Today was hands down the best Saturday I've had in quite some time. I'm talking the whole day here. It was awesome for several reason, which I'll rate in order of the lessor awesome (obviously still bitchin') to most awesome. 3.) The curtains of doom are finally GONE! I started hating those things pretty much as soon as I was living here and realized that I didn't have an evil roommate to hate. (Gotta hate something, I suppose). Long story short, I got the damn curtains off, discovered that my suspicion of cricket eggs was correct, realized that sometimes I hate being right, then got my landlord to help me install my fabulous new blinds. My house is ten bajillion times more open and spacious and happy now that those awful worse-than-the-worst-frock-ever curtains have left the building. Just as sweet? That my landlord, who previously refused to pay for new blinds because he LIKED the curtains (I know!), likes the blinds so much that he's contemplating buying them from me when I move out. Once again, fabulosity wins.

2.) I went to Le Swap today. It's no secret that I've become an avid Apartment Therapy reader, and even less of a secret that I'm quickly developing a love for interior design. Seriously, relaxation time for me has become "how can I make my place look fabulous" time.

1.) My partner spent nineteen hours of his Saturday awake, and about fifteen of those hours in a car. And then, at a little after 9:30 this evening, there he was, standing outside waiting for me in the front of the house. I would have run as fast as I could out front, but refrained from doing so because the lighting for the sidewalk is lousy, and had I done so, there's a good chance our reunion wouldn't have been nearly as thrilling as it's been. Friends often ask me how I handle this long-distance aspect of our relationship right now, and I always tell them the same thing: it's 100% worth it. I'm getting my education and I'm experiencing the world outside the city in which I grew up. And tonight, I realized one of the most amazing things: our relationship continues to grow more than I ever imagined possible, even while we're apart. Being apart, though, there are things that remain in the memory of your mind but your body has opted to allow to hibernate. And then, when you see your special someone from afar, it feels like you're meeting a stranger you've known forever but have met only in dreams. With every step closer, feelings rush to the surface, every second that passes equals a week, a month, a year, and by the time you hug him close to you, you've completely fallen head over heels in love all over again.