Friday, August 31, 2007

Let them eat cake

Yesterday they got a cake for me at work. It was really nice of them and it was cheesecake, my favorite! I had a slice of the cherry to match my shoes. One of my coworkers also gave me a gift of some earrings and some chocolate - how thoughtful! I have to say, the best part of this job has been the people. They're kind and funny and pretty relaxed and appreciative of my lightening typing speed.

The end of the summer is always a very sad time for me, moreso this year. It means that I lose my bedmate, dinner mate, snuggle mate, television watching mate and shower monitor. Back to the weekend visit routine which leaves us both pretty lonely during the week (and tends to decrease showering frequency on my part). I worry about Ben and if he's getting out and having fun when I'm not there instead of sitting in his room alone. At least he's joining another volleyball team this fall so he'll have two evenings occupied. I'm trying to find him some climbing mates too so he can get out to the local wall. It's hard being in a new place and not having all the avenues to meet people that you had when you were in university. I want him to be as happy as possible so that he'll stay.

I've been on the verge of crying all week and this weekend's canoe trip will hopefully not involve too many tears. Driving the 3 hours back to school is going to be brutal because driving and crying don't mix...

5 comments:

Harry said...

aww that sucks, i know what you mean though (apart from the driving bit)

there's always msn, webcams and text/phone though. keep rockin' :)

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Awww... that totally sucks K. I know what you mean. I like this new neighbourhood, but I'm so far from everyone I know and it's pretty lonely right now. Maybe your new housemates will be really friendly and can become sort of like your pseudo-family during the week when you can't be with Ben. I'm really really sory that you're sad though.

Milk & Two Sugars said...

:(

Liana said...

Your post really resonated with me. I spent all summer in Calgary living at home with my sweetie, and now I'm back to being at rural sites and driving back to Calgary on the weekends. It sucks, and it's only an hour drive for us... until I do my 5 month in Hinton, which is 5 hours away.

Lots of hugs for you.

Midwife with a Knife said...

Oh, that's really tough. Long distance relationships are tough. I'm sure you guys will work it out, though.