Thursday, March 13, 2008

Game On!

Dave's in town. I thought it was going to be horrible. And for a little while it was. This would be cleaner for both of us if he would just stay far, far away.

But then, my new strong self kicked in. I had yesterday pegged as the potentially difficult day. Wednesday is the most open day of my week, and DeKalb is the size of a good-sized shopping mall. There was a definite possibility that we would cross paths. So, I had coffee with one friend and then went to the gym. I went shopping and out to lunch with another friend. Then we went to a new upscale bar in town (this town? upscale??? It's a weird juxtaposition of words, that's for sure) and had TWO glasses of wine. Before 5:00. Bad asses, that's what we are ;) And we flirted outrageously and harmlessly with the bartender, just to demonstrate that those muscles aren't entirely atrophied.

Dave's been to town twice before this. The first time I fled in nothing short of abject terror. He had been to Chicago for a tryst with the AMW* and I was not in any shape to see him. Period. The second time was slightly less abject. It was Christmas, and I knew I couldn't arrange for anything fun for the kids. So I made a different plan.

This time, it's time to stand my ground. Which I can do with all my friends sort of holding the ground around me. It turns out that this is my turf, these are my friends, and this is my life -and he should bloody well stay out of MY way. It's a nice turn of events.


*Argentinian Math Whore

9 comments:

breadchick said...

You go girl!

Lianne Raymond said...

my response was exactly what breadchick posted!

that town ain't big enough for the both of you, and you ain't leavin' :D

Lisa :-] said...

I really hate hackneyed 20's-speak...

That said, I can't think of a better response to this post than:

YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

In spades...

Jen said...

What they said! Isn't it great to know where you belong and stay there?

Lexy said...

Well, there ya go! It's like that mosquito that keeps buzzing around your head that annoys the heck out of you until you either swat it or show it the door. :)

Renee said...

Go You!

Loretta_S said...

Yay Andrea!

Sharon said...

Hey Andrea! Makes perfect sense to me!

Suze said...

Glad you stayed put. : ).