These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Foray or Sashay?

This morning, still new at 9:00, is being spent just as I like it. I got up 7ish, put the dogs out, fed them, made coffee, caught a little of the morning news, then retired to the deck with a cuppa Joe. Ahhh. The Boys and Jazi are having a play-date out here, and seem to be enjoying themselves a lot. Such a pleasant morning.

The sky is unblemished blue this morning. We may have some rain this afternoon or early evening. I wouldn't mind that, as long as it isn't a gully-washer. Tired of those. Yesterday I reseeded a few blank spots in the back yard, and a gully-washer (or should I say, a grass seed washer away-er) just won't do, thank you very much! The mountains are a bit hazy this morning, and I see a wisp of clouds beyond them. It's a gorgeous sight. I'm not doing pictures, because I'm lazy and you've seen the mountains in at least a dozen shots, anyway! Yeah, yeah, yeah. So sue me!

In a couple hours I will be hopping in the shower and getting dressed for a lunch date. Yep. Today is the day. I'm meeting The Guy for lunch. I chose a restaurant that is near the village of Lincoln. I've never eaten there, but I've heard really good things about it. I selected it for several reasons .... obviously (1) for it's good reputation, (2) because it features foods grown on their own property (organic fruits and veggies and meats from their own livestock with no hormones or antibiotics), (3) because it is a little out of the way, there is less chance of running into people I know! To eat in Capitan would almost assure that I'd bump into several people I know and set the town buzzing. Privacy, thank you very much!

The Guy is driving three hours to get here. If there is a long-term to this, that could be a bit of a nuisance at times, but not unmanageable. On the other had, if sparks don't fly, the good thing is that neither of us has to risk the awkwardness of running in to each other! Reasonably win-win.

Once I know his likes/dislikes in entertainment, there are a number of possibilities that are somewhat in between us, too. A college town give promise of several things, including a fine arts program at the university with some theatrical performances, music presentations, etc. A wildlife refuge in the area offers some nice photography. A huge observatory near the town is something I've wanted to go see. He lives in a town on a lake, so I know there are some activities probable there. So, assuming there are some "next times," there are plenty of possibilities between here and there.

So, it just remains to be seen whether there is a compatibility component with us. Who knows? LOL! "Only The Shadow knows"!!!!

Yes, of course, I'll give you an update later. But allow me time for my own digestion of the situation, OK? Another of my big firsts is going down, this foray into the dating world. Actually, I hope it is more of a sashay than a foray!! I'll let you know.



  1. How exciting. I can't wait to hear how it went. And I promise I won't bug you and call your cell phone or send you TXT messages asking how it's going. :)

    Love is in the air.

  2. Sounds like a perfect morning!! Good luck with the lunch date - I hope it is all you hope. Can't wait to hear about it.

  3. Ooooh! I hope you have a blast!!

  4. Sounds like a lovely day for a new adventure!! Anxiously waiting to hear how it goes - but on your time, Babe!

    Good luck and have fun!

  5. Can't wait to hear the good, the bad, the ugly...remember, I've been there and done this...several times over. LOL!! Sending you good vibes!!

  6. I hope it goes well you are a brave soul.The trivia was great also.Cant wait for the details either. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

  7. I hope it goes well you are a brave soul.The trivia was great also.Cant wait for the details either. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

  8. Darn, did I miss the post about the Man? I'm so glad for you and hope everything goes well. Whatever the outcome, one can always use a new friend. I didnt even know you had met someone "of interest", but I am absolutely thrilled for you. Hope he has the energy to keep up with you. LOL

    Have fun.


  9. I hope it goes well for you with The Guy, Lynilu !

    Can't wait to hear all about it :)

  10. Everyone - a post will follow soon with details. Promise!

    Caroline, LOL! It wouldn't have done you any good!! There is ZERO cell phone reception in Lincoln!!

    Casey, It was a perfect morning. Stay tuned!

    Melissa, it was quieter than a blast, details to follow!

    Jenster, it has been a very pleasant day all the way round.

    Froggi, thanks! Support from a pro at this may come in handy, indeed!! LOL!!

    Redfrog, thanks, it went fine! More later.

    Ruthie, you didn't really miss anything, because until today, I didn't know much myself and we didn't meet until today!

  11. Annie, it was a good lunch. Check back later!

  12. I just LOVE your attitude and the way you leap into life! I hope your date goes great!

    And I just ADORE both of those words--foray and sashay!!

  13. Cheryl, well, you know, going on that famous (or infamous) first date, you don't know for sure whether you're going into battle or gliding onto the dance floor!!

    And I don't know a way to do life other than to leap right in!!

  14. I can't wait to hear all about how it went.

  15. Good luck...hope it is the beginning of a good friendship.

  16. Daisy & MJ, see my new post!

  17. "Only the Shadow Knows" have you been hanging out with my Dad? LOL

    First Caroline.. then you. Love is in the air or at least "meets"...


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!