Day 62 – One Market

3 03 2010

A coworker and I arrived 2o minutes after our party had been seated at a large round table in the center of One Market. This is a restaurant that our guest of honor spends a lot of time at and was looking forward to sharing with many of us. About 10 of us enjoyed everything from the wine, to caesar salads, to entrees heavily focused on seafood.

It was a wonderful evening… I had the special of the night, well, the vegetarian special of the night. I had the cheese tortellini, which turned out to be a nettle tortellini… we think it was an artichoke and cheese puree stuffed in a tortellini shell. It was doused in a light froth of cream sauce. The presentation was beautiful!

I skipped the dessert options as I have given up sugar and friend food for Lent… although the mint chocolate chip with drops of mint reduction, might be worth going back for…

Ah, but I do find myself with a potential crossroads… I received a voicemail from Holden, my date from last Friday night. I have to say I’m disappointed I didn’t hear from him within the first 3 days – he waited 5! Really? That is kind of unacceptable…

And then there is my “Blast from the Past” who, I have to say, has me a little more than giddy with possibility. Not that I expect anything to happen, nor have I heard from him since then, but the possibility is REALLY nice. Butterfly’s in the stomach nice! Wow, it has been a really long time since I have felt that way…

The only question is if I will ever see this guy in person again… and if he will break my heart for the third time.


Day 61 – Breathing

2 03 2010

Today was a day of managing stress… and energy. I spent the night battling a stomach ache, and the day battling new challenges being thrown at me left and right.

I escaped the office for a refuge in yoga with a new instructor – Eric. He was great! uplifting, entertaining, and calming. He helped me refocus my energy to something positive. I have, however, realized that pigeon pose is not my friend. My hips are tighter than anything… Argh.

But I’m grateful for my minimal amounts of pain. On the way to work I read an essay by John McCain on what he believes… Part of the essay touches on his time spent in the Vietnam prisons in North Vietnam. A prison I was able to visit 2 years ago. I can not imagine the sorrow, pain and suffering that went on there. I can not imagine having the strength to get through that time and become a functioning positive person for others to admire, but today, today I admire him.

I am grateful for the energy, strength and patience that I am given each day to advance forward… And I do each with each cleansing breathe I take in, and I let out any worries and stress with each exhalation…

Day 60 – Blast from the Past

1 03 2010
Cloud 9

Cloud 9

Do you ever have those heart warming, smile inducing conversations with people you once had a thing for? I FINALLY gave in tonight to start the conversation…

After watching the Bachelor, and the “After the Final Rose” episode, I came home from my neighbor Sara’s, and logged in to read some emails… a moment later “he” logged in to IM. Now, this is a guy I only had a few brief personal encounters with, but he left an impression. He is one of these guys were I feel I can be my complete self with, and it’s just easy. So… after over a year and a half of not communicating with him, I said “hello” tonight.

And it was good!

Yes, I was the brazen young female approaching the older male (relax, he’s only 5 years older than me). And I said hi first. After joking around for a bit, he said “I thought about you now and again while in NY.”  My response: “I’m a keeper. You can say it!” He responded: “You are… you really are… honestly you’ve got to be one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met. Just saying…” I responded in like and then he figured it was getting too mushy. Go figure… But he said he thought about me! I made an impression on him too! That, at least, is something…

But, seriously! When do you ever hear that! That was enough to boost my ego for a few days and put me on cloud 9. I’m going to bed beyond happy tonight. 🙂