Happy Birthday, Sweet Rose

See that lovely lady to the left? That’s Mrs. Winter to you, Nita to me.  Nita and her son AJ came into my life at a time I didn’t know I needed someone.  I needed her.

For all the drama and upheaval I’ve gone through this year, 2008 has been the happiest, if not the strangest, year of my life.  She completely blew me away.

Today is her birthday.  Happy birthday, Sweet Rose.  I love you very much.

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Happy VD!

I know.  Some of you thought I’d be alone and sulking today.  That was the plan.  However, it’s not working out that way.

Just when you think life has slapped you down hard, something wonderful happens to you.  I will be spending this evening in the company of a lovely woman named Juanita (who is even less Spanish than I am) spoiling her rotten.  She’s completely caught me off guard and taken my breath away.

And lest ye think I’m spiting the ex, the same thing has just happened to her as well.

This gets Diane and I off the hook with each other.  I mean a house one Valentine’s Day, and a divorce the next.  The only way to up the ante next year would be to swap organs.

Neither of us knows where these new loves will lead, but suffice it to say, I’m very happy right now.

Happy Valentine’s Day.  Sometimes it surprises you.