"Anticipation" by American illustrat...

“Anticipation” by American illustrator Harrison Fisher (1875-1934) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, we are eagerly awaiting a visit from Aamrie. Then we get some awesome news.  She’s going to be passing through town, on her way to visit a dear friend, and will drop in for an overnight stay, on her way.

We get to see her a week early, and even though it’s only an overnight stop, we are overjoyed.

Don’t let anyone fool you. Long-distance relationships truly suck at times. The separation, the limited time together, combine to make the time apart nearly unbearable but makes the time together all the more precious.

All the little things that most relationships take for granted. Cuddling, a stolen kiss, just sitting, talking, while the rest of he world rushes by.

We can’t wait until she gets to visit.


I am the Ice Cream.

ImageI am the elusive ice cream.

I am the third peg in this triad.

I am the more elusive one. Writing and I don’t always get along. Writer’s block has been hitting me hard due to all the chaos going on around me.

Most that care and know me; know me as Aamrie or EOA.

I guess I should start with alittle history about me. I am 43 years old with a grown son.  I was in a relationship with a guy for twelve years. We are still somewhat friends but there are still trust issues there. Continue reading

Holiday Feelings

When your loved ones aren’t all under one roof, much less in the same area code, holidays can be tough.  My wife and I have had our hands full, but we both miss Aamrie. It’s times like the holidays when being apart is hardest.

Even the little things, like cuddling on the couch, with a fire in the fireplace, sipping eggnog, listening to Christmas music, we missed Aamrie. Of course, it’s been worse for Aamrie.  She’s all alone. This is when long-distance relationship is hardest, those times when you want all your loved ones together.

Finding your loved ones is only half the battle.  The rest of the fight is getting everyone into the same zip code, and being able to spend quality time on a regular basis. That’s where we are now,  getting to the happy ending.