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alchemii in Louisville is doing 43 things including…

appreciate everything josh does for me and NEVER, EVER take him for granted

4 cheers


alchemii has written 10 entries about this goal


josh and i have been talking a lot lately and he has even been sharing things with me that he’s never told anyone before. i’m glad that he feels comfortable opening up to me and i look forward to knowing more

back pain and books

josh and i went to see romeo and juliet at the park and the seats were really uncomfortable so when i went to the bathroom he folded up the blanket for me to sit on so i could be more comfortable.

he also told me that he wanted to be the best boyfriend ever so he is reading books on relationships.

why i love him so much

“I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.”
-roy croft

this sums it up better than i ever could

best day ever

josh always says that today is the best day ever…because it is the only day, everything else is past or future. today while he was out of town he text me about what a rough day he’s had and that he thought of me and it was the best day ever. sigh…he makes my heart melt.

night owl

josh had it set up to go in to work late so i talked him in to going to the midnight showing of watchers on thurs instead of going to the first showing on friday. we didn’t get home until three am and even though he was tired and had to work the next day, he still stayed up late with me…and stayed in bed with me later than he should have in the morning. i’m glad he doesn’t mind that he doesn’t get enough sleep when we spend time together.

pulp vs no pulp

whenever josh goes to the grocery store he automatically gets me my own jug of oj because he likes extra pulp and i can’t stand it. he even gets me the mango oj!

doing the thriller dance

one of the most original compliments i’ve ever received is one josh uses every now and then. he will look at me and say. “you thrill me”. there is just something about the way he says that that makes me feel so awesome.

also last night when i was talking about work and finances he told me that he was impressed by me. it’s like he sees all these good things about me that i didn’t notice were there and it feels good when he makes me look at my self differently, more positively.

sweet nothings

tonight while i was at work josh text “it makes me smile to think of you being with me this time tomorrow”...sigh, i’m so lucky.

he keeps me warm at night

my boyfriend likes to keep his bedroom window open at night (even if it’s 20 degrees outside) AND keeps a fan on in his room. it’s freezing! last night he shut the window and turned the fan away from facing the bed because he knows i hate being so cold when i get up in the morning.

but..he loves that whenever i go to bed i’m so cold that i snuggle extra close to him till i fall asleep, so we compromised and will keep the window open and then whenever he wakes up he’ll close it so when i get up later on it won’t be as cold. yeah, he’s awesome like that…

so fresh and so clean, clean

i ended up not going out sunday night so josh ended up putting off his trip to walmart to stop by for a bit. even though he was only stopping by for a short period of time he still took a shower and put on cologne. he even stayed up past his bed time to curl up with me for a little while as i was trying to fall asleep.

alchemii has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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