
12 February 2016 @ 08:45 am

... Just kidding. Not a fight. But we regularly get into little fits of, "No, you have the last piece." "No, you!"

My babe.
"So what'd you do while I was out golfing?" Tony says, settling into bed beside me to kiss me.
"Learned a new song on my ukulele, copyedited my resume and updated it with several 2 to 3 million dollar campaigns, finished two modules of my novel writing diploma coursework, read a few chapters from my current book -- it's getting so good! -- and indulged in a little Internet browsing. I have to show you this video later. I cried. How was golfing?"
"Babe," he says, and laughs.
10 January 2016 @ 11:08 am
This morning, just for fun, Tony and I checked out homes available for sale in our dream location, wondering if we'd be able to afford it.

"Holy shit," he says.
"Wow." I look over at Tony, and his eyes are wide.
"... We could literally buy this 5-bedroom, 4-bath, lakeside home right now, pay the monthly mortgage, and still save on top of it."
"While still living and working in San Francisco."
I kiss him on the cheek and smile at him. "Should we buy a house?"

He's quiet, a slow smile creeping onto his face. I can see the wheels turning in his head. He looks at me, amazed.

"I can't believe this," he says. "We could buy our very own vacation home right now."
"I want you to have your dream home," I say, nuzzling him.
"We're already paying more than this in rent here!" He explains.
"We could rent to own instead of renting for no reason," I add.

Our conversation disintegrates into happy laughter. We fantasize aloud, making plans to have our families over to visit our fabulous new vacation home. We discuss living lakeside during the summer while jumping off the dock, having barbecues, and inviting our friends. We go over the possibilities of AirBnB, remarking that a 5-day rental would completely pay off our hypothetical mortgage for an entire month.

It's possible.
It's totally possible.

When Tony and I first began dating, we talked once about our plans for the future. I mentioned that my dream would be to live in a beautiful, lakeside home just outside the city. Somewhere calm. Somewhere I could vacation. He mentioned his dream was the same, and we smiled.

"But that's a long ways away," we both agreed. "We'd have to make way more money than we do now."

We thought we'd have to wait until retirement and old age to have our dream home. Turns out... We can have it now. If we really want it, it's ours. And we'd still be saving money.

Tony climbs on top of me, wraps his arm around me, and kisses me over and over and over. "Where did you come from?" He says, smiling as he looks at me.
"I love you," I say, smiling back.

My babe.