I was at home, getting ready to go my mom’s house for Christmas. It was really cold outside with the temperatures in the teens. I got myself all bundled up in layers. As I gathered my things, my home phone was ringing. I answered my phone and it was my mom. I told her I was on my way to her house and then have the nerve to bring up my ex-boyfriend Jamie, who had not only cheated on me but also broke up with me two weeks before the holidays. I told her I’m coming to her house alone. She said she’ll me where I get there. I hung up and then I looked outside the window. It was snowing outside, so I had turned on the TV to The Weather Channel.
There was heavy rain/snow in my area and also a freezing ice advisory for the area. It was way too cold to go outside, especially to visit my mother, sister, brother and other relatives. So I just stayed in and changed back into my pajamas. I got myself really warm and comfortable and then there was a knock on the door.
I said, “Who is it?”
A tall, dark haired, blue-eyed guy said, “It’s Cody.”
I opened the door and said, “Cody, how are you? Please come right in and get out of the cold.”
As soon as I let Cody in, I closed and locked the door quickly. I then helped him out of his blue jacket and hung it up on the coat rack by the door.
“I’m good, just trying to get out of the cold.” Cody said to me.
“I myself am trying to stay out of the cold. I was supposed to visit my family for Christmas dinner, but it’s WAY too cold out.” I said to him as we sat in the living room on the sofa.
“I love my family, but I really don’t feel like going out into this weather.” I added.
“I don’t blame you.” Cody said to me as he smiled.
“I especially don’t want to see them because I had just gone through a break-up two weeks before.” I said.
“Sorry to hear about that.” Cody said.
“That’s okay. I was gonna give my now ex-boyfriend a gift that I made myself, but I want to toss it out.” I replied.
“It’s his loss. But I would love to see the gift you made.” Cody said with an interest.
I looked into his blue eyes and said, “Okay.”
I went into my room and got the wrapped gift from under my bed. I came back to the living room and gave it to Cody. I watched as he unwrapped and open the box. He took out a long dark blue, black, and burgundy-striped scarf.
“It’s a scarf I made and knitted myself.” I said to him.
“It’s lovely. I hope you don’t mind if I model it for you.” He happily said to me.
“I wouldn’t mind that at all.” I replied to him.