A Middle-of-the-Night Aerosmith Attack

I certainly “don’t wanna close my eyes… don’t wanna fall asleep” cause I miss him, and I don’t want to miss a thing.  My corniness does freak me out sometimes, I have to admit!  But I can’t help it.  Steven Tyler has gotten into my system and has got me singing his song in almost-perfect pitch.

Last night, no matter how tired I was, I couldn’t sleep.  I kept thinking about Mr. SO (Significant Other) who is miles away from me.  We have been in this long distance relationship for two years now. Anyone who’s been in the same boat will agree with me that it’s no walk in the park.

There are days when I’m ok, there are days when I’m not.  My mood pendulum swings in the direction of a happy kind of longing one minute and moves towards a painful, heart-wrenching ache the next.

I oftentimes catch myself contentedly reminiscing about precious moments with him, but sometimes, the longing just gets so bad that I wish I had a teleportation device handy.   I want to break all laws of quantum physics and leap straight into his lap in the blink of an eye.

When it comes to the formula for making LDR’s work, I am absolutely clueless.  But I have faith that it will all turn out beautifully, just like my last haircut at this cheap salon.  In his little ways, Mr. SO shows his love.  That’s what keeps me going and believing that love knows no distance.

I feel another song coming on…

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  1. I couldn’t help smiling when reading this. I know that feeling. It is a good sign that you miss him.
    Try to be strong while he is away, the music will help too.Lol!

  2. I’ve never had an LDR – it would be tough! I do, however, struggle w/ insomnia a lot and I hate it!

  3. No wonder you liked my post, you quote rock bands too! :-) Seriously, thanks your support. Hang in there with your LDR. It sounds like you love him. As long as you believe that the sacrifice is worth it, “don’t stop believing!” http://chatonsworld.blogspot.com/2007/07/long-distance-relationships.html

  4. LDR survivor here! So if I can, you can too! Misisng him is really a good sign. it’s tough but you just gotta live it :) Stay in-love and singing!

    Spanish Pinay

  5. I LOVE that song!! It’s one of mine and hubby’s favorites! Love the movie too. I’ve never had a LDR, but I admire those that do have one…it can’t be easy!

  6. my husband and I lived states away before we got married…in the age before cell phones and computers…my phone bills were my whole paycheck!!

  7. I was in a LDR with the hubby for a year and back then YM was our main way to communicate hihi…now, things are actually better with all the ways you can communicate with each other, but yes, the distance is unbearable…it’s different. Keep strong! ;)

  8. awesome post. keep up blogging darl lurv it, and thanks for droppn by at my blog. happy sunday.

  9. I’ve not yet had to do a the whole LDR and can’t imagine how you do it! It must be tough, but he must be worth it.

  10. I can relate. I did this with my husband before we got married for more than a year. With him being in Europe and me in the US, our phone bills were ridiculous. Being single and actually having spending money at the time enabled him to visit a few times but the rest of our time was spent IM’ing. I hope you can close that gap soon :)

  11. I’m not expert in LDR’s. in fact, I think that I’d suck at them. LOL. So the fact that you’ve been at it for two years… wowsa! There is hope. Stay strong hun.

    • Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be in this situation. But here I am now, trying my hardest to stay afloat :). Thanks for the words of encouragement..

  12. When I was first dating my husband we were long distance so I know what it’s like. No fun at all. I hope your days of long distance don’t last for too much longer.

  13. I was a huge Aerosmith fan in my teen years… still am ;-D I am not an expert on LDR’s, but realize they can be challenging… you must be a strong woman. How far apart are you two?

    • LDRs are definitely challenging. I’m up north, while he’s at the southernmost tip of the country. And it doesn’t help that where he’s at, a decent internet connection is as mythical as a unicorn.

  14. Aw, I wish I could help you out and learn how to beam people ala Star Trek. But I will tell you this, I had just that kind of friendship/relationship. Memphis to Los Angeles.

    And I just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary and I thought I would never marry again!

    Keep Sining, Music Heals

    • Oh, you give me hope! Happy 10th wedding anniversary to you.

      I used to make a joke about Star Trek. I’d say, “Beam me up, Scotty! Don’t forget the clothes!”

  15. I remember when my husband and I had to do long distance and only see each other on Sundays. It was so hard on us and it wasn’t even for a whole year. So I don’t know what you’re going through but I know that the corny songs DO help and they are true! Love can survive anything!! :)

    Thanks for your comment, you are right, I need to stop worrying so much! I do think I’m getting better with that. Hopefully.

  16. I don’t think there is a formula for LDR’s. :) You’ll have those moments off and on until he’s back.You’re strong and you will be just fine.

  17. I like Steven Tyler (it’s kind of required at my house), but I’m not sure how I feel about his new Burger King commercials. They certainly don’t make me want to go there…

  18. Ohhh… how I’ve been there.. you are not corny :)

    LDR can work.. I think the biggest thing that gets screwed up is trust, and not being able to see past your hand, so to speak. If it’s the right person, then the distance is temporary, but sometimes people can’t stay hopeful about the temporary thing.

    You sound happy though, and very smitten! hope all goes well for the future :)

  19. I’m sort of in the same situation although I’m in the city everyday for work and school, it still feels funny not being right “around the corner.” I wish I can say just find something to keep yourself busy, but that doesn’t always work. Unfortunately, feelings like you have come with the territory and I think what sucks the most, is that you can never get used to being away from someone you love.

    Good luck and I hope you’re able to see you honey soon. (:

  20. Nope, they are no fun! Before we were married my hubby and I lived 6 hours apart for 4 years. We saw each other on the weekends. While it was difficult, it made us stronger and I believe that to this day we have good communication as a result. Hang in there, it’s tough, but worth it!

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