Friday, September 19, 2008

Out of the Blue

So I'm in the drive thru at McDonalds on Wednesday gettin my diet coke for the afternoon, they have the best fountain diet coke in town...I'm there at least once a day, sometimes twice, and I'm on a first name basis with the drive thru people, in fact I'm adding them to my Christmas list!! Oh, sorry back to my point of this whole post...I get a phone call from a 303 area code..hmm ok don't know anyone from a 303 area code........but it turns out to be a guy that I met 20 years ago when I went to Europe. Holy freakin COW!!!

He was in the group from CO and then there was a group from GA, my group from UT, and a group from CA, and we all went on this 15 day trip through Europe. We became pretty good buds on this trip, you get pretty tight with certain people you spend time with and hang with constantly for 2 weeks...... and he was one of them. We kept in touch after our trip, he even flew to Vegas when I got married, we tried to keep in touch and did for a few years, but it's been 12 years since I've even talked to him.

Well he was in Vegas for a conference, he had been trying to find my number, tried to remember my parents names, even tried calling the police dept to talk to my ex. Of course Chad doesn't know I'm divorced, he just remembers that I lived in Vegas and since he was there would look me up. He doesn't have any luck, but this conference also has law enforcement personnel in attendance and he figures he'll just ask someone if they happen to know my ex. The first lady he asks totally knows my ex, and Chad says well I'm actually looking for his wife, she tells him that we were divorced......well she ends up getting Mike's work number for him, Chad calls Mike, Mike gives Chad my number and there ya have it.........reconnected.

I took half the day off yesterday, drove to Vegas and hung out with Chad the rest of the was SO good to see him, we sat and talked for hours, reminisced about Europe, talked about our lives, kids, divorce, work, etc. I finally had to leave and got home at 2 a.m., freakin dead tired and grateful I got home without falling asleep. So now we are definitely going to keep in touch and not let another 12 years go by without talking. In fact, I think the next long weekend I have, I might just head in his direction!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

baby gift

matching card!
paint can!!

I kinda got suckered into making a baby shower container for parenting tips from the girls at work. I think it turned out cute, and after she takes out all the great parenting advice, she can put cotton balls or Q-tips in it!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Did I mention??

That dating sucks? I'm pretty sure I have mentioned that before........let me do a recap of this weekends date/chats/break-ups.

First I had a date planned with V for Friday night, he lives in the Salt Lake area. I made plans with him because my friend Twila and I were going up to see our other friend Cheri...Twila ended up not being able to go and then I was kinda stuck with this date. I would have cancelled on him, but I already did that once to him and felt bad, wishing that I at least would have gone out once with him. So, not wanting to break his little heart (yeah right;) I drove up Friday afternoon so we could go out around 7ish. Well V shows up at 7:30....that to me isn't's 7:30ish.... ...anyway, we go to dinner. He says he's pretty hungry, I haven't eaten for awhile, but am not starving, so we go to this place called Rumbi Island Grill, check out the menu outside first, then he asks me how hungry I am...I said I wasn't THAT hungry, so he says well lets just order one meal and share it. Huh? Um okay he orders and only orders us ONE share. At least he likes Diet Coke, but honey, I can down a half gallon of DC in one sitting and he has us sharing one 20oz. Oh my! Then we go to the movie, that's fine, I love movies......and he holds my hand and "cuddles" with me the whole movie. By this time, I was kinda hopin that maybe I would be excited to be "holding hands" with someone,but nah..........nope, not at all.
Movie gets over, he takes me home, we sit and talk for awhile and then he walks me to the door, a hug and a kiss....and there ya have it. Definitely not the worst date I've been on, just a little weird.

Was chatting with B online and he proceeds to ask me if I want to meet and make-out with him. Ummmmm, was there some kinda time warp that put me back in high school that I'm not aware of? people still do that? Have make-out buddies??? I mean I guess if he was drop dead gorgeous I could justify a little gratuitous bumpin and grindin.......but then again.....NO. LOL. I can't just make out for the sake of makin out. There has to be some sort of relationship, not just friends with benefits!

Last one, I promise! I've been talking with J for over a month, we have had so many long deep, meaningful conversations, I really like him. I just don't like him the way he likes me. And I'm sad that we can't talk anymore,but it would be harder for both of us to continue talking when I know that I'm not feeling that way and I know that the more we talk, the more he likes me......hmmm such a dilemma because I really do need a good friend. I think it's hard though for men and women to be "just friends" somewhere along the line, someone starts to have feelings for the other one. ......and that is great if the feelings are just sucks when they are not.

So, for right at this moment, I've only got one person that I'm still kinda chatting with, I hope to get to meet him someday soon, but if not that is totally fine by me!! This dating crap gets emotionally exhausting after awhile. Time to take a break!!