Thursday, March 16, 2017

A day of rest - again.

This was a day that I didn't want to get up, didn't want to get dressed, and didn't want to go out.  Yes, you could say that I was a bit depressed over breaking up with GFJ, but it was more than that. I hadn't eaten much in the last couple of days, and I know that this had something to do with how I was feeling.  Add to this the excessive warmth in this apartment, and it was easy for me to justify staying in bed.

There was one catch to this.  Wednesday's schedule calls for me to go into NYC to attend a PMP certification class. And I could not justify missing the class. But I was saved by the bell. I should say that I was saved by the telephone's ring and an email I received early in the afternoon. My class was cancelled for today, with a make-up class to be held the week after class was originally scheduled to end, as the teacher was sick with the flu.

So I didn't bother to get dressed.  About an hour after receiving the email and phone message, Patty called to confirm that class was really cancelled. Her email was hacked recently, and she isn't trusting things she can't verify on her own.  We chatted a bit, and she told me the following story of confusion:

  1. Patty's family has not yet been able to sell off her late mother's home in Fishkill. So Patty and her husband often use the apartment when they visit her sister, or when she takes care of errands up this way.
  2. Patty owns a VW and a Lexus. Both are very comfortable cars, and are perfect for a middle aged couple with pet(s).
  3. Patty often uses a hairdresser in Fishkill, instead of one closer to her home in Queens.
Patty scheduled the following things for Tuesday/Wednesday:
  1. Dinner with her sister and her family.
  2. Car service on the VW
  3. Visit to hairdresser.
Guess what happened?  

Patty and Steve drove from Queens and were in Fishkill when Steve goes: "Oh Oh" and tells her that something is very wrong, but he is not upset.

Patty asks: "What's Wrong?"

Steve replies: "We're in the Lexus.  We have VW service scheduled for the morning."

Patty ended up having to reschedule car service for next week. And we agreed that if she is driving down from Fishkill, she will pick me up and we can get a bite to eat before class starts.

You'll note that I said nothing about breaking up with GFJ. I'll get around to that when we meet in person. But I do find it interesting that I am still included in GFJ's Facebook posts (via Messenger). She still finds it worthwhile to send me posts that she finds interesting.

Later on in the day, Lili called. She wants to do something this weekend - and I see no reason not to do so anymore. My only requirement - if we're going to a casino, I want to be able to go to a swimming pool at the associated hotel, or be able to study for my PMP prep class. She still subtly is prodding me to go out and date, although I keep telling her that I'm not going to rush things. It is more important for me to process my feelings than to mask them again with food or with a substitute person. It's not in my interest to gain more weight, and it's not in my interest to have a ricochet romance.

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