I was too tired and busy to write yesterday. Jake is working during the day this week. We are happy to be able to see each other but it is going to take some getting used to. AND...we have to take the kids to the babysitters this week. Well, actually, Mandy (girl from church) came here yesterday and is watching them Wednesday. And two others are taking care of them today and Thursday. It is crazy. I am grateful to have options with the babysitting. Our old sitter had a baby just a month or so ago. I think her hands are full!
So, I have this friend and she says to me..."Just how long can 'Ex-Men Day' go on???" Well, let me tell you. I have dated a lot. Some guys I only went out with briefly. Some of the men I talk about from 'Ex-Men Day' weren't even guys I dated but guys who were in my life. Maybe I just hung out with them or I was good friends with them. (For example Jim the Pharmacist.) Either way, I have yet another good story for you this week...
It was my last New Year's Eve as a single girl (of course I didn't know that at the time). I was in a situation where I had not been dating for 6 months or so because I had been taking care of Cody. His dad drove me crazy and I seriously had no intentions of dating until I moved far away from that man. Well, like I said, it was New Year's Eve and my friend Stephanie called me to see if I wanted to go to this party with her. I wasn't interested but after a long day I decided I should get ready and go. I dressed up in this cute outfit. Black skirt with a slant hem (reminded me of Tori Amos), light blue loose knit sweater, matching blue tank top and black clogs. So, we get to this party and it was full of artsy, punk rock people who were all in bands. There were quite a few people there from Oberlin College. I fit in and began to mingle almost immediately. I had decided I would only have a drink or two. I had plans the next day to go see my friend who had just had a baby. As the night went on I met a lot of people. The party was in North Olmstead but there were a ton of my old friends from high school. My sister's ex-boyfriend Brian was there. I was standing with this group of people and he walked up. We started to talk. He asked about Heather. After he walked away, this guy says...wait, you know "The Heather"? I explain that she is my sister. These people were practically bowing down to me. Apparently my sister is a legend. Well, the guy who asked me about Heather is The Catholic Boy. From that point on he followed me around like a little puppy. He asked me for my number. I told him I wasn't interested in dating anyone. I told him I was jaded and hated men. He was a glutton for punishment. A week later I get a call from him. He had tracked me down. We ended up going out a few times (5 or 6 times, I think). He lived in Elyria and I lived in Cuyahoga Falls so there was some distance between us. He always told me he liked that things were moving slowly between us. I thought things were going to fast. I figured out he thought things were going slow because we weren't sleeping together. It annoyed me that he always brought it up.
Once we went on a double date with Heather and Ivan. We went to this resturant Heather and I worked at for a few years. You had to walk up these stairs to get into the place. I once again looked very cute for the occasion. I was wearing these light pink boot cut stretchy jeans, a black shirt and my black chunky boots. We had a great time. As we were leaving I was walking down the stairs and tripped over the chunky boots and fell down the stairs. I actually tried to grab onto Ivan as I went down but he thought I was trying to grab his leftovers and jerked away from me. I ended up in the grass with a big green grass stain on my pink pants. I was so embarrassed I was laughing. The Catholic Boy comes running over to help me. As he bends down to assist (remember I am laughing uncontrollably) I farted. Yes, while I was on a date I farted after I just fell down some stairs. It was so awful. Believe it or not we did go out a time or two after that. I ended up completely annoyed with the guy. He was nice enough but just not for me. Two months later I met Jake and never looked back. Stephanie did run into that guy once and he was getting married. Good for him.