2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,100 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Natalie. Thanks so much for nominating me! Here is a link to her blog http://simplynatalie91.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/versatile-blogger/

I started my blog because I wanted to write about my journey into realizing I was a lesbian. I had been married and had two kids. After my husband left me, I was devastated. I didn’t date and focused on my kids. When I wanted to start dating, I realized that I didn’t want to date a man. I toyed with the idea of dating a woman, and finally joined an online dating site. I met my now partner, Sylvia, there and my blog is about our journey together. It is about raising the two boys too!

Now on to the GOOD STUFF!

When you’re nominated please do the following:

Nominate 10 fellow bloggers relatively new to blogging

Let the nominated bloggers know that they have been nominated for this award

Share 7 random facts about yourself

Thank the blogger who has nominated you

Add the Versatile Award picture to your post.

SEVEN RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME!
1. I love eating yogurt from SWEET FROG!
2. I love blackberries and just had a blackberry margarita! YUM!
3. I do mystery shopping as a second job!
4. I know sign language.
5. I love my four cats!
6. I love my boys and love that they love Sylvia and our cats.
7. I love watching movies!

MY NOMINEES
1. SAPPHO SPEAKS–http://sapphospeaks.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/the-married-years-part-viiii/
2. A BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO–http://www.onabicyclebuiltfortwo.com/
3. THE LESBIAN NEXT DOOR–http://thelesbiannextdoor.wordpress.com/
4. TWO LESBIANS EATING OUT–http://twolesbianseatingout.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/welcome-to-our-blog/
5. BUTCH WIFE TIPS–http://butchwife.com/2012/08/15/21-good-butch-wife-step-one/
6. RACHEL’S EMANCIPATION BLOG–http://rachelsemancipation.com/2013/06/22/love-love-love/
7. MY ADDICTED OBSESSION–http://myaddictedobsession.wordpress.com/

Seven Months!

Sylvia and I are closing in on our seven month anniversary! It is hard for both of us to believe! She will be all the way moved in by the time we hit that mark! It is hard for me to believe how much my life has changed in the last seven months and for the better. The bond Sylvia and I have is a strong one and it continues to get stronger. We are both looking forward to a long life together!

We Meet Again!

Sylvia and I spoke on that Wednesday night after I visited her at her townhome. It was a very nice talk and we spoke about when we might meet again. We decided to go out on Friday night for dinner and then she would come back over to my house. We spoke quite a bit that night about our meeting earlier in the day. We spoke about the kiss and what the next baby step might be. She was very sweet and said if I ever didn’t want to do something we would stop. I told her I was ready for a bit more than just a kiss so we discussed that!

I went to bed that night feeling really good about Sylvia and the way things were progressing. We had also gotten into the habit of talking by text when we first got up in the morning. One of us would text the other by around 5:45 in the morning. It was a nice way to wake up in the morning. We texted most of the day and usually chatted around lunch time. We chatted that night and finalized plans for Friday night. We woke up again together on Friday morning….it was such a nice way to start the day.

Sylvia had a lesson on Friday afternoon and made it out to my home around 6:00 that evening. We went out to a local diner and ate. It was nice and we enjoyed our conversation. She came back to the house. I got my youngest son back to bed and we hung out in the den and talked for a while. There really wasn’t much privacy with two boys in the house so we went back my bedroom. There was no expectations at this point but to “make out” as one says.

We laid in bed together just chatting. We started kissing and touching. It was very nice and very overwhelming. Sylvia would stop and ask if I was ok and remind me to breathe. Soon both of our shirts were off as were the our bras. It all felt so right! We had planned on only going that far on this night, taking baby steps, but before I knew it I took her hand and place it below my waist. I wanted her to touch me so badly. I don’t want to get into the intimate details but we did make love that night and it was so nice! It was so much more than I expected. I was worried about touching her, but she was patient and encouraged me. I could have stopped at any time, but I didn’t want to. Sylvia stayed the night and stayed for a bit the next morning and then left for home.

We talked all weekend and we both agreed that we couldn’t wait until the next weekend to see each other again. We would have to make plans to see each other again, real soon.

Sylvia and I meet again!

Sylvia and I spoke on that Sunday night after our visit! We spoke a lot over the next two days through text and on the phone. We were really enjoying each others company and were hoping we could get together on that weekend. On that Wednesday, I took half a day from work to take my oldest to get his second part of his braces on. His appointment was at 3:00, but I went ahead and took a half a day off which meant I left work at 11:30.

I spoke to Sylvia on my way home and asked if I could come by and visit her. She lived only 20 minutes away and we would have some time to chat and I could still get back in time to get my son for his braces! Sylvia was free during that time and she took me up on my offer to come over. I went home first and changed my clothes….wanted to get into my jeans and sneakers.

I arrived at her place around 12:30 and we just sat and chatted on the couch…holding hands! It was very nice. We decided to set a timer so that I wouldn’t lose track of time and forget to leave in time to get my son. I had to drive to the school and then to the orthodontist! Around 1:30 the timer went off. We were again surprised at how quickly time had passed. Sylvia looked at me and said “I want to kiss you.” Oh I had been waiting for that kiss since I had arrived. I answered back with, “you can kiss me!”

She leaned over and kissed me, very passionately and more of a kiss than or Sunday kiss! It was very nice and exciting. I found that I really liked kissing her and we continued in this way for the next twenty minutes or so. She massaged my arms and I caressed her face. We both exchanged some very innocent touches while we kissed. I finally looked at the time and knew I had to go. We lingered at the front door and kissed some more. OH how I didn’t want to leave, but knew I must.

We promised to chat later and I would text her when I got to where I was going! We both knew we would want to see each other again and soon. I drove to pick up my son, knowing I really did love Sylvia and would not be changing my mind about switching teams.