Wednesday, May 24, 2006

last day

I am hoping that I will find time over the next couple of days to check in even though I should be packing and preparing. I am thrilled about my trip.

Here's something I can be proud of.

Not last night, but the night before (twenty four robbers came knocking at my door), for the first time in years, because I felt like it, I shaved my legs on a non Thursday. Here is why that is important.

almost 5 years ago, I ended my longest relationship to date which lasted 5 years. I started seeing S soon after. We saw each other on Friday nights, but it was never planned, often I would hear from him on Friday to hang out on Friday (I should have seen that as a sign, but I didn't) so on Thursday nights, I would shave my legs just in case I had a "hot date" on Friday. when the thing (it was a thing, not a relationship) with S ended, I kept up the habit. I shaved more often once C and I started seeing each other. When we lived together, Thursday night became my "spa night" because C was at school until late so I would take a bath, facial masque, shave the legs, all the girly stuff.

You can see where this is all going. I still shave my legs every Thursday night because I might have a "hot date" on Friday. There have been no hot dates this past year. Sure, a couple of outings, a nice dinner or three, but there hasn't been a man anywhere near my legs since T and I broke up a year ago.

So Monday, when I shaved my legs for me, it was kind of a big thing, you know? No date plans, no man hopes, just me thinking that it would be nice to not wake myself up with cricket noises every time I turn over in my sleep. Who knows, maybe I will start shaving my legs twice a week from now on.

for the record, I can't bear to have hair under my arms so those are far better maintained.


Sensei Ern said...

Day One without GM and all is well.

zpqiiz: how you take a test when you know all the answers

Sensei Ern said...

Day Two, and everything's swell.

ifaodjn: "If a o' djinn pops up and offers you three wishes, make the last one be, "I wish I had one more wish." The irony will kill him.

jootastic said...

you know...i read this the other day...and thought it was really interesting. and then i read it again today... and i thought it really showed a sign of maturity and sophistication in your thoughts. i understand what it's like to have seemingly small things somehow appear in all their glory.
your story shows insight and wonder at the world. your story was sweet, and i may just have to read it again and again, if you don't get back from your trip soon!

Black Eyed Gurl said...

Gina I totally get this. I totally relate. Isn't it strange when you find yourself doing something for you that you've so often done for others? It's kind of envigorating.

Ginamonster said...

Sensei, you're silly.

Julie, I'm back! and thank you!

BEG, totally!