Maddie, Riley, and I spent the morning breakfasting at Dunkin' Donuts, delivering the completed math project to my office, and taking a walk to the grocery store in the gorgeous October sun. We all took a nap, after which we met friends for ice cream and much frolicking at the park. Then we headed home and had time for dinner and a quick shower for Mama before Mr. Coffee arrived.
He came bearing gifties from his travels: lots of chocolate for all of us. Riley is a total chocoholic, so he was especially thrilled. I managed to get the kids to go down despite the pre-bed chocolate-fest, and then Mr. Coffee and I spent some nice time catching up with each other about what had happened over the past two weeks. Lots of talking, lots of kissing, many proclamations of how much we had missed each other and how often we had thought of one another. "I thought of you on the airplane, during my meetings, at the hotel . . . " he said. It was quite lovely.
As for the rest of the evening, I will just say this: for those of you who advised that sex is the best way to get that NuvaRing up where it needs to be, you are totally correct.
Mr. Coffee was still jet-lagged from his travels and exhausted from getting in late Friday and then having his kids Saturday and Sunday, so he didn't stay all that late. After he left, I made some tea and ate some chocolate and then went to bed early and promptly fell into a deep sleep. I woke up with a start at 3:30 a.m., wishing that he were still there.
Date #7 is scheduled for Friday night, a sleepover at his house. I'm lucky enough that the twins' daycare provider is more than happy to do overnights for me; she's like a grandmother to the twins and a mom to me, and she's so happy that I'm dating someone. She'd be glad to watch the kids no matter what the reason, but she's especially pleased to watch them so that I can get a little break. I'm looking forward to it.
Still not a word from Mr. Tango. L-A-M-E.