So this conversation ended up being two threaded (if you don't know...it means we were having two sets of texts at one time with different subject matter) One was dealing with her gmas death, which I did a decent job of conveying empathy and comfort, but its Fluff that doesn't need included here.
Me: Congratulations... (an opener I have been experimenting with)
Her: ?? (a few hours later but I was asleep)
Me: Well I was going to send you a random drunk text but I'm sober now. (when I woke up...about the same response time difference as her though)
Her: Hahaha I was asleep
Me: At nite? Stephanie's don't do that. when are you free, I want to go out this week
Her: Mm, I'm off this weekend, sat and sunday. I'm not sure what my plans are yet though
Me: Eh, never mind some other time
Her: Okay, we can go out sometime soon : )
Me: Oh, we can huh? I'll just be sitting around waiting for the day : P
Her: Haha Oh I KNOW you will be ; )
Me: You are pretty sure of yourself there killer : D
Her: You know it ;p
Me: Hehe, talk to you later buddy, I need to go pick up my brothers.
I ended it abruptly because I actually did have to go do sh1t, but I noticed things like, let me see what my plans are, and "we can go out soon". It seems the frame is set with her in control, and I'm trying somewhat to reverse this, but its practice at this point with the rapport we have I'm just fine with however it goes. We have been on one date before and hung out a few other times.