Sunday, July 8, 2012

The TPS Reports- Adventures of 3 people thrown together by circumstance

When I moved to Oregon to be with Big, it was a huge change for me. No job, no prospects and no expectations. Having a long distance relationship is hard, finally transitioning from long distance to every day; even harder. Sometimes I forget that I can't just take off whenever I feel like it and be gone for hours on end without telling anyone, this can tend to cause a panic in those you care about but when you're so used to doing your own thing, it doesn't seem like a big deal to you, to Big it is.

Aside from my crazy habit of disappearing for no reason what so ever, things have been going well. When I moved in I didn't just get to be with the one I love, I got all three of his roommates too. Sometimes five people living together can be stressful, suffocating even, hence the disappearing act. Our room mate Patrick has easily become our hang out buddy and sometimes when I've had too much Blue Moon confidant as well. He likes to go on "adventures" where we all pile into our ubiquitous Oregonian Suburu and head out not knowing where we'll end up, for fourth of July we were in Vancouver, just tonight Target to secure brownies. You never know where you'll end up with Patrick. Despite his wanderlust and penchant for baked goods he seems to have had a calming effect on both me and Big, and the other couple we live with whom I'll just name "LuAM" like a Brangelina.

We were thrown into this mix because of Big's job, and where I wasn't expecting to make friends with everyone it is nice to have a familiar face in a sea of strangers. Living with just your S.O. is hard enough, there's the constant battle of the toilet seat position, the struggle for the remote and often hurt feelings about some petty thing or another;add others to the mix and you might as well be stirring napalm. We got lucky, where Big and I may be "Big &Stefanie" the dynamic duo, Patrick is a fearless leader in his own right, and often facilitates us getting up off the couch and out into the world when it would be easier to retreat into my writing or for Big to absorb himself in work. So to the man who makes us be human friendly and sociable, cheers!
Until next time lovelies,
-CGINTW

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