I had a date last night. It went really well. Cop 2 is a super sweet guy who is very relaxing to be around.
Which was good, because I've been pretty stressed out lately. In addition to the abscess (which is healing nicely, btw), my phone rings off the hook with mortgage brokers, my realtor, friends of the family who want to give me advice....everyone expects me to get back with them right away, or have all the answers, even though I have no updates at all and I don't know anything. Or else they don't return my phone calls, and everything is hinging on that, and people call me asking if I've talked to so-and-so yet because they have to get the paperwork going. And I do realize that I will need X amount of dollars by closing, right? (X= $800 more than I realized)
Arrgh. I'm ready for all this house stuff to be overwith. Enough with the monkey business. Just show me where to sign, people! I'm ready to go to Lowe's and buy paint!
I'm going to a wedding this weekend, so I have been packing and planning dog-sitting. Brunette is too busy (no really, she seriously has no time) to get the wedding present, so I have to do that. I signed up for a cake-decorating class and there is a bunch of stuff I have to do for it--supplies, baking, etc. (So it's not all bad stress. Some of it's fun.)
Yesterday afternoon, I got into it with Czarina, so I was on the verge of tears for the rest of the day. It's a long story that I don't really want to get into right now, but we are fine. We have the same fight over and over. This was just an emotional one. Just mother-daughter stuff. We still love each other. But I was pretty upset.
I had to run errands after work and meet up with my real estate agent. I ended up crying while I was talking to her, which was pretty humiliating. So I told her about my day, and we ended up going to San Jose's Mexican Restaurant for happy hour drinks. She was so sweet. It really helped me vent and calm down.
Then I was late taking Sammy to doggie school, so I had to rush around for that. But he was the star pupil yesterday! I couldn't believe it. He did every trick perfectly. He was a little excited, and barked a lot, but he was super smart and well-behaved. Good boy. He earned his hot dog treats.
After that, I came home and realized I had 15 minutes to get ready for my date. And I was sweaty, stressed out and smelled like Mexican food, dog drool and hot dogs. My eyes were red from crying. I had no idea what I was going to wear. My makeup was completely melted.
I hopped in the shower, threw on some clothes and had most of my makeup on by the time he knocked at my door. Whew!
He was very patient as I finished getting ready. He played with Sammy. Then we went to Wild Wings Cafe. (It's delicious. They make something like 30 varieties of wings.) I could feel all my stress melting away, because I didn't have to think about my mom or the mortgage. I just got to enjoy someone's company. He's very calm and mature, which really put me at ease. And because he is so easy going and easy to be around, I was back to my old self in no time. Conversation flowed very easily.
After dinner we went and had drinks nearby. We kept laughing because the bar was playing really funny music--sort of these gender-bender karaoke songs. Only no one was doing karaoke. Some guy sang "I'm a Genie in a Bottle". As in Xtina Aguilera. Then another male voice sang Erykah Badu's "Tyrone". Very odd.
Then we went to a nearby park and sat on a swing and just talked for about an hour. It was really nice. Great temperature, nice and quiet...he definitely had a good idea with that one.
He sent me the sweetest email today. I'm not going to say what was in the email here, but trust me, I melted. He might hold the record for the sweetest email I've ever gotten.
So, he's off to a good start. We'll see what happens.