A few weeks ago I started talking to a woman that lives near Kansas City. The more we have talked the more we both realize how much we have in common. I love this getting to know you period.
The biggest thing is she is originally from Minnesota and has that beautiful Minnesota accent that I love. She denies having an accent, but she clearly does and I loved the way she said, "No I don't" as she put the stress on the "O". Nothing better then an accent from Minnesota. I personally would love to have a Minnesota accent and my parents swore that when I would come home from camp they could tell I had just spent the summer up north.
We are taking things slow which is the best thing. We are not going crazy with emails or phone calls, but we do talk on the phone everyday. Last night we talked for over 2 hours and it really didn't feel like we had been on the phone for more then twenty minutes.
She is also a huge fan of Little House and when I asked her if she liked to watch sports on TV she told me she would rather watch an episode of Little House. Awww...Be still my heart. I didn't think it was possible, but I think I found someone that enjoys Little House as much as I do. I emailed her a picture of Sophie and her response back was, "I LOVE YOUR DOG." Anyone that loves Sophie is fine by me.
I don't know how things will turn out, but right now I am just really enjoying getting to know her. We are planning on meeting this weekend and I am very excited. From the very first email this has felt different and I think that is why I have decided to talk about it.
It's been a long time since I have been this calm about something and yet so happy at the same time. I didn't feel this calmness when I was dating last summer or fall and something just tells me that this might be who I have been waiting for.
I put the picture of Ben up because it was taken in the spring when I had my beautiful tulips and they were coming to life. That is how I have felt the last couple of weeks; life finally seems to be starting for me again. It is always beautiful after a storm, isn't it?
We talked tonight and decided that we didn't want to wait until the weekend, so we are meeting for dinner on Thursday. I am so excited!!