2014-01-07 - 10:38 a.m.
Friend sent this link which I am sharing just in case it is helpful to anyone else interested in updating their toilet in hopes of reducing water:
Reading it made me realize I COULD have bought those cool buttons instead of the handle style I got. Oh well... they still will work.
Here I was imagining "Yes I am happy to be done with work" and I imagined him picking up on my cue...
So here is the response I ACTUALLY Got which I think is absolutely HILARIOUS.
( I mean I recall the time super hot and then single attorney said I should come over to his house to help him with landscaping and gardening and I blurted out "No thanks, I have enough work to do of my own." OR the earlier time same super hot attorney (but not yet really single in my mind) actually asked me to go hiking at OLD RAG one weekend and I LAUGHED AT HIM and said "WHAT you are separated TWO WEEKS. Don't you think its a bit early?" I mean... I could have been a bit more tactful. I could have been more thoughtful before implusively blurting out what I thought. OF course six months or more later when hot attorney was separated for more time and I WANTED to go out with super hot attorney I was kicking myself. OK, I have been dating super NICE attorney- but we both kinda are happy with our mutually well aware spending time with each other as they is no one in our lives we want a serious commitment with thing going on. Its a nice relationship but neither of us are madly in love and I still think he needs to date more. After a few years of dating the same person it begs the quesiton of course "What is love?" I wonder if the separation of sex from love just hardens one to not be able to really believe in a committed monogomous love ever again. I mean the casual dating is super nice- great to have a great lover to spend time with , and freedom to develop other friendships and flirt a bit with mailman etc. without guilt, and have other dates and occassional lovers .... but I wonder if at some point after years if still seeing each other some people settle into de facto commitment just cause they end up spending all time together out of habit. But I digress to only what is likely REALLY just my serious fear of commitment issue and my own anxiety I think if I only have ONE lover in my life for too long; I mean I get a bit afraid of even the possibility of emotional dependence (so that leaves me cutting off emotional interdependance as well) and leaves me with the choice of being single but dating, understandably fearful after serious abuse of a relationship that is too dependant even emotionally on one man ... BUT back to the mailman who has been TOLD I am single but not wanting marriage, so his response struck me as so very funny:)
So as I stand there with my fantasy of asking the guy out, thinking I just dropped the big hint and seeing if there is responsiveness,
"After this I have one more stop and then " (and he is walking away as he says this while wearing jeans and honestly a kinda rugged , manly red and blue checked flannel looking shirt under jacket or jacket over shirt- I am terrible with details but I noticed as it just adds to his rugged hotness) "I am going home. I bought a new memory foam matress yesterday that I can't wait to try."
I responded "AH Good time of year to get that. That sounds like a great end of the week after this busy one."
He said " I delivered 225 packages this week"
AGAIN Just hilarious awkward conversation!! Totally cracked me up!
So getting those out on Friday I did have another weird converstation with the mailman. My right knee has been hurting me and I have exercised the past week in hope of improving the joint pain. I haven't read much about it yet- but thought "Mailmen deal with being on feet all the time. I bet if anyone has knowlege of what is good for knees it will be a mailman"
Yes goofy to see what he thought, rather than google- but it was easy enough to ask randomly as I handed the two letters saying "Glad I caught you as these need to get out today. Hey , as a mailman what do you know about bad knees? Just wondering as have some knee joint pain and heard exercise helps. Figure a mailman might know about that. "
He said "I actually had to have surgury on one of my knees, and then physical therapy- yeah exercise does help. "
"Ah that's what I thought, I am going to try that.""
He said "You might be able to just do evercise instead of going to the dr"
"Yeah, that's what I figured- try that first to see if it gets better. I don't want to have to go to the Dr. unless I have to. Seems joint pain is common once hit age 45"
He said "It doesn't get any better as we get older. I'm 44"
"Really, me too actaully, that's how old I am."
As arthritis runs in my family the fact I feel this weird joint pain at night when trying to fall asleep is one of the things motivating me to get out and exercise.
I have also been taking Glucosamine and a couple of days only of running and biking that I did not need advil for the past few nights. I had such pain in my right knee a few weeks ago that I was taking advil in order to reduce it to fall asleep and thankfully I think the exercise is helping. Surprised at the near immediate results of that.
Back to studying. I was up at 5AM getting work done, napped, wrote and am going back to it. My most productive days are when I get up super early.