GFJ had to leave today. Hopefully, she'll be back on Friday, so we can spend one day of the upcoming weekend with me. But I should be able to get 4-5 days in a row where I'm in Marian mode before she returns.
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On the docket for today was some work on an online course I must finish by Thursday. One problem - when I tried to log on today, the site was likely undergoing periodic maintenance, and this takes away time I could be spending on the course. Would I be able to start the course later today? Who knows. It all depended on whether the course would be available before I decided to do other things - like driving to New Jersey to see "The Hateful Eight" (Roadshow edition).
So what did I do while waiting to try the online course link again? Absolutely nothing! I'll admit that this might not have been the best choice, as GFJ helped me clean out a corner of the bedroom that must have been bothering her a little. (Is she trying to make a nest? I'm not sure, but she is not in the best financial shape and could be angling to encourage me to make an open-ended commitment before either of us have an idea of where we will be in a couple of years....) Right now, I'm not reading much into her effort on Friday night. Instead, I'll look for a pattern in her actions before doing any analysis in this regard, as women tend to send messages via subtle cues, while men are more direct. As a result, this mismatch of communication styles has led to too many arguments between men and women, and I intend to avoid this problem as much as possible.
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Eventually, the online course became available, and I started work on it.... Keep your fingers crossed that I'll have completed the course by the time my rights have run out.