Workout: other than running up and down the stairs at work (busy day, no building elevator), nothing.
Thursday: I’m headed out for drinks tonight with three ladies – yes, I know, two nights in a row.
This is an interesting group. We are work colleagues – one client, one competitor and one coworker and me.
But we all have something in common. We’re all single ladies over 40. And it seems everyone has a story.
Three of the stories are quite grim. All three of my social companions have had bad marriages with very rocky endings. One was married to a drinker. One was married to a serial cheater. One was married to a criminal. Seriously! The first time we had drinks together, everyone unfolded their stories, with the honesty increasing as the wine flowed.
I sorta felt out of place – because I have no horrible story!! I kinda wished I had something dramatic to add to the mix. I just have a long history of nice but not-right-for-me relationships. Since the last one ended with a broken heart, I opted out of the dating scene for a long time and focused on other things (yay, university degree and new house!!).
In a world that revolves around couples and families, it’s often more challenging socially to be single. In my suburban neighborhood, I’m the only single person on my street.
But I have no trauma to overcome and no crazy stories to tell. And I still believe in love and romance. 🙂
Tonight should be interesting. Competitor Girl, who is very sweet, is trying to set me up on a blind date too! We’ll probably chat a bit about that tonight as well.
Yes, I’m writing this at work because I’m slacking. Don’t judge. I’ve just had a couple of my holiday days cancelled because we’re doing some corporate reorganization that requires my input with the bankers and lawyers. 😦 Wine will be earned this evening.
Later: it was late (for me on a “school night”) when I got home so I’m posting this on Friday morning.
The ladies were a blast. They are hard core party girls. Coworker and I bailed at 8:45 after 4 hours of cocktailing and the other two ladies were ordering another round. A very good time was had by all.