Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The great thing about being set up on a date, is the date has been "pre-screened" to some extent. I was surprised how relaxed I was going into the date. Set-up Guy is very nice, easy to talk to - there just wasn't a "connection." Even so, it was a relief to not worry that it was going to be a horrid date. So. If anyone else knows someone they'd like to set me up with, just let me know - I'm game!

School starts in 6 days and I can't wait. Seriously. I still have some class prep to do, and a ton of forensics reading - but I miss the students so much. I already have my first-day-of-class outfit planned. Woo-Hoo!

This weather sucks. I am so over the heat and humidity. It's supposed to cool down by Tuesday when classes start, which is really good news. Hopefully, I won't sweat on everyone in the front row. The first day of class makes me nervous. "Hope-I-won't-vomit-on-anyone" nervous. I have the irrational fear that I will accidentally do something ridiculous on the first day - like fart. Or fall on my face. Or snort-laugh. 

Today was spent in endless meetings. I hate meetings. Really, really hate them. But today, they weren't so bad. It helps I have a department chair that has her shit together so we don't waste time on crap that doesn't matter. Today we made some big decisions and have great forward momentum going into the year. There was also cake. I love cake. It was the best part of the day.

When I got home, I mowed the lawn weeds. I had not used the mower since before I went to Ohio, but because we've had no rain, my grass is dead and only the weeds grow. I'm guessing I'll only have to mow one more time before I'm done for the summer!

I've not checked any dating websites in forever. I signed onto PoF and had a message waiting from a week ago. Guy asks if he can make dinner for me. I told him I'd need to know more about him, like what super power he would choose if he were a super hero. We'll see if I scared him off or not :-) I did check out a few guys on PoF and even sent messages to a couple of them. This will only be interesting if I hear back from any of them! We shall see . . .

Friday, August 23, 2013

Better than a sharp stick in the eye . . .

I had a blister. On my eyeball. On. My. Freakin. EYEBALL. My eyes were itchy all afternoon, so I put a cold pack on them and took a 2 hour nap (sleeping through a storm that took out power) - and when I woke up, my eyes hurt. After looking in the mirror, I freaked out. Twenty minutes before urgent care closed, I raced across town to see the doc. She was pretty sure it was an allergy induced reaction and prescribed an antibiotic and eye drops. The next day, it was worse. Luckily, had an appointment with my rheumatologist, who checked my eye again and recommended a day of "eye rest" - that meant no computer, no TV, no reading. I was to put cold packs on my eyes as often as possible and max out on Benedryl. Besides trying to not lose my mind out of boredom, I had to cancel my date.

You heard me right. I was supposed to be going on a first date but had to cancel because I had a blister ON MY FREAKING EYEBALL!! So where did this guy come from? Well, he's a set-up from a friend. I have never in my 32 years of dating gone out with someone who I met through a friend. Let's call him "Set-up Guy." We chatted Monday and made plans to meet up at music in the park on Thursday. I texted him yesterday, letting him know I had to cancel. He called back and we talked for about an hour. (This is a good sign, usually I find phone conversations awkward) He recommended we meet at a local bar to watch the Packer game tonight instead.

Seriously?? This is like a dream-come-true date for me! The good news is, my eyes are better. The bad news is . . . well, there is no bad news. I'm actually looking forward to this date. Maybe it's because I have forgotten the pain of a first date because it's been so long. Maybe it's because Set-up Guy is so easy to talk to on the phone. Maybe it's because I'll get to watch the Packer game which I wouldn't get to do at home because I don't have cable. But for whatever reason, I think it's going to be a good date. Better than a sharp stick in the eye.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Miss me?

I needed a break. A long break. Obviously. But now - I'M BACK!!

The last 6 weeks went something like this: work, work, work, work, holiday in Ohio.

Usually, I'm not quite ready for summer to come to an end. But for some reason, I'm really excited for the school year to begin. I miss my forensics kids. I miss my colleagues. I miss daily snarky sessions with Karen. We don't start classes until the day after labor day, but I love the prep time leading up to that date.

My time in Ohio was glorious!

Mum and I swam every day but one. Even the days the temp stayed in the 60's (the water was 84).

The cats stayed sequestered upstairs, and I got to tease them mercilessly. (And yes, that is shag carpeting on the walls.)

I got to see my dear friend and room mate from college.

I got to see my cousin & her family before their move to Belgium.

There was fun with my sister & her family at the campground. Yes, those are homemade corn dogs - so YUMMY!
We had a cookout at Dad and Shirley's


Had a coffee break with Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

But mostly, I got to spend time with the most amazing mum a girl could wish for.