Monday, November 24, 2008
Happy Monday? Isn't That One of Those Oxymorons?
Did you know that today's Taraday is Monday Appreciatation Day? Well, it is. And it just so happens that the mysterious (not really) laura b. mood cycle is saying "Go ahead, feel great!" So, I am!
I am starting to get a little grip financially, as I've anticipated I would for the past six months. Plus, I have a couple little bumps coming that will help me get through Christmas. I have my longetivity bonus, plus I am selling back some of my vacation time (I still have more than enough on the books). Woo hoo! Makes me feel good!
My family is behaving relatively functionally (as opposed to all the standard dysfunctions). All are on, as I say, relatively good behavior. This makes me feel relieved.
I got to see The Activist, not once, but twice, last week. That was nice. It was fun to talk to him. He's a bit of an odd bird, but I guess that is kinda my thing. Will I see him again anytime soon? Probably not, but it was still nice to see him. I feel positive and peaceful about this.
I met another man on a different personals site. It is called Plenty of Fish. I am not all over the internet, I promise. Just two sites. Anyway, PoF is nice, because it is a huge free site, so you can potentially meet a lot of people. The problem for me is that so far most of them have not been even remotely my type. There are lots of people on there who seem barely able to put together a sentence. I try and realize that not everyone spends a great deal of their time writing, as I do, but still...there are things I just can't forgive. Also, a disproportinate number of these men seem to be very into their Harleys and outdoor sports in general. Me, not so much. I was about to delete my profile because I was tired of awkwardly ignoring random IM's when I logged onto the site...but then... well, lets just say hope springs eternal for a wacky optimist like me. I started talking to someone who wrote beautifully. Let's call him The Guy. We spoke on the phone for a couple of hours and it was...oh, very nice. An extremely good phone call. I can't wait to meet The Guy face-to-face...once again, being the wacky optimist.
So, today, a Monday, I am happy and quite willing to appreciate this much maligned day. You can tell by the lengths of my paragraphs/points what was really on my mind. I am always tranparent like that. But if not here, where? Right? I hope you are all having a Happy Monday too :-)