I was sitting on the couch and Mr Smaggle came sauntering out of the bedroom in fitted grey pants with a tucked in white shirt. A tan belt sit snugly on his hips and he spun around in front of me so I could see him at all angles. Honestly? I think he’s fucking gorgeous and I always have. He’s tall and slender with strawberry blonde hair and a spectacular ginger beard. He stands up very straight and has beautiful posture for a tall man.
To be fair, I’m a child-free grown up with a very supportive partner so we’re pretty good at navigating Christmas without too much stress. Our biggest issue is usually making it around all the families on Christmas day so we can see everyone but Mr Smaggle doesn’t drink so he tends to happily ferry me around while I do a wine and beer tour of our family homes. It’s grand. None of this happens by accident though, there’s lots of careful planning involved.
When I was about 19 years old, I was cast in a musical with one of the most impressive women I’d ever met. Not only was she the lead in this musical but her day job was as a neuro psychologist, working with people who had experienced physical brain trauma. She also taught step classes several times per week as a fitness instructor because she liked it. I’d watched her arrive on time for rehearsals, walking calmly across the car park.
I buy presents for my immediate family, Mr Smaggle and Mr Smaggle’s immediate family. That’s it. My best mate doesn’t even get a present. I just chose not to participate in extra gift giving. I’d much rather take a bottle of wine to friend’s house and s... https://t.co/YDlaWMdeOk
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