Well the weekend has come and gone, but I’m sad to see it go.  I spent the weekend constantly on the go, but in the best possible way.  I spent it with family and friends having a great time.  Sunday was my 6 month-iversary with Keith, and Monday was my birthday.  Saturday was spent with different friends just relaxing and having fun, but Sunday was reserved for Keith and I to be together on the special day, and he even took off work Monday so he could be with me on my birthday in a way that nobody else ever really has.  It was wonderful in every way it could have been.

I’m going to skip to Sunday since that was when everything seemed to fall into place for the perfect weekend.  Keith and I spent almost the whole afternoon lounging around my apartment just relaxing in each other’s company, something that after 6 months we still enjoy.  Speaking for myself, there isn’t a day that goes by that he isn’t the foremost thought on my mind, and the primary reason for any random smile that breaks across my face.  A three minutes conversation on the phone can pick up the dreariest day and bring sunshine back into my perception again.  He doesn’t see it in himself, but he is so loving and warm and selfless that it makes me want to be the same for him, and for six months now I’ve strived to do so – and I’ll continue to do so for the next six months and so on.

For lunch we went out to Chili’s (where we had met for the first time for our first date) and just enjoyed being with each other.  I know it sounds cheesy and corny and all those things that single people find annoying in non-single people, but it’s true.  Just being with each other felt like more than enough entertainment and we kinda just talked and ate and had a great time.  For dinner we got Pei-Wei and took it back to my place so we could watch TV and relax some more for the evening.  After dinner Keith told me he forgot something at his apartment and had to go get it, then he’d be back.  I honestly didn’t think much of it, though looking back I suppose I should have.

About 15-20 minutes later he knocked on the door and when I opened it I was shocked to see him holding a Baskin Robin’s ice cream cake for me.  He knows I don’t care for cake very much, but that as a kid I always loved ice cream cakes, so he’d planned on running to get one once we’d settled in for the night.  It was such a wonderful surprise that I almost cried.  He’s so sweet to me.  He then told me he couldn’t wait a moment longer and wanted to give me my birthday present.  I opened it to find the Nintendo DS game “Pokemon Platinum”.  For those of you laughing, cease and desist – I loved it.  I’ve practically played it nonstop since he handed it over, and it’s great.  I know it’s a little childish but I don’t care, and what I love about Keith is that neither does he.  The poor thing was genuinely terrified that he’d misjudged me and that I’d hate it.  I hope I was able to convince him how on-the-spot the gift truly was, and how much I’m going to enjoy playing it, thinking of him each time I do so.

Monday morning we did some running around, then Keith told me what he had planned for my actual birthday.  Apparently he remembered months ago when I mentioned to him that I thought it’d be fun if we went to the GameWorks at the Grapevine Mills Mall to play arcade games together, because that’s exactly what he had in mind.  We had lunch in the restaurant upstairs, and had the place all to ourselves.  We both ordered one of the most delicious mini-pizzas I’ve ever had the satisfaction of devouring, and then when I confessed it was my birthday to the waitress (in the hopes of scoring freebies) she brought me a little bowl of ice cream.  We then spent about two hours running around the place playing all our childhood favorites.  He then made the day even more perfect by allowing me to sneak a kiss in a semi-private hallway even though there were people all around.  Nobody saw, but the fact that he kissed me in public brought the goofiest smile to my face, and it didn’t go away for hours.

I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening with family and then called it a night.  Between the special day with Keith on Sunday, and my birthday on Monday, it was the best weekend I can ever remember having.  Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes, and special thanks to Keith for making it so perfect.