Saturday, 14 August 2010

Holy freight train, Batman!

So much for that....

I had to apply the brakes and jump off the runaway train...

Zooming along at the speed of light within three dates is not my idea of how things should be. It takes two to tango, honey, and I think we were listening to completely different tunes.

There were other things I discovered as well, that contributed to the disembarkment.

Suffice to say, I am back casting my lure in the pond once again.

With eyes wide open.

Thursday, 12 August 2010


The new man is smitten with me. The feeling is mutual. We are seeing each other, divulging and exploring, and will see what the future holds.

Can you tell I am smiling?????

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Gasping for air

So I know at least one of my followers (winks at Map) has been asking me where the hell I have been and what have I been doing... so here it is:

Working. You know I work, right? And that I have been picking up a bit of overtime here and there to make ends meet. This past week, I did two 12 hour shifts and three 8 hour shifts. Today is my one day off. Tomorrow and Tuesday, I work 12 hour shifts, then an 8 on Wed and THEN!!!!!! I actually have four days off in a row! w00t!

Laundry. Dishes. Vacuuming. House work. With one day weekends, there never seems to be enough time to get all these chores done! Why, oh why, do houses not come with a 'self-clean' feature like ovens???? It would make life sooooo much easier and less stressful (not to mention less cluttered...)!

Walking. As in the dog. Because she needs it. And so do I, in reality. It is pretty much the only exercise I get, outside of running my feet off my legs at work. And because of that, I really don't want to do more than that for exercise because my legs are tired and my feet hurt when I get home from work. But it is a brisk walk, so it must do some good.... right?

Talking. As in on the phone. Because I have been in contact with a new man. Not from that eHarmony site, where I have paid good money and had one 'meet and greet' who since has completely ignored me, but from good old Plenty of Fish, the murky dating pond that contains so many sharks, minnows and bottom feeders. Because of said work schedule (see above) we have not yet met face to face but the phone calls have been lengthy and full of fun talk, information and general getting to know you stuff. This evening may be the chance to meet. Alas, he always works Sundays, and that is the one day a week I am guaranteed off. Just exactly who is it that decides to complicate my life like this???

This afternoon I have a double baby shower to attend. Two of the girls I work with had babies within a month of each other so a bunch of us are getting together with them. So, along with all the house work I have to cram in to the day, I have a cake to bake and that shower to attend at 2 p.m. It's 9:30 a.m. now... I'd best get my butt in gear and start hustling!!!!

*vanishes in a cloud of kitty fluff and dust bunnies*

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Not sure what degree THAT angle was...

So that meet and greet went well, and we set up a date for a few days later.

Monday morning I get a text message from him. Has a work related dinner that he'd forgotten about on the evening we'd made our date. Which was the only evening that would work. Would I take a rain check until after the long weekend? (That long weekend being this one right now... Monday [tomorrow] is a civic holiday here.) Yup, no problem... shit happens.

Then nary a word. So I'm not holding out hope on that one. But then again, maybe he's been horrendously busy. Whatever.... If I hear from him, we'll see what happens.

In the meantime, I tried to start a 'conversation' with one of the other matches. He's looked at my profile but I guess I didn't look/read too appealing as I've not had a response.

Another of my matches has started a conversation with me. We're at the stage of exchanging 'must haves & can't stands'. All this stuff takes a long time, it seems, waiting for people to respond.

And given that it is a long weekend here, I'm sure lots of people are out of town or doing stuff that gets them away from their computers.

Although with the weather today, with the building intensity of the thunder rumblings out there, I am expecting the rain (which is very light right now) to get worse. Might make for a good day to spend some time on the computer.

No, wait. It's my one day off. I have laundry and housework to do. Guess I'll just pop in once in a while to see if there's any action. Yesterday was gorgeous - sunny and hot - and I worked a 12 hour shift. Doing the same tomorrow but given that it's a stat, I'll make good bucks so I'm not complaining!!!