I think I've mentioned in the past how this time of year I tend to get kinda reflective. It seems like in the past events seem to occur this time of year & this one is no different. Yeah, it's girly-girl of me but I can't help myself. I start looking at old emails, old blog posts, & generally become slightly pensive--not in a bad way, just thoughtful.
This time last year I was decidedly single & lamenting kissing all those frogs--I am in such a different place now & it all happened rather quickly. I went from talking about my "circlers" to being in a very serious & committed relationship in about a month's time. I'm truly liking where I am now--and I like my frog prince too.
We met for lunch last year & I had given Xing Fu a little gift for the holidays--it is actually his namesake on this blog. I used to have the Chinese symbol for "happiness" hanging from my rear view mirror on my car--a little jade/glass number & when I pulled up to meet Xing Fu for lunch I saw it & thought that he really needed a good dose of happiness in his life because it was looking pretty bleak for him at that time. We'd been friends for a while, having met sailing the previous April, & I never like seeing any of my friends in distress. (Incidentally, one of my Asian friends told me I should never give away my happiness--I am somewhat superstitious & have since replaced the symbol in my car.) So I pulled it off my mirror & gave it to him, never realizing that I would become part of his future of happiness, & mine as well.
And so it goes--I'll say it again, I am a mushy female & so we are meeting for lunch tomorrow to commemorate (?). This time I hope to actually remember what I ate.