Sunday, September 14, 2008

This, That, and the Other


My Grrr.... continues, with some deep sadness going on, too. I had supper with a newer friend, "C." on Saturday. He is in similar circumstances to me: married, offspring, now separated, even some similar sexual addiction stuff. He is articulate, thoughtful, and grounded but with a deep sense of humility and openness to the wonder of all that is happening to him. I appreciate his friendship, good humor, and sensibleness. I could use some sensibleness.

Helping another friend move has exhausted me physically and even emotionally. It is a relationship for which I am grateful but one that drains me. I'm not sure if it's his neediness or things within myself that he sets off.

Either my computer or my neighbourhood link are messing up. Phooey. I have been "piggy-backing" on some body's unsecured wireless network. It has always gone off between 10 and 10.30 in the evening (except when it hasn't). And, it seems to be on by 7 in the morning, or before. Not being very functional in the morning, I don't attempt to type (or much else) at that early hour.

Lately, I haven't been able to pick it up at the usual times. Some times it's there. Sometimes it ain't. Very frustrating.

Blessedly, I can go to my favorite grocery store-cafe, sit comfortable, drink coffee, and blog, read, and write to my hearts content. They close at 10 (9 on Sundays) so I'm not up too late.

And, the scenery at my favorite grovery store-cafe is often quite picturesque, occasionally hot, and even devastatingly handsome on rare occasions. Handsome James is working tonight which is helping the decor. We go for what we can, ya know.

7 comments:

Ur-spo said...

the grocery store/cafe with it sitting and reading and drinking sounds divinely lovely

Lemuel said...

So it seems to me that the ambience of the cafe is much better than staying at home trying to mooch off the unseen neighbor.


Of course all that scenery at the cafe could distract your thoughts as you try to post, too.

BentonQuest said...

"Scenery" is God's way of letting us know that Gay is Ok! And it is often the only way I can the work day.

manxxman said...

It's good to have friendships. You need to be careful if someone is sucking the life out of you and if they are a true friend you need to let them know so they can adjust.

I agree completely with bentonquest.....scenery is a gift from god.....thanks your worshipfulness.....

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Seems like a lot of people in blog land are having Grrr days lately, must be a fall thing. Take care Joe not to let people bring you down, you have enough on your plate for now.

Birdie said...

I get the eye candy when I walk with the girls on the rail trail every week. Makes exercise something to actually look forward to. (Okay: "something to which I look forward." But it sounds so awkward.)

Hey! Starbucks finally wised up and now offers free WiFi. FWIW.

Topper said...

Always enjoy reading your blog. Again I can't stress (no pun intended) selfcare enough. In fact I think you going to the cafe is a good outlet for you. Getting out of the house, around people, especially the good looking kind is good for you! I need to get a laptop so I can go take in the scenery.