Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Let's Give it a Go"

Yesterday morning I was downstairs doing my usual morning routine. Morgan was still in bed and the cats were at my ankles begging for food. (I hadn't gotten that far in the morning routine!) I happened to look out the kitchen window and saw a beautiful vase of flowers sitting right outside the front door.

Without thinking I shouted out to Morgan upstairs that someone sent us flowers. It took me about 5 seconds after the words were out of my mouth to realize that the "someone" was Morgan and that I'd forgotten ER day.

June 21, 2002 the rest of the camp counsellors were going to Ft. Lauderdale for a drunken weekend. Morgan and I did not really want to go, so I'd invited him to stay at Grandma Betty and Grandpa Boo's house where I was going to spend the weekend. (All of our camp roommates were going to Ft. Lauderdale. Campus was going to be empty!)

Well, I'd taped Dr. Green's last episode on ER. ("The Beach" - the one where he dies of a brain tumor) and I hadn't had a chance to watch it and Ireland was weeks behind the storyline so Morgan hadn't seen it either. We consider this our first date. (Yes, I know at my bridal shower there was debate over the KD formal that year. Morgan and I were still just friends then despite the fact that he flew over from Ireland for a weekend to go to the formal.)

After that weekend we decided to "give it a go" in Morgan speak and we decided not to tell anyone we were dating. Morgan lasted about 20 seconds. The entire camp knew. The man can't keep a secret!

So flash forward to yesterday. I brought in the flowers and started thanking Morgan, who was giving me a hard time for forgetting ER Day. He had me. I had NOTHING planned. He told me there was some thing else in the mail and I was much quicker this time. He'd ordered season 8 of ER on DVD. The one with the episode we watched.

So, Morgan went back to bed and said he would sleep until 11. I knew what I had to do. I quickly defrosted the bacon, rashers, and the black pudding his mother sent his for his birthday. I had just enough time to throw together one of the most revolting meals known to man - a traditional Irish fry up. I finished cooking in time to bring Morgan breakfast in bed.

Having redeemed myself, I could enjoy the rest of the day. We went to the pool briefly before the rain started. Morgan was desperate to see Get Smart. I was not so sure about it, but I forgot ER Day, so I went along! It was actually not too bad at all. Morgan described it as Bourne Identity done as a comedy. From there we went to the Cheesecake Factory where we ordered dinner AND cheesecake. (Although we did take home half the cheesecake for later!)

When we got home we'd planned to watch ER, but I fell asleep so we will try again today. It was a fantastic day. Although I supposed any day that starts with surprise flowers sitting on the front step has potential!


Rachel said...

Morgan is such a sweet guy! However, any guy that will travel across an ocean, into Arkansas of all places, must be considered at least in some small shape or form a guy that wants to pursue you :) There's gotta be a rule about that somewhere! Congrats on your 6 years together!

Jenny said...

Thank you. Morgan and his father decided that trip was to be considered an "investment." He's decided that it paid off in the end. = )