Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Um, ages since I posted here. Christmas in the Bay area, lots of food was consumed including pogatcha (sp?), Hungarian cheesy biscuit things that were swimming in butter and a food event brought to you by Eden for Maya's birthday. It was a layered pasta, cheese, meatball, salami and red sauce situation wrapped in a pastry shell. Quite towering and indescribable. Since I'm not much of a meat person, I ate a bit of the cheese and sauce and let others have at the whole thing.

There was a bit of hiking in the gorgeous redwoods and dancing (natch) and Maya's surprise b'day party that was quite fun. I even spent time with my ex-husband without incident. And saw my brother and his wife. Harmony reigned.

Houston drove from Sacramento to meet my kids and walk over the Golden Gate bridge, something I've never done even though I once lived there. We walked together on a beautiful crisp sunny day. And Houston asked me to marry her. She had rings and everything. She said she was going to ask in front of my kids but lost her nerve.

Holy shit.

I cried and said yes and spent the rest of the day in a daze. Social media being what it is, random strangers now know. People want the date and time and location. Sheesh. We need some time to get adjusted to the idea. I have a remodel to finish. So we might be able to live together.

I'm very happy. This person I've known for five months makes me laugh. We finish each other's sentences. We are mad fiends for movies. We swim together. We're going skiing on Thursday. We're run/walking the Vancouver marathon in May. We have silly dogs. I miss her so much when we are apart. And we are apart frequently because we don't live together and we have busy lives and there is plenty we do separately.

She likes opera (!) Tomorrow night we're watching the latest Sherlock on the big screen (yeehaw!!!)

So I have a playmate and a buddy and a lover and a friend. Who I love and who loves me back. Amazing. At my sort of age.


Elizabeth said...

I think I might just cry right now. How utterly wonderful. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing this with us. You are a beautiful, beautiful person.

A said...

How beautiful!

lily cedar said...

Congratulations! That's lovely:)

Radish King said...

Oh Beth this is such incredible news. Congratulations dear Poet to you both. Love,

Ms. Moon said...

Ever since you announced Houston's proposal in a comment on my blog, I have been thinking about you with the warmest and happiest of thoughts. I swear- you give the world hope.
May all be well and may you two reap all of the goodness in the world. And love. Forever.

Sabine said...

Yeah yeah yeah. Congratulations!!!!!

carolyn said...

At what better age? This is such good news and I wish you both much happiness

beth coyote said...

Thanks, all of you.


I'm a basic curmudgeon but my darling is blowing my curmudgeon guise all to hell.

Joanne said...

Congratulations! I am happy for both of you and wish you the very best. New house, new love!

Pamela Parker said...

This is such a sweet, sweet post. Congratulations--you absolutely deserve all the happiness you two share.