First and foremost, thank you to all of you who have read my blogs and my book, “Homey’s Adventures”.
One of the most frequent questions that I receive from women online is: “Please describe your ideal first date? Given my recent experience, my first thought is the woman has the grace and courage to show up. I believe that showing up is more than half of the pathway to success.
I told Xena that I would write about my fantasy first date with her today. She is already thinking about marriage which is great for me. I would be truly blessed to marry gorgeous Xena. However, the Homey part of me is a romantic. So, what follows is my fantasy first date with Xena:
My flight through Vienna takes 17 hours to get from St. Louis to Kiev. I can sleep anywhere, and I get plenty of rest on the overnight flight from Miami to Vienna. I arrive around noon in Kiev which is 4 AM St. Louis time. My Xena insists she wants to meet me at the airport. So, I make a pit stop in Kyiv airport bathroom to shave, apply some deodorant and cologne and brush my teeth. I make it through customs without incident. I brought all my Covid 19 paperwork to show I have already had Covid 19, and I am vaccinated.
I arrive at the luggage area and the only thing I see is my gorgeous Xena. She is wearing blue jeans, a white blouse, and a black leather jacket. Our eyes meet and the Homey part of me is devastated. She is one of those women that looks incredible in anything. She smiled at me with her incredible full and rich mouth and walks up to me because I cannot move. Homey is lost in her deep blue eyes and they reflect her beautiful soul. She kisses me on the lips and says: “Hi Jim”
I blurt out: “Hi. I am in love with you!”
She giggles: ” Shall we pick up your luggage? My car is parked in a temporary zone.”
I snap out of my loving trance: “Of course.”
Prior to coming, I suggested we have dinner near my hotel in the Podil district and then walk around Podil after dinner. We load her car with my luggage and head to Podil. By the time we get to my hotel, it is close to dinner time. Last time I was in Podil, I ate at a wonderful outdoor Italian restaurant.
“I know a place about 3 blocks away that serves great Italian food and wine. Does this sound good to you?”
“Yes Jim. I like this idea.”
After we got there and we were seated, I turned to our waiter and said in English: “I was here two years ago, and I ordered a dry Chianti wine. Do you still have that wine?”
“Of course, sir, coming right up.”
I turn to Xena: “Do you want anything else to drink dear?”
“No, the wine sounds wonderful baby.”
This was my first date with the love of my life, and I wanted things to go as well. Going to a place I had been before was a good choice because I had enough on my mind by finally being this close to Xena.
Xena inquired: “How was your flight baby?”
“Uneventful darling. I can sleep anywhere, and I slept during most of it. You don’t know how wonderful it was to see you after a 17-hour flight. I need to confess that seeing you for the first time, my heart almost stopped. You are so beautiful! We have talked online for over two years and I know that inside you are more beautiful than on the outside.”
Xena blushes and lovingly smiles at me.
“What do you suggest we eat baby?”
“Last time I was here, I had lasagna and an Italian side salad. The dry Chianti goes very well with lasagna. We then should order chocolate ice cream for dessert. Sipping Chianti after a spoonful of chocolate ice cream is an incredible combination.”
“That sounds wonderful baby!”
I ordered two of everything for both of us. We ate our meal and talked about anything and everything. After we finished, I reach across the table for Xena’s elegant hand and suggest: “Let’s walk around Podil and talk some more darling.”
She agrees: “Yes Honey.”
I knew of a flower shop a couple of blocks from the hotel. We stop and I bought her roses and chocolate. Podil is the oldest district in Kiev. It has a history that dates to before Christ. There was a great fire in 1811. The 19th century architecture built after the fire is incredibly romantic. We hold hands as we walk. I listen to her sweet voice against the background noise of the old city. All I could think of is how much I loved this woman.
We didn’t get back to my hotel until 4 AM Kiev time. We kiss and embrace. It was one of those kisses that will last forever.
Xena purrs: “Tomorrow or that is, today, you check out of the hotel honey and stay with me and Marie. Yes? I want Marie to meet her new father.”
I pull her engagement ring out of my pocket and placed it on her right ring finger: “We have talked about this night for a long time darling and thank God; it has finally come true. I belong to both of you forever.” In the Ukraine, the right ring finger is the wedding finger.
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