It's always when you least expect it....
~Yes, y'all told me this...I know this...but I feel like I'm always expecting it, which therefore means I won't ever be least expecting it...KWIM???~
I told you a few weeks back that I had decided that while I'm still not actively looking for dates, I'm not going to refuse opportunities that present themselves. One such opportunity had presented itself in the form of a fix up from a friend. I went even when I knew about it ahead of time... BIG STEP!
It was not a match... the guy was nice and funny, but there was no spark. It just wasn't there. As some of you know from email, I was highly offended by his feet....his feet...and there was nothing wrong with his feet! Sometimes, you just don't feel it ~ and apparently it manifests itself in your reaction to his feet!!!
Then, more recently, I met someone totally platonically... I mean again, nice guy, funny, cute...but in that initial meeting...nothing, so when our mutual friend was out of town and he was feeling down, and my kids were out of town and I was feeling a little lonely myself, and with no other ulterior motive in mind ~seriously, I just wanted company~ I told him to head on over and, lo and behold, over a movie and ice cream, we hit it off. Hey, when a guy shows up at your door with ice cream and the only guidance you've given him is a brand and he still picks one of your favorite flavors, it must be fate, right? ~Just kidding! *winks*
I have been so super cautious and worried about hurting someone and not wanting to be the girl that gets all the newly divorced guys over the hump and then it occurred to me.. for the first time ever, I'm coming out of a break up...not the end of a marriage, but a break up...and I've never done that before! I have a hump to get over too!!! *Light bulb moment!*
There is nothing wrong with going slow and having dinner with someone who makes you laugh...someone who's company you enjoy while you get each other over the hump! I am not head over heels, it's not this thing that swept me off my feet and happened faster than I could stop it, like it did with Cute Boy ~Yes, we are putting aside the obvious parallel at this happening during Spring Break week again this year! ~
Heck, this one actually lives in town. That's a step in the right direction!
I like it! I feel like a big girl!
I am proceeding with caution!