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Monday, December 28, 2009

Top Ten Milestones Indicating You Are No Longer Dating But Are In A Relationship

10. You spend the night at one or another’s place 2-3 times a week.
9. You agree to attend a concert with him that is 5 months away and let him buy the tickets in advance.
8. You begin to show up approximately 10 - 15 minutes late for every engagement.
7. You forget you promised to see the movie Nine with him and see it with your daughter instead. You see it again later with him and forget to pretend that you’ve not already seen it.
6. He has a change of clothes and a hygiene kit at your place. You are not sure where to put them, so you keep moving them about, from the dresser top, to a chair in your bedroom, to a spot on your bedroom bookshelf.
5. You throw his change of clothes in with your laundry without even thinking about it.
4. You clear a shelf in the bathroom closet for his kit and make room in a dresser drawer for his change of clothes (which you have folded neatly after laundering).
3. You sometimes wear your regular pajamas (cute though they may be) instead of your sexy lingerie when he sleeps over.
2. He brings you matzo ball soup when you are sick and instead of just accepting it at the door, thanking him and sending him on his way, you allow him to come in and see you in your over-sized sweats, with your hair pulled back, your eyes and nose red, your body smelly and clammy from fever. You rest your head in his lap and fall asleep snoring with drool oozing out the corner of your mouth and onto his jeans.

And the Number 1 milestone indicating you are no longer dating but are in a relationship:

You spend the night together but don’t have sex.


Blogger K9 said...

are you in a relationship? drooling on someones jeans? lucky fella.

boydie, how are you? i smiled a wide rottie smile when i saw the artic tern blink up.

youd be impressed (i think) with the progress ive made in just one year at chickory. i got a job in a plant nursery; i am building a shed and a studio here and i built a barter community. i get 6 eggs a day -thanks to the hens. soon i will wear gauzey skirts and big rock-like jewelry while making my own soap and hemp mittens.

NOT! grrrrrherhahaha

happy new year dahlink. i wish you the best of everything.

December 28, 2009 3:34 PM  
Blogger J Cosmo Newbery said...

Sure sounds serious.

December 29, 2009 2:34 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

It sounds like there are two very fortunate people out your way. It can't get much better than that.

My best to you both, and thanks for sharing this wonderful news.

December 29, 2009 9:00 PM  
Blogger Bird said...


K9: Really? No hemp mittens? No gauzy skirts? But what a life!

JCN and Jack: Hah! Serious? Oh lordy, I hope not! Fortunate? Perhaps. But let's not make more of this than it is. Wandering into a relationship is a difficult and scary thing. Relationships mean compromise. And I am still quite stubborn about compromise in my life right now. But we'll see.

At the very least, I'm having a blast.

I suppose the next milestone is the first fight. Oh geesh!

December 30, 2009 10:01 AM  
Blogger Ardlair said...

Thankyou, I have found this very helpful.
Will watch for these signs.


January 04, 2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Happy New Year Bird-Beauty!!

I hope ya have the very best seed this year, an fly wif' a fun flock.

does he write poetry?

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