No, he didn't make it to brunch.
We actually ended up eating later than we intended to, and I was sicker than I wanted to be, so I called him and told him I was really sick, and I knew he had his mom's Xmas eve party to help out with, and we hadn't even started by 11 - he said not to stress, he'd call me the next day.
He did call me on Christmas and told me not to be upset about my cousin June and her tackiness toward me, that she wasn't worth it. He doesn't know her, but he told me her whole problem with me is that she's just jealous of me because I have a "beautiful soul." I'm not sure what to think about that comment - does his opinion that I have a "beautiful soul" mean the rest of me is not quite so much?
Does it mean just the opposite? It's left me a little puzzled. I don't speak or translate "guy" as well as I'd like to, sometimes.
We're still making plans to get together again and hang out when we're not both trying to hack up a lung. I'm still a little sicker than he is - being close to bedridden for 3 months didn't do much for my immune system. I haven't called him much because my voice is still a little bit hit-and-miss - it faded out on me after a 15-minute phone conversation with a friend last night.
I'm still of the opinion he likes me, though, and that his "beautiful soul" comment meant just what I think it does (because it makes me feel better to think that he
thinks I'm beautiful!
). I mean, he worried about my family's opinion of him and wanted to know what my brother thought of him when they met, so I'd say that's a good sign!
I'm trying not to twist myself into knots overanalyzing things here, but unfortunately, I still have too much time on my hands to do just that. Next week when I go back to work I'll have less time to worry about that and more time to concentrate on just getting together with him when I can and not tear apart the subtext of every one of our conversations.