Did you realize that Henry and I have been dating for TWO haircuts? (mine, not his, his hair always looks perfect!) We had some laughs over that when he innocently remarked that he thought I had just gotten my hair done. :) He puts up well with me giving him sh*t; although the relationship may go wrong or sideways, for now, he's a keeper. However, part of me is resisting saying that because I'm a little afraid to be happy. Imagine my embarrassment when I realized that fact, after all my blather about living in the moment. I really am trying, but sometimes my past gets in the way. I also suspect, with good reason, that his teenage daughters(one of them in particular) might have issues with their dad dating. That makes it even more difficult to feel confident in a relationship that has, so far, been, well, AMAZING. At dinner here on Tuesday, we talked about his year in Iran working for Bell Helicopter (fascinating!), discovered that one of our favorite science fiction authors is Isaac Asimov (!), and I (over)shared that, in spite of the fact that we both have great lives alone, mine is better with him in it. gulp I am still concerned that he doesn't seem to want to tell anyone(except his daughters) about me. Red flag or just a guy being awkward? So, now on to the more mundane events:
- School has been decent, even the two block schedules which I planned out the best I could. Still, I was contemplating retirement yesterday. I love my job, but I'm so SICK of the testing, the random schedules, and the kids always wanting to be on their cell phones. I'm tired of fighting it.
- Apparently, I won't be going to Denali this summer since there are no hotel rooms to be found in that area. Thankfully, I really only care about spending time with my friend, thus we're looking at Seward, a cruise and some beautiful sights of fjords and animals. No matter what we do, we'll have adventures and make memories, which is all I care about!
- As always with parenting, there are things I can/will share and other issues I won't talk about. Right now, I'm coaching one daughter through on-line dating and encouraging the other one to be more of an adult and do her own problem solving. As my mother always says, "You're never finished being a parent until you're up at the cemetery." Yeah.