Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time Will Take It All and It Will, You'll See

Here is a photo of someone else's coffee table.

Oh, kids. This whole dating thing is really cutting into my blogging lately. Not that I'm complaining at all. It's been great so far and I'm gladly willing to let the blog suffer a bit to do the work to try and make it work out. Dating at my age can be so tricky. We've all been through the whole failed relationship(s) thing before and so we can tend to be a little damaged and cautious. I'm trying really hard to enjoy how great it is and not piss all over it, just to prepare myself for what may or may not happen with it.

No matter what happens with this, I do feel like I finally made a decent choice about who I'm dating. He's not going to turn mean on me, he can admit he has feelings and even express them and he isn't one of those conquest guys, who really only wants to work hard enough to get you and not enough to keep you. If it doesn't work out, it will probably be more of an issue of timing. But I'm not going to worry about whether it will work out right now. I'm older, I'm happy in general, I'm not afraid to be alone, and I'm also not afraid to try to make a relationship work that I think could be really great. Either way, I win.

Having said that....It's the weekend again. Tomorrow night the guy and I are going out for pizza at Pagliai's and then we'll probably drink beer either at my place or at a bar somewhere. We haven't worked out all of the particulars yet.

Saturday holds a few possibilities. Some friends are having a football watching party, but I'm also going to go to another friend's memorial service for a bit. This friend was only 49 years old and died of multiple strokes. He was a really great person, so it was very, very sad. I'm not sure how long I'll stay, but I will at least show up for a little bit. I have no idea what I'm doing on Saturday night. I'm just going to wait and see what happens.

Ideally, I'd like to get some work done around my house on Sunday and of course, do as much running as I can fit in.

How about you all? What's on tap for you all the next couple of days?


rel said...

I'm on call for the weekend, so you have a great time for both of us!

Tara said...

I'm glad you're in a good, balanced place with the whole dating thing! The pizza and beer night sounds like a nice date.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's death. Strokes scare the hell out of me.

Money's tight right now, so I'll be spending time at my place watching movies from my collection, eating some popcorn and drinking some cheap....or...affordable wine.

NoRegrets said...

It is indeed tricky. Kinda sucks (in a really it doesn't sort of way) too to be with someone whose older a little bit wiser. I feel very doofusy sometimes.

SkylersDad said...

It's kind of a balancing act working on a new relationship. But it sounds like it is a good, healthy one for you!

laura b. said...

Sounds like all is well in El Mundo de Churlita. It reassures me to see so many of my blogging friends in happy, healthy relationships.

Brando said...

This whole dating thing is really cutting into my blogging lately.

Isn't that supposed to be the other way around?

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. 49 is way too young.

booda baby said...

I hardly have any right at all to say this (okay. I have NO right to say this) but ... I am SO proud & pleased & all that stuff that between the two of you, you're armed with enough perspective to know you love life and YOUR life more than any crazy-kid-shit need to be in a relationship. Those, they come and go. Love, that's for fucking EVER and love's got so little to do with signing up for the boyfriend/girlfriend thing.

dmarks said...

Happy for you!

Going to do some yard work today.

Susan said...

I completely understand - the whole being married thing seems to keep me constantly busy!

I honestly did a whole lot of nothing yesterday other than hang out with my mom. We are going golfing today to enjoy the 70 degree weather.