I didn’t get home till about 4 AM and so I told Ted that if we have any plans for the day, that we do it later so I can get at eight hour sleep at the very least. By 2 PM I got a wake up call that he was on his way to pick me up in an hour. Right on the dot, he got to my place at exactly 3 PM. But after a half hour of lounging on the sofa and watching television, we decided to just cancel our plans for the day and just stay inside. And I like the idea, I can spend some quality time with Ted while I do some household chores.
So we watced the Heroes marathon for the next four hours. I’ve heard Ted and coworkers raving about this show, but I was never fond of watching a series. Would rather watch the whole flick from start to finish. I liked it a lot, but still unable to finish the entire movie. Ted didn’t tell me that he only has the first three DVD’s. Darn it, B-I-T-I-N!
And as a kind reward for Ted, helping me do some house chores. I decided to cook dinner instead of eating out. Mom was at the beach house and my siblings have their own personal affairs, so pretty much we have the house for ourselves. For dinner, I cooked some Chicken Marsala and Pasta Pomodoro. And to my surprise, Ted liked it and was impress with my kitchen skills.
Then after dinner, we decided to just lounged back on the sofa and had this lengthy conversation about us, over a bottle of my favorite red wine. We spent hours just talking, and it was great to know more about each other. We also discussed both of our families, as I feel that I should warn him before hand that mine can be crazy and quite demanding of me sometimes. And he understood where I’m coming from, which made me feel more at ease.
Now comes the atrocious part of the what feels like the almost perfect night. At about 10 PM, my phone rang and my sister was crying on the other line. I can hear yelling and arguing, she and her husband were having some loud disputes. Just what I need at this time! (I’m being sarcastic here, okay!) Ten minutes later, there was a knock on my door and it was my sister along with my nephew (and a duffle bag). Oh heavens have mercy, not today! Not when I have company, not in Ted’s presence. And before I could say something, Ted was already with me by the door calming my sister down. This is just great, the first impression Ted has of my family was already horrible!
After Ted and I comforted my sister, I led her and my nephew to one of the bedroom to retire. My sister and I can talk about her problems later. Ted was kind enough to grab me a glass of water to calm me down, as I feeling a bit shaky from all that happened. I found myself saying sorry repeatedly. As I was embarrassed, that he had to witness this horrific incident. But Ted was quick to react, asking me to be silent while giving me a big hug. He said that I need not apologize for anything and he was glad that he was there by my side when this happened. Five minutes has passed and we were still cuddling.
Ten minutes to midnight, I told Ted that we should call it a night. I walked him to his car and gave him a kiss on the cheek. Then he took my hand and put it right on his chest, “I had the loveliest time today. And please don’t worry about what happened earlier. It’s fine and I’m fine! And if there’s something I learned about you today, it’s the unconditional love you have for your family. You make me want to love you more, just for that reason!”