9/3/13

Pay attention little sardines...this is how the BIG fish do it....


Just when I was ready to close out my profile and take a break, I had an offer from a gentleman who had sent me several "winks" here and there.


Nothing pushy, but some kind, flattering and gentle remarks now and then.


Last week he asked politely if we could meet for a date.  Not a drink or dinner, but something else entirely.  (Because ironically, he doesn't drink.)

We spoke on the phone and I asked him my new, completely revised list of questions.  I encouraged him to do the same and we had several nice conversations.


After discussing the date, leaving a detailed itinerary with my daughter, my best friend, my accountant AND my lawyer,  I put my bike in the back of my vehicle and drove to the State Park.

I parked where I had been instructed to park and met the (very nice-looking) gentleman in the parking lot.

He LOOKED normal.  He appeared to be the SAME AGE as his picture, and smiled a warm and lovely smile.


My heart fluttered.


He took my hand and let me past several FULL tables of families enjoying their Labor Day picnics.  We walked along a short path to our own pavilion that had one table covered with a red tablecloth.  At each end of the table sat GORGEOUS buckets of Chrysanthemums.  

"Wait, this is it?  This is for us?"


He smiled.  "Of course!"


We had a most lovely, lovely picnic of fried chicken, fresh cherries, coleslaw, and many other delicious goodies.  We walked hand in hand by the small beach filled with laughing and frolicking children, sat on a large swing and shared stories, and then took a long, long bike ride through the park AND the woods.  ("So THIS is what mountain-biking is!" I thought.")


And at the end of the rigorous ride, with a head full of soaking wet hair and a face gleaming with more sweat than one woman should ever be allowed to excrete....I looked at him and laughed.


He looked me in the eyes and smiled.  "You are one beautiful lady."




Sniff.




(Dd you see THAT????  Did you miss it??  Yeah, it was the ball flying over the outfield fence.)




And that's how it's done, my friend.  That is how it's done.


19 comments:

Christy said...

Hurrah! You deserve this so much!!!! xo

SkylersDad said...

Whooo-Hoooo!

Good for you!

Marilyn Mills said...

Normal?! This is the stuff of which hit movies or summer beach reads are made! <3

Donna said...

Sounds promising!!!!! Just be careful and alert to the red flags that only come if you take your time and really get to know someone before investing a lot of emotional energy. Start as friends......build on that foundation and good things will come!!!!! Worked for me and numerous other people I know!!!! :-)

Vodka Mom said...

Donna? You are right....

Sharon K said...

Amen

Japolina said...

I like this!

Mocadeaux said...

An MVP in the making!

Gigi said...

If nothing else, this guy sure knows how to do a first date!

noexcuses said...

Out of the ballpark! Hope there were fireworks galore! So happy for you!

Karin said...

Excellent! I hope date number 2 is happening soon!

ChiTown Girl said...

How is Date 2 going to top THAT?!?! ;-)

This made me smile hard.

xoxox

Joan said...

Cool. And hope junior is on the mend.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, that's really nice and thoughtful. Can't wait to hear how he tops that for date #2.
Enjoy!
xo jj

Vodka Mom said...

yes, he called. Over and over again.


be still my heart.....

Anonymous said...

Does he have a younger brother?? LOL

Chrisor said...

He sounds like a keeper! Courtship is the fun part. Did I just say "courtship"? Gee, I'm writing like it's 1913, not 2013. Enjoy the wonderful pampering and attention. You deserve good things and lots of them! :-)

The Girl Next Door said...

SOOOOO Happy for you!!!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow! Looks like I checked in at a perfect time-Glad I didn't miss this news. I'm very happy for you!