Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

First

As you all know I have recently become a plus one. I have been single for 6 years and have had a couple very short-term relationships, but never have I felt such an instant connection with someone; until now.  It has been a long while since I have been in a committed relationship so I’ve forgotten all the firsts:

1)      The first time meeting friends

2)      The first time meeting each other’s families

3)      The first time he spends the night

And so on…

This past weekend I meet his family for the first time. Even though I briefly met his mother a few weeks back it was just a hello, so on Sunday I met his mother, step-dad, sister and brother in-law for his mom’s birthday dinner. I was nervous because you want your partner’s family to like and accept you, and you know they are watching your every move, comment … etc.

I am a 5’ 9” blonde, blue-eyed, Irish / Métis Indian / French Canadian mix and he is 100% Korean. We’ve have know each other for almost two years, which makes this relationship is easy, and peaceful.  So YES I was worried his mom may not approve of me. I worried that she may want her son to be with a beautiful Korean girl so they could make beautiful Korean babies; or that she may be one of those mom’s that thinks NO girl is good enough for her baby boy.

Well I was wrong on all counts! Apparently I had her at ‘Hello’… That first encounter when I just said ‘Hi’ she gave ‘My Lover’ (okay his name is Steve but I’m going to call him my lover, just cause I can) a high-five and asked how he managed to get me.  When his mom and step-dad arrived at the restaurant on Sunday, she sat beside me and within minutes told me that if ‘My Lover’ does anything I do not like to tell her and she will set him straight. She also said that no matter what she will always take my side and told her son not to mess things up. Win! Win!

Never have I met a boyfriend’s mother that told her son to not mess things up. In past the mother’s in my partner’s lives have liked and grown to love me but they were always telling me what to do for their baby boys to make sure they are treated the way they treat them. Um if I wanted a baby boy I’d get pregnant, not date one! It’s so refreshing to finally meet a mom that does not think I have to cater to her son; rather he has to cater to me! To me this is just another sign that it was meant to be.

I loved his family they are lovely people, and by the end of the night his mom invited us to dinner next week, hugged and told me she loves me.

Next it will be ‘My Lover’s’ turn to be on the proverbial chopping block, when we spend the day with my brother’s family.  He will have to wait to meet my folks since they live in another province but I know they will be as accepting of him as his family was of me.

If you’re in a new relationship going through your “Firsts” I wish you luck, try not to over think it and just be you.

Cheers!

Large Nat

3 more items completed in my 101 Things in 1001 Days List

I am slowly knocking things off my list and now that I have crossed item #67 – Get a Boyfriend  ( and  I did not half to roofie him!) off the list that maybe with his help I will tackle more items and complete my mission of accomplishing all the tasks in 1001 days.

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I think I am going to make some changes to the list because there are a couple of task that I know will not get completed and I’d like to add items that I have talked about doing with my ‘Lover’ (don’t you just love that word) to the list. I don’t think there are any rules about changing the list… is there? Whatever I like to break rules!

Okay so now you know I have got me a boyfriend (a real living man), and being the great guy that he is; once he saw my list he set out to help me knock off item #39 – Have Dinner by Candlelight.

Dinner by Candlelight

Dinner by Candlelight

Next item to go is item #72 – Buy and wear a bikini.

The Bikini

The Bikini

Two weeks ago I went on vacation to El Salvador with Queen B, it was much-needed recharge vacation. Since I was going with a good friend and being in temperatures of 33 degrees I figured now is the time to buy a bikini. This may not be a big deal to most people but for me I rather go to the dentist and get a root canal.

I realized the older I get the more I worry about all my bits hanging out and other stupidity, like thoughts that people will run screaming upon seeing me half-naked.  So with my new-found confidence from being with someone who thinks I am awesome (true fact). I threw caution to the wind and sported a two piece and what do you know NO ONE ran away screaming that they are now blind. Actually the only issue to arise was that my bikini top expanded when it got wet and my boobs were bouncing around inside it like two buoy’s.

Next I will tackle reading Catcher in the Rye, maybe make poutine this weekend and watch Clockwork Orange.

Do you have a 101 Things List? If so where are you at in your list? Is it easier or harder than you thought it would be?

Cheer!

Large Nat

Say Hello to Chayanne!

Good Morning Ladies,

As promised here is our frist Latin American Yummo…Let me introduce you to Chayanne, saw his video’s for the first time in El Salvador and yes Queen B and I both agreed that ‘We’d tap that!” Would you?

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Vacations, dates, condo living, weddings and boyfriends!

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Hey peeps I guess you may have wondered what happen to Single Gals or maybe not that’s cool too.

Well it’s been a busy start to the new year for the Single Gals team. Commando Barbie has gone on  25 first dates and her blog post on the experience will  be posted shortly.

Queen B is getting ready for her move into her new condo and going on vacations.

Glamour girl is getting married this year. So she been busy with planning the big day.

As for me I been busy trying to figure out how to juggle working full-time and doing my two part-time social media jobs now that I have a boyfriend. Yes you have read that right! I now have a boyfriend!

I’m working on the story for you gals but in short sometimes great things are staring us right in the face ….we just have to open our eyes.

The beauty of this budding romance is that he accepts me just as I am and its a wonderful thing.  I knew one day it would happen, I always say be true to who you are because it’s the right person that notices.

Recently I was on vacation in El Salvador with Queen B; we spent a week lying in the sun and watching Latin American pop videos. We have to say some of those Latin American singers are tres yummy and I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks as yummo’s  or as we said on vacation “I’d tap that!”

Yup I manage to find someone who accepts me as I am… I know, right !

Cheers!

Large Nat

 

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 59,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Merry Christmas from the Single Gals Team and George

George Clooney Christmas Wish

Your Thursday pick me up..

The things Daisy will do for a treat… Please note no animals were harmed in the taking for this photo only showered with kisses and treats.

Bah, Humbug

Bah, Humbug!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

Dear Santa,

This year for Christmas I want….

 

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas..

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas..

Remember the little things…

Life can be so sad at times whether it’s the evils going on in the world or you own personal struggles. I have a few very special people in my life that are having some hard times these days, it hurts me because I have no way of helping other than lending an ear and a shoulder if needed.

So to all of you out there struggling with your own struggles remember it does get better and use your support system because that what good friends and family are here for, the good and hard times. Also NEVER feel bad or think you are burdening us, because there will come a day when we will need you.

Today I’d like to share some of the things that make me smile on a daily basis, they are little things but sometimes you have to take pleasure in the little things to help deal with the big things.

First is my screen saver of my dog Daisy (up front) and her BFF Doakes. Every day that I come into the office this is the first thing I see when I log on to my computer and it makes me laugh, I hope this too will bring a smile to your face.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Second is the picture is my cork board in my office of the random things that make me smile. I figure since you have to spend most of you time at work try to surround yourself with the things you love.

Random things that makes me smile.

Random things that makes me smile.

Lastly my little Christmas tree, I love lighting it up every night, my cat spends 90% of her day under the tree so chances are when you look at it there will be two little eyeballs staring back at you.

Aloha Christmas

Aloha Christmas

Other things that make me smile on a daily basis are my morning coffee, the giant advertisement of Django which is a big picture of Leo DiCapiro and seeing Daisy making a strangers day with her kisses.

The evil side of me gets joy in knowing that my brother is stressing over his xams gift from me. In past I have taken him on meditation seminars in which I fell asleep, another time we saw Eckhart Tolle speak; again I fell asleep…so anything is possible this year! (insert evil laugh)

I love getting random voice messages from my lovely dingy bestie who in her sing-song voice tells me she loves me; it makes me giggle and makes my heart happy at the same time.

So if someone you know is feeling down, send them a silly picture, or leave them a silly voice message. It’s a little thing but it lets people know you are thinking of them and sometimes that all we need.

What little thing makes you happy?

The best thing for a breakup?

Have you even seen a product and think WHY didn’t I think of that, it’s brilliant! Well this is the product that I wish I created!! Gals now we can eat and drink our emotions all in one shot..http://www.mercersdairy.com/Wine_Ice_Cream_home_page.php

I can eat and drink my emotions all a once.

I can eat and drink my emotions all a once.

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