Wow...it has been a long time since I've "blogged" while at work. Today seems to be the day to do it. I've been really behind in my writing and it's not that there isn't anything going on in my life, because there is, I just haven't had time to write. I'm not at my computer at home much these days, which is okay. Initially I was really feeling the loss of not checking all the blogs everyday, but I'm kind of okay with not doing that. It used to eat up an hour of my time each night, and that was just skimming and replying. Then I got hooked into Facebook and then Mafia Wars (thanks, Joel) and my evenings were shot. Amazingly, now that I'm not on the computer all the time I'm feeling happier, freer even. That's not to say I don't miss catching up on what my friends are doing, but it doesn't seem like a chore or necessity as much as it did. Now I can read because I want to.
Anyway, I've always been hesitant to write about my personal life here. I'm usually pretty vague, not always using full names of people and I will continue to do that because anonymity can be a very good thing. And I like to keep my life separate but it's hard to do that all the time. Maybe if I was writing a book or something I could, but I'm not right now so I feel like I should be sharing.
So here it goes - *big breath in* - Of course...now as I start to type this I think, why am I being so secretive and nervous about this. It's not that big of a deal. :) lalala
A few months back K encouraged me to get back out into the dating world. God bless her because she has had to put up with me and my whining for a long time. I'm really grateful that she and E pushed me to do this. So I opted to try Match again since I already had a profile started there, I just needed to do some serious updates. I did and over the past 6 months I have met 5 men, talked with a few others, and am now dating one of the best.
It's been a big step for me because I've never been much of a dater. In high school I kissed one guy (freshman year) and he was so slobbery it just turned me off. I went on two dates - one was a blind date for prom, the other a pizza date with a guy I met at work who made fun of me for eating my pizza with a fork. In college I was a little more adventurous, sort of dating a couple different men before settling in with Jim for the long haul (I thought). When that ended after a year and with him cheating on me, I kind of got a bad taste in my mouth.
I took an 8 year hiatus before really settling into dating again. Granted I had a couple month long experiences which weren't worth the effort, but did keep me in the game, so to speak. But then I met DLE and we dated for 6 months. Another really bad taste after that one - which is a story I won't share but those who know me know that one. So again, a hiatus.
A little over 3 weeks ago I met a wonderful man, MS, and we have really hit it off. It's been non-stop fun and as long as I can stay out of my head and quit comparing him to all the other idiots I've been involved with things will continue to be great. We have a similar sense of humor, like the same things, he's very driven and motivated which is good for me (it's rubbing off on me too), and just makes me feel good about me. And what's great is that he wants to be with me - I mean, he actually calls to spend time together.
Anyway, he's been really good for me and I'm really happy. Boss3 says I'm smitten. I think he may be right. :)
Well, Saturday MS and I are going to his friends' wedding. It should be interesting as I'll get to meet the friends for the first time. Tonight I went shopping with SBK for a dress. I ended up with three dresses and a shirt, as well as makeup and shoes. Maybe I can finally become the dress woman I have wanted to be. The good thing is that I can wear one this weekend and the other next weekend for my nephew's graduation. It's a good thing I'm not a real dress woman yet - it's expensive!
But I also got a Nikon Coolpix camera for my handbag. I love my Nikon D40, but it's hard to carry around all the time. So this will be a nice point-n-click to have around. Hopefully I can get some decent pictures of me this weekend. :)
So that's a quick wrap up. I need to make a strawberry-rhubarb crisp tonight before my rhubarb goes bad. Hopefully I'll find time to write tomorrow, but I make no promises anymore. :)