To truly understand Lainey's Life Lessons, you have to read back into the past, and even across multiple blogs, to see how we got to where we are now. Click on the links provided within this post to view the various blogs and posts that tell the story of Lainey's Life Lessons. Believe it or not, Lainey's Life Lessons did not start out as a relationship blog. Far from it! It started out as a single girl blogging about life in general (see any blog from February 2012 for evidence of this).
But, not long after I started blogging, life changed. A certain special someone came into the picture. It started out slowly, painfully so to some observers. After meeting in person at a mutual friends' football season opener party, my honey and I began communicating with some flirting back and forth through the comment section of Wily Guy's blog over at It's My Mynd.
|Pon Farr: All writers are assigned a pin-up girl|
to accompany their guest post in Gertie's blog.
This is a somewhat clothed version of my pin-up.
The original was in nothing but a towel.
To understand my pen name (which Gertie selected for me) in the guest blogs, you have to be a bit of a Trekkie. According to classic Star Trek mythology, pon farr is a psychophysical condition affecting Vulcans, in which Vulcan males and females go into heat every seven years. Gertie thought it was a hysterical take on my love life prior to my honey's arrival on the scene. You guessed it, I didn't go on dates very often and would have long stretches of singledom between relationships. But, I digress.
Here are some posts to check out from the early days with my honey:
Boyfriend Black-Out - my inability to balance home, work, and friends was documented early
The Meet and Greets - my honey meeting the important people in my life
The Invasion of the Little Things - a prelude to moving in together
Here are some posts to check out from the starting to get serious days with my honey:
Love - my honey's blog post sharing his feelings for me
Keys to the Castle - adventures in babysitting and moving in together
Beware: Spring Cleaning In Progress - his parents first visit to our place
Does This Stress Make Me Look Fat? - telling my mom we were living together
Here are some posts to check out from where we are now:
Joint Holidays - the nitty gritty of keeping two sets of relatives happy on holidays
How do you know if he's the one? - a discussion with a friend and a love note to my honey
For sheer entertainment value, you can also check out my most viewed posts. Life Is Just Better With Reese's Peanut Butter Cups has almost 1,500 hits now, so I either chose really great graphics or it must be a pretty good read.