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For the first few years after my divorce..I was quite happily alone..The only time I missed being married was when the bills came due or the trash container must go to the road..but that too would change soon enough..
It was nice not to have to consider anyone else in conjunction with what ever I chose to do. If I woke up at 3 a.m. and decided to hit the pancake house no explanations needed to anyone.. It got to where this was a habit..
Then I noticed I was staying home a lot..Then it hit me, I'm lonesome.It is no fun doing things alone.I couldn't sleep thru the night because there were no feet to touch but my own.
I got to where I dreaded to sit down and eat a meal alone. I tried inter net dating, One thing worse then being alone is being in the company of a stranger that you share nothing in common with..I decided I would rather eat alone after all.
The inter net proved to be a source of entertainment and that's about it..One of my better meetings was a gentleman that sent me a picture from 10 years past..and told me he was 6 ft tall. Looked good, sounded better..I met him at a shoney's and waited for him to drive up,as the car he described pulled in and he got out of the car I could no longer see him, I assumed he fell. I jumped out of my car went running to help him but no, there he was walking towards me., a midget.. He said well what do ya think. I said I'm not interested got in my car and drove off. He sent me an email explaining that he had sent me a picture of his brother because their facial features are so much alike. The reason he stated himself 6 ft tall is he feels 6 ft tall..I said all of that is well and good but if you will tell me a story about what I am going to see what will you tell a story about I can not ever find out about..Talk about reckless with the truth, the inter net is full of that.
I know that there is something wrong with everyone..No one is perfect..but give me a break...
Then one day (I am at this time about 50 or so) no one is available to cut the grass. I grew up with 5 brothers, they did the outside chores, then marriage, my husband did all the "man crap". I had sons that did the "man crap" as years went on and I was divorced my sons came by and kept up the yard etc. Next thing ya know they are to busy with their own lives to drop by and do this or that.
So off I go to Lowe's and buy myself a riding mower,a push mower and a weed eater..I'll do this myself..You know how it goes if you want something done right get a woman to do it..This philosophy too would change soon enough. In fact as soon as I got home. The delivery is already there upon my arrival..So i decide to get started on the lawn.
I got on the lawn mower cranked it up pressed in the clutch to put it in gear and it would shut off, this happened over and over,I'm thinking gee whiz I should've paid more attention to the "man crap" going on. Finally I call the older gentleman that lives down the street ,he comes to give me a lesson. First thing is I need to have my legs extended..I am too short for the lawn mower and when I press the clutch in the sensor shuts off the mower, for safety reasons..Finally get that worked out..Then its out of gas, where does it go? I would never have dreamed the gas goes under the hood right by the one thing could spark and set it on fire..the battery.. I Get that all worked out.. But let me say here and now Men are looking better and better , Even one that drinks too much..like mine did..lol
There are so many things I just am not capable of on my own ..having never really been alone I wasn't aware of that minor detail.. I am finding I am better with someone,alone is not all its cracked up to be..lol
However.. I will get this all worked out too..LOL
One day at a time one lesson at a time..