|The little boys loved their donuts. My boy is on the left.|
|You may recognize a younger Alexander from the Costco diaper box. :)|
|I love this picture. Coming soon to a Christmas card near you.|
There's the additional challenge of single parenting that I still face, which is, of course, finances. It's just plain hard to do things with three children on a single income. So finding things like biking and such? There's some initial outlay of expense, but these are things we can enjoy for a long time to come. I could just cry tears of joy, I tell you.
In other happy news, I have to share this picture. On Friday, I was feeling like a real biking bad-ass, because I took the day off and went for that 24 mile bike ride I mentioned. And I still had it in me to keep going! But I needed to get my littlest to the pediatrician. When I got out of the car at the doctor's, I encountered one of my occasional brain-freaks, where I caught my reflection in the window and didn't recognize myself. You have no idea what a weird feeling that is unless it happens to you.
|Check out them cyclist legs. Woo woo!|
Anyway. Goodbye Greg. So much that I loved about you, but when it comes down to it, you made me feel like complete and utter shit about myself. We went out on Wednesday, with plans to see each other again. But on Thursday I was just profoundly sad, and it occurred to me that ummm, this was no coincidence. I had a hard talk with myself and kicked him to the curb on Friday. Maybe it was just like my friend said, I'm just enough of a control freak myself that I had to get him back so I could dump him on my terms. That probably factored in, haha.
I intended to take down my online dating profile, figuring this is a good time for a break from men. I am exhausted. But then I got an email from a nice guy with a username something like "Pedalsalot." He's a cyclist, of course. He emailed and was very sweet and after we had exchanged a couple emails, he said that he thought I was adorable in my pictures, but after seeing this picture, he couldn't *not* email me:
|I have such goofball pics on my profile. I consider it "fair warning."|
Thank goodness my pictures online are 1000% accurate and current, or I'd be sweating bullets going out with him. We have talked on the phone and he is great - super easy to talk to. Very funny and sweet, and has his week planned around teaching his daughter to drive. I am intrigued.
He wears earrings - besides being ridiculously my type (big, bald and brawny, hehe), I've never been with a man who wore earrings (plural) and we were texting this morning and I guessed (correctly, duh) that he must have a lot of tattoos. I said that I couldn't imagine earrings on a man without tattoos, haha. I can show you one picture, anyway...check out the gun show:
|God and Single Women Love Hardcore Bicyclists.|