On my own
I haven’t been doing a lot of dating lately. I was busy with work, family, the holidays, and I went on a great hiking trip in late October. When I did take the time to meet someone — well, let’s just say that I seemed to be on the receiving end of some unpleasant surprises. […]
If you haven’t read Part One of this story — you can find it here. As we left the gallery on our way to the tango class, The Libertarian suggested I leave my car in the parking lot and we climbed into his convertible – some of us more gracefully than others. Who the hell […]
“Hi. There is a movie showing tonight in your town that is important to me, as I am a film noir fan and rarely get to see it on the big screen. There is an 8:15pm show tonight only. Please be my guest!” That was the first message I received from The Libertarian through my […]
I give up! I quit! I’m throwing in the towel, bowing out, and saying uncle. I think I’m done with the online dating thing. Perhaps I was just too trusting in the sincerity and goodness of my fellow-man. While I knew that there were douche bags out there who are just after one thing (as […]
One of the pictures I have in my profile on my online dating site was taken on Halloween. I’m wearing my witch’s costume, complete with a tall, glamorous, feather-trimmed witch’s hat. I’m all about the accessories, y’all. I thought the picture was a way to convey that I have a playful side – or a […]
I’ve been doing a lot of obsessing worrying freaking out thinking about my future lately. I know it’s not really good for my peace of mind to have anxiety about things that haven’t happened yet and may not ever happen – but on the other hand, it’s not good for my peace of mind to just assure myself that everything will work out fine and that I don’t need to worry about the future.
Last Monday, I started to feel like a cold was coming on. I was annoyed, as I had successfully managed to avoid getting a cold during the entire autumn and winter – even when my adult kids had brought the plague home with them and succumbed to the congestion, sneezing, coughing, and general miserableness. I […]
My therapist thinks I should get a new job in a new state and leave my ex and the rest of my old life behind me. She even said, “You are running out of time,” referring to the fact that I’m getting up there in years and (as we know) it is more difficult to […]
The online dating saga continues with The Smiling Man.
I have a couple of recurrent dreams when I’m under stress. They are always disturbing, anxiety producing, and linger with me for days afterwards – but I’ve had them so often now that I understand that they are a sign. My brain is trying to tell me something and, if I was wise, I would […]