Wednesday, April 09, 2008

One Year Later

One year ago, yesterday, Prince Charming and I decided (based on 3 insane days of spending any waking moment together) to begin a relationship. It was at about 5am, in the car from his apartment on the way to meet The Mother so that I could drive to Montana, and I remember being so nervous that I was nearly stuttering. I knew that I wanted to bring up something, that I couldn't just let those last 3 days be the beginning and the end of our interaction, but I had no idea what I was getting into. I had no idea that I would be losing my Single Status, gaining a Boyfriend and changing the direction of my life forever. Also, the direction of this blog...

So here we are, a year later. I'm not sure that the enormity of that length of time really makes sense in my brain. I don't really know where it's going to go from here either. Things have been better, though there have been set-backs and it seems impossible to avoid the occasional squabble. I've been caught between a rock and a hard place here in Ohio: my schedule is such that the best thing would be for us to stay here until the end of July, but I'm not sure that my current employer wants to spend the funds to keep me here (paying for a traveling employee is much more expensive than paying for a permanent one), and in reality, Ohio just really isn't my place. But it seems more likely today, after getting a very kind review from a higher-up, that we will be staying here in Columbus for the summer. So although the finances are still struggling to catch up and things are moving very slowly, it will help both PC and I to stay here and have continuity of jobs and paychecks. He's trying, he really is, it's just hard to predict your income as a server/bartender (which is what he is, if I've never mentioned that before).

So last night we went out for an anniversary dinner and had a nice time. We'll probably do a little more celebrating this weekend, when it's not a school night. Oh yeah, and I'm also for some reason determined that we're going to run a half-marathon (AGAIN) on Saturday. Mostly because it's here, so I feel like I should run it. Does that make sense? Nope. But I'm low on making sense a lot of the time these days.

Lyrics of the Day

"Why, why some people break up then turn around and make up, I just can't see. You'd never do that to me, would you, baby?" Al Green Let's Stay Together

3 comments:

rach said...

i've been working at a restaurant for the past three years, and serving/bartending is SO unpredictable. it's usually not very hard to find a job, but you just never know what you're gonna make (although i swear that it can be the best money that someone without a college degree can make...i usually average at least $15 an hour bartending, if not over $20 when it's decently busy and my favorite regulars come in).

Anonymous said...

When you guys finally settle somewhere longterm, PC should take some night classes and look into a different career. There's nothing wrong with serving -it's honest work.

It is just that from reading alot of blogs, like waiterrant.net, etc. Seems like the demanding schedule and the nasty demanding customers, as well as the physical demands really have a tendancy to burn a person out after enough years. there's a reason why alot of servers are abusers of alcohol and other substances. Plus, you you said, the money is hard to predict. You're reliant on other people's generousity to pay your bills, and people can be tightwads, especially now that the economy is tanking.

Why do you travel so much? I think it would be better to find a place and settle down so you can get long term stable careers and PC can go to school.

Anyway that is my 2 cents. Have PC start thinking about a long term career.

Anonymous said...

lb, good to get another installment. Build some capital and get PC some qualifications. Here's to another year.