As I mentioned previously, my boyfriend arrived home from Korea last night. He is actually sleeping right now and has been for the last few hours. He experiences jet lag for at least a week until he’s mostly back to a good sleep schedule. It’s not easy having to adjust to living without one another and then being thrown back into living with one another again. I was so nervous yesterday as if I were meeting him for the first time after talking to him over the internet for weeks. I don’t know how to explain this feeling otherwise. I felt a bit awkward around him at first too, but that’s starting to fade and we’re getting used to being around one another again. Chester doesn’t know what to think either. He’s just happy to have his wrestling buddy back 🙂 Momma bores him.
I actually took a nap after work, which is something I never do, because I was just too tired to not take one. Instead of having an entire bed to myself like I have had for the past 3 weeks, it’s back to my tiny little 1/4 slice of the mattress, which starts out as half, but is quickly invaded by the other occupying forces. I don’t mind and he doesn’t mean to take up so much room, but I’m just not used to it. It was hard to sleep to say the least. Hopefully we get back on schedule soon.
When he leaves, he takes two large suitcases with him that are mostly empty except his clothes and things of course. When he comes back, he usually has these suitcases full of things that he buys in Korea. I’ll be honest, this is my favorite part about that first night when he’s back. It’s like Christmas! I love to see all the interesting things that I’ve never seen before and to try the different snacks and things. He always brings me back a gift. Of course I am happy to have him back, but this is really fun. Funny thing is, Chester finds it fun too I guess. I couldn’t keep him out of the suitcase. The picture above was taken in the dark. My boyfriend was sleeping just past the picture in the dark of the bedroom and I was sitting at the desk in the living room actually when I heard a bad rustling. Of course I knew it was Chester. I went in and snapped a picture near the suitcase and obviously, he was totally busted.
I mentioned in a few posts back that he got me some organic green tea from the tea plantation. Here is a picture of the tea he brought back:
I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m positive it is exquisite. Even the container is beautiful! I love tea, so this is a real treat for me.
He also brought me back a beautiful, handmade hair tie. I am waiting for the right time to wear it because I think it’s just too pretty to wear with any old thing. Here it is:
They both have a story behind them. The pink one is mine. The flowers on the front represent the plum tree flower, which is the symbol of the Great Han Empire (1897-1910). His depicts two birds on a plumb tree. We’re going to be so cute with our matching card cases 🙂
More than anything, I’m just glad he’s home safe. I always worry about him taking that long journey by himself. So far, we’ve been really lucky that it’s gone so smoothly. He’s been back and forth so many times that he’s accrued enough miles to earn himself a free trip anywhere in the world. I just hope some day I have the courage to make the same trip and to live in a country so different from the one I’m used to.
Anyway, I’m glad to have shared this with you.
Thank you for reading 🙂