2. I got my "Star Wars" cherry broken last night - we saw "Episode 2: Attack Of The Clones" and it was VERY good. It was the first time ever that I have seen a Star Wars movie. I held Damien's hand the whole time just like all the straight couples did.
3. When I got home from work yesterday morning, Paige's car was in the driveway. She spent the night at our house, and I knew it was something bad because Maggie had not called me to give me a head's up on her being there. She met me at the door holding back tears and saying to me "Please don't say I told you so, because I know you were right all along and I really need you right now..." I just held out my arms and walked up to her saying "Will you shut up and hug me?" She cried freely then and told me that he had begun hiting her, and that he threw some keys at her yesterday that flew into the backseat of her car and hit her 8 year old son, Sean. In the presence of both Sean and her 4 year old daughter Shannon, he threatned to "Slit (their father's) throat", freaking out the kids completely and terrifying the three of them.
I went with her to her house where we found picture frames with destroyed pictures still inside them and broken shards of glass in her bed, and a misspelled note (written in fucking crayon, no less) reading "You fucked up". I then went with her to the Police Department to file a report on this entire incident. She gets it today and has been urged by us and the police to have a warrant sworn out on him. Having a report AND a warrant makes it easier to get a restraining order the reporting officer told us.
Today I'm going to help her get her house cleaned up, he pretty much made sure he did his part in trashing it before he left. That and it will give me an opportunity to spend some time with her and make her laugh. So that's where I'm going to be this afternoon.
4. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Damien & I and an assortment of people meet at the Riverwalk Fountain by the Riverboat dock at 6:30 to either walk, bike ride, rollerblade, or any combination of these things. All are welcomed to exercise with us - the more the merrier!
5. (Saved the best for last!) Since Saturday, I have spent my downtime with Damien all alone, going to sleep with him in my arms and waking up to him stretching beside me. And you know what? Not only is it the first time I've ever been able to sleep with someone else in the bed with me and actually sleep SOUNDLY, but I slept better last night than I have since I can remember.
"It doesn't really matter if you're jumbled up inside, as long as you know that love is endless and the world is wide."
- Hothouse Flowers
Lyrics To "My Current Music"