Hello from chilly Florida! I know it's not REALLY cold the way it is in other places (I heard it was 9 degrees in Virginia this morning) but it's cold enough for me, see my boots?
I'm back at work after a holiday yesterday. It was glorious being able to sleep in for 3 days in a row and yesterday I ran around to the mall to return some dresses that I'd ordered back in December. One dress was a little too much and the other wasn't nearly enough. Luckily I'd ordered a third dress and that one was just right...I feel like Goldilocks.
I ordered the dresses for a Clan gathering (that's what we call our group of friends) but now I'm hoping I'll have an actual date reason to wear it too at some point. Valentines Day would be perfect but I'm not expecting that to happen.
I returned home to the blissful peacefulness of an empty house. My roommates decided to extend their stay at the beach and won't be back until Wednesday afternoon so my house feels like mine again (with several additional boxes in the way) and I'm enjoying it so much. It's hard to believe they've only been moved in for a little over a week, it feels much longer but I didn't have any trouble getting back to my old routines starting on Sunday afternoon.
So over the weekend my new friend (I'll call him Joe) and I hooked up...
...our Disney accounts. Now we can plan spur of the moment trips whenever he is up in this area (he lives 70 miles away) and make reservations for each other. It was nice to have somebody to walk with in the parks. I have gone solo many times and doubtless I will again from time to time but it gets hard and sad to see all the couples walking around and know you used to have that and now you're alone. On Saturday I didn't feel sad and I laughed a lot. For once I didn't feel a little pathetic, walking along by myself in a crowd of people. It was nice to feel normal again and I want to enjoy every bit of this experience whether it lasts long or not.
I'm also having fun being a temporary cat mom. As long as I feed them twice a day and scoop the litter every evening, cats are remarkably easy to take care of.
I did discover yesterday that as much as Charlie likes BlackBerry, she has a line that should not be crossed. She does not plan on sharing *my* food with anybody. I was eating dinner (pancakes and bacon) and BB kept walking on the back of the couch right by me. It was annoying me a little but it really bugged Charlie and her lip curled up over her tiny teeth as she growled. She is the only one that gets to share my food apparently. Once the food was gone, she was back to being a friend to all.