Just got home from my almost 24 hour date with Wine Guy. It's official, I am terribly smitten. The good news? He is too. We had a terrific evening together (despite his very jealous cat meowing her disapproval and making sleep harder than it already was) and this morning on our way to breakfast (..ahem..) I could feel that we were both stupid-giddy with affection and practically bursting at the seams with ideas for all the things we want to do together in the coming months (yes, "future talk").
I couldn't take it anymore. The only thing holding me back from diving in at this point (because diving in, when it's right, can a good thing) was the initial deal breaker we discovered far too early on in our relationship. (If you missed it, it was him not wanting kids and the link is here).
So I finally said it. "You know, we're going to have to have that 'talk' again pretty soon if we want this to continue." He kind of looked at me with a smile and slightly nervous grin. I rushed through the next part in my typically not-subtle way, "BecauseIreallylikeyouandneedtoknowwhereyoustandontheissuebeforeIlet myselfgettooattachedtoyou...Idon'tneedtotalkaboutitindetail...justneedtoknowifthisis ano-way-in-hellthingorifyouarebendableonthe issue." Phew. Then I hid my face behind my clenched hands waiting for his response.
He chuckled because I was acting so silly (not new to him I assure you). Then he made my day, week, year when he very diplomatically responded that although he's not ready to do it tomorrow (and I am?), he feels it is something he would consider and it is really about timing and the person he's with. In fact, he surprised himself at how open to the idea he has become (in fact more open than closed).
Before he could even turn to gauge my response I had uncovered my face, smiled what I'm sure was a toothy grin and said, "OK, OK! That's all I needed to hear. Subject closed. I'm in!" And off we went to breakfast and a lovely afternoon napping between annoying cat disturbances.
Let's just say for the moment there is a bit of a truce in my dating war.
I'll still be writing though, I assure you, as my fellow Troopers are out there fighting the good fight and this could very well be a tentative lull in the fighting, though hopefully not.