Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Let’s be honest. I haven’t been kept up all night by a screaming baby nor have I been so full of anxiety that I couldn’t sleep. All the same, I slid into my bed very late and couldn’t find that special place of deep sleep. As a consequence my day is filled with me staring listlessly at my computer desperately trying to kick it into high gear and get things done.
Then there is the eye problem. No amount of eye lotion is soothing my tired eyes this morning. I’d offer up a photo but I’d rather not have evidence of my exhausted eyes on the interwebs. Suffice it to say that they are quite red and dry – the allergies don’t help. In fact, the allergies didn’t help with my effort towards solid, uninterrupted sleep.
Then there was the cat. The geriatric feline spent her time caterwauling for the better part of the night. She’s no longer allowed in the bedroom while I sleep but I was disturbed nonetheless. Unlike me, she’s looking fairly perky this morning getting ready for her day of sleeping!
That is all.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I just ate a little chunk of bacon fat. Despite my fat-conscious nature, I’m greatly enjoying the Tuscan white bean soup that I made on Sunday (I’d include the link but it’s from Cooks Illustrated, which is stingy with its recipes). It involved both chicken broth *and* two slices of bacon. It’s just a little greasy…but delicious and satisfying.
Now to report on the antithesis of delicious and satisfying: I went back to online dating for a few weeks. It’s ending as quickly as it began. I had something like eight dates in two weeks and I’m exhausted. That’s a lot of getting-to-know-you conversations! Most involved me listening to the date going on about his life and showing faint interest in mine – that’s a sure sign of compassion…Another wanted to play trivia competitively when I didn’t and another tried hard to get me drunk and go dancing and two looked almost nothing like their photos.
Then there are the emails. I got one from user name “Ticklefun” that said, “Random question…are you ticklish?” I did not respond. There are really creative emails like the one I got last week that said simply “Hi :-)” That gives me so much to respond to. There are the emails from guys who are in from out of town “just looking to hang out” for a night. We can all read between the lines on that one.
Mostly dating is a lot of no-connection. You know immediately when there is something there and, similarly, you know immediately when there’s nothing there. Happily, during my dating hiatus I am looking into something.