Weekend Coffee Share: Out of town.

If we were talking over caffeinated beverages, mine would probably be a Pepsi today. I’m home visiting my mother, who recently had surgery (and also just had her birthday on the 4th), and she’s not a coffee or a tea drinker. But, because my grandmother buys everything in bulk, the house is well stocked in Pepsi… which, if I’m honest, I have always preferred to Coke.

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone! I’m from Texas, where we don’t call it “soda” or “pop;” in Texas, you ask someone what kind of “Coke” do they want. Coke and Dr. Pepper are like the state beverages.

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Finding Peace

This one will be a short post. Mostly because I am at a loss for words, but partially because I am finding myself struggling to explain the entirety of the situation without looking like I’m just being petty, and there’s no need to make an awkward situation worse.

There has been a… complication… with the situation with that last guy. One of those life altering complications. And I believe that it may very well have been the Gods answering my prayer to help me see truth. I no longer have any doubt about the situation with him. No longer am I worried about his opinion.

His reaction was one that was completely heartless, with him ignoring the things he knew (or should have known because I told him) about me, and asking me to do something that would be both emotionally and physically damaging.

And it shocked me! Shocked me because it is counter to everything I thought I knew about him.

But it showed me the truth of who he was. Showed me that it is better to not have him in my life.

My eyes are open now. And I am at peace with my decision to not include him further in this.

Sadly, though, his reaction caused me a great deal of emotional stress, and my body isn’t handling it well. Hopefully a few days in the peace of my hometown (and the solitude of country life) will help put things to right and help calm my body as well as my soul.

I’m mean look at this country morning view! That is good for the soul!

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Time to Try a Bad Boy

A while back (somewhere between the Artist and Superman), I met a guy who caught my fancy but I wasn’t particularly sure about. In case you don’t remember, he was a bartender at a restaurant I would frequent with one of my book club girls, and he has a record. On our first meeting he told me about his kind of thuggish past. He tells all, as a matter of fact, holding absolutely nothing back, which is both a little bit disturbing but also amazingly refreshing.

On the one hand it’s really nice knowing that I don’t have to worry about secrets, or being a secret myself. On the other hand, there are some things I really don’t need to know.  Continue reading

The death of conversation

Sometimes I forget that people aren’t comfortable with face to face conversation anymore. I started this post while I was waiting for an eye exam. I had tried to make small talk with the receptionist, and she just wasn’t having it. All business.

oversharing-personal-informationIt seems the more people we see every day, the less likely we are to actually interact with them. Now the wheels are spinning: what implications does this have on our kiddos? And then what implications does that consequently have on our future generations? I’ll have to do a follow up post on that at a later date. Today, I want to talk about how we communicate with each other. I want to talk about truth, honesty, and oversharing. Continue reading