As I figured they didn’t let us go early, but I did manage to skate out a couple minutes early and it felt really good! No one was around, the garage was almost empty, traffic was moderate but there really weren’t any major problems. The commute home took less than normal and I was able to get home and see all of my furry family.
Thanksgiving, I decided to send out text messages to those people who mattered to me. I was surprised both in a good and bad way by the response and lack of response I got. I got all dressed up and put on the bow tie. I thought it looked really good. I didn’t know my friend was also going to wear one. His was real and manually tied, looked great. Plus he had cuff links on, so while I make more money he has a better fashion sense. We had to wait for our table because we showed up early. I had to finally say something; turns out they forgot we were there. We got seated as soon as I voiced my complaint. I said it was no big deal, I mean only 15 minutes extra. It was their busiest day of the year and I certainly understood. The 4th person cancelled because she was ill. So it was just the 3 of us and it was a really good time. Last year we got extra pasta. This year we got extra desert. A Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake and an Extra Chocolate Cake. We all took it easy on the entire meal and none of us left stuffed. We had plenty of leftovers, of which they gave most of them to me.
I gave my friends the book and it was very much of a surprise to them. Not sure if/when they will read it but we will check in again at Christmas time. They are going to have me over just don’t know what they are going to do for food. I found out not to purchase what I was going to give them as a gift this year, because they already got it. Good things to know! I think I am going with a gift card be it MasterCard or Visa. The night ended very late and I came home to put the leftovers away, feed the family and call it a night.
I woke early on Friday morning because Momma and I had a date at the vet. I got her all packaged up and took her over. She was really pissed off at me, but didn’t fight me at all. When we got there I found out that the vet I wanted to see was out sick. Damn. So I got a new guy. Fudge! He was hot. I am not one for bearded men but he could have rocked my world. I should have asked him out but thought that it would be a little awkward. So I found out that Momma has a flea allergy. She has been started on steroids just like her sons. It’s a very small dose that should provide great relief. I also put some flea medicine on her. I think the fleas are on Ruthie so I got her a dose of the flea medicine too but I know it didn’t soak in really good, she squirms too much. They didn’t take blood from Momma which I was thankful for. They just called in the script to the pharmacy and I will be able to pick it up next week. Turns out they overcharged me for BLU and I had a small credit on my account and there is still a little bit left. I’d sooner have it on my credit card but I know I will use it eventually.
I spent the remainder of the day napping on and off as well as cleaning out the closet in my office. I had a huge mess and while I got rid of lots of clothes and cardboard, there is clearly more to dispose of. I got 2 large bags of trash and 2 large bags of shirts. The shirts I took over to Goodwill today (Saturday). I was amazed at the number of things I came across. I haven’t made it to the file cabinet yet but had plenty to shred from the closet. I found records from my old doctor of which I no longer need. I shredded them!
Friday I managed to get all new bed clothes on and even broke out the electric blanket. That will feel good on a cold night. Clearly we are at that time of year. I took a shower and have wanted to wear a jock for a while. They normally aren’t my thing but I decided to give it a go. I was able to find content on the TV that occupied my time while the sleeping medication did its thing!
Saturday morning I woke up early to let the cats out. Then back to bed and I slept in until 10am. Wow that is really late for me. I threw on some clothes, fed the cats and left. I headed to the hair cut store and spent a fair amount of time there. Then I hit up the expense grocery store to get my Oatmeal and some bakery goods. I thought for sure they would have Steak N Shake in the freezer but nope, they didn’t. I left there and got the mail, then on to Goodwill and to the cat food store.
While I was at the cat food store the guy from Grindr showed up and we chatted a bit. He was a fair distance away from me. I let the person who was ringing me up do their thing and I said I would be right back. I boldly walked up to him and handed him my phone number that I had been carrying in my wallet for weeks. I wasn’t nervous, didn’t hesitate – just did it. He said thanks. Now the next move is up to him. If he calls great, if he doesn’t call that is okay as well. At least I will know. Then I went back to pay for my purchase and the guy said that will be $121. WTF. I knew right away there was a problem. I paid and then went over the receipt. He charged me for 6 cat litters, I bought 2. He rang up one by itself and then decided to charge me for 6 on the next one. I had to go back and get a refund and they even screwed that up. I got some of my money back but not all of it. I wasn’t going to argue over it, and waste more of my day. It’s like $12 or $13. I just don’t think I will get litter there any longer. I wrote the company via e-mail and sent in a copy of my receipt; let us see what their next move will be.
I came home put away everything. Had to feed the kids and then took to laundry, posting my purchases and goofing off on the internet. We got a late nap. The weather was great today so much that I had the place airing out most of the day, were talking 60’s. It won’t be that way tomorrow.
I’ve been peeking at my blood sugar and the results are not good. I know it’s only hurting me but I have a very close relationship with all of the foods that I know I should avoid. I need me a man who can fix a balanced meal and then things will get on track. Problem is there are no good prospects at the moment. I am thinking of re-doing my profiles and updating my photo. Not sure if it will do any good but it can’t hurt.
During Thanksgiving my one friend said to me that now I am free to live a life of my own. I was living the life of my late partner. Her saying those words to me were like a wakeup call. It’s something that I had known for a very long time but I repressed it. Wow, she is right I can do what I want, go where I want to, etc. Maybe what I did was bad for me but I did get a lot of good out of it and I was happy, with the exception to dealing with all of his medical issues. That kept me on edge for many years. I figured it would be the cancer that got him but nope that didn’t stop him at all. I suddenly feel alive, a little depressed but very much alive.
Well we made it to Sad Sunday. I left my door open last night and was surrounded by cats all night long. Damn, makes it so uncomfortable to sleep. I finally had to switch beds. I slept in what was my late partner’s bed and really didn’t want to leave that bed! I rolled out of bed at 10am. Kind of late for a Sunday but it was nice. I made it to breakfast and the grocery store. I finished up the laundry. I don’t have everything done that I wanted to do, but there will be another break at Christmas time and as if that isn’t enough time, one more at New Years. Both of which will be 4 day weekends. Now that is something to look forward to.
So it is time to wrap up this day, take some sleeping medicine and rest because Monday will be calling even though I don’t want to answer, I kind of have to! Hard to believe it will be the 1st of December! I hope everyone is well and had a great weekend. Take care and I will talk with you peeps later!