I went to bouncingleaf's company picnic on August 13. This was the second year I've done that. This year, she let me carry the butter. As a result, we had fewer amusing stories to tell, but still had a wonderful and wonderfully silly time. I think of this as marking the one year point for knowing Leaf. It's not true: we had known each other for a while before the picnic, and a good chunk of a month has past since then. But that is a good cusp date to anchor things on and to serve as a reminder for introspection. Getting to know Leaf has been wonderful. We seem to pull out the kid in each other: we emphasize our excited, joyfully experiencing the world side. Whether we're just walking along the river, muddling through trying to buy jewelry for the first time, or exploring each others' taste in music, we can have fun. Leaf continues to amaze me with her ability to go pick up a book on anything and learn about it. She's also a really wonderful person. I don't think we really know where we're headed, but there is no urgency to knowing. So, we are free to just enjoy each other.