Category Relationships

Traveling Alone

I LOVE traveling alone.  This doesn’t mean that I like being alone when I travel.  To me there is a big difference. I’m currently on a trip with a friend.  I’ll be vacationing for three weeks; she goes home after the first week.  And, I’m actually looking forward to her leaving.  It’s not because I […]

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Getting the Message

How long does it take to get the message that someone doesn’t appreciate a friendship as much as you do?  For me the answer is way too long.  I’m persistent…or, stubborn…and, even though I try hard I have expectations/hopes of others. I have a “friend” who has disappointed me so many times and yet I […]

Loving vs. Liking

I’m on a 9+ week vacation.  For the beginning my best friend is with me the first week and my parents are with me the first two weeks.  All I’ve been able to think about these first few days is “boy, I wish I wouldn’t have invited anyone to go with me”.  It’s been a […]

A Punch in the Gut

A couple of weeks ago I had a bad experience with a furnace technician.  He was supposed to be at my house sometime between 8am and noon.  At 1130am, I got a call saying he wouldn’t make it by noon and they wouldn’t provide a new estimate.  They wanted to reschedule my service to the […]

Already Missing Them

I leave home for 9 weeks this Saturday.  I have a lot to do between now and then.  Most of what I have left to do is stressful last minute details.  I have to get all my year-end work projects wrapped up by Friday and at home I have to do just about everything. Schedule […]