a week or so ago Austin and I made arrangements (translation: he told me soon enough in advance so that I could get time off of work) to go snowboarding this past weekend. The two of us and his friend Cody would stay at his newly finished condo just south of Reno and snowboard on Sunday and Monday. Fun fun.
Put as simply as possible, it was a great time. The best all-around time that I think Austin and I have ever had over a more-than-one-day-of-bliss period. From me letting go of control issues (and in the process learning that he just might know what the fuck he's doing), to him being the best boyfriend I could possibly ask for (with the look of care, concern, and consideration beaming out of his eyes as he sacraficed going down fast runs and halfpipes so he could help me rent things I've never rented before), to my rock-star performance on the slopes as I learned to get my groove on (and to my kick ASS turn as I came down the hill at a really decent speed to cut my heels in and turn to a stop right in front of them in perfect coreographed fashion). All in all, the weekend was better than I could have possibly hoped it would be. (or made it to be, though it was definately because I didn't make it something it shouldn't have been that it was everything it could be. Go figure.)
A lot of realizations happened this weekend. Good things. Things that I think will help me, and help he and I. There are things I can find complaint about... but I don't care enough about them to go there. As discussed previously, behavioral change takes time. I like this though... hopefully enough to keep it going. :)