Monday, December 05, 2005

Random thoughts 12

Well, my prayers have been answered. Peace has finally descended on Chez WDKY, with only the sound of my latest DCD album to break what would otherwise be almost complete silence (“almost complete” because the dishwasher’s gently whirring in the background). No text messages, no phone calls. I’ve been thinking back over the whole relationship thing with GG, and have realised that, yet again, I should have gone with my intuition. The older I get, the more I understand that what I feel is more important than what I think. Or, at least, more reliable.

Anyway, tomorrow I have a date. I didn’t really intend it to happen, but kind of got caught up in it, and now, I admit, I’m getting quite excited. And I don’t mean haven’t-had-sex-for-nearly-a-month excited, I mean I’m genuinely looking forward to it. Today, she (I’m going to call her BR, for “Blond Recruiter”. Not that she recruits blonds, more that she is blond, and she recruits) sent me an email that just said “You make me feel so good xx”, and I really thought that was sweet. She makes me feel good too, so we’ll see how it goes.

Now, I know that the one thing readers of this blog have been waiting for with a degree of expectation is a photo of my new cupboards actually placed in the office I have at home. Well, wait no longer. Please note, however, the less than subtle variation in colour between cupboards and desk. Grrrr.

The kids are beside themselves with excitement at the fact that we now have a stationery cupboard in the house. Yesterday, I came downstairs and overheard O (daughter, 11) explaining to S (son, 8) what he was allowed to take without having to ask Dad first. The fact that she was talking in a barely audible whisper seemed to suggest that she realised there was something very slightly illicit about it all, and it seemed to me that her list included pretty much anything in there. But they looked so beautiful kneeling by the cupboard with their little heads almost inside it that I really couldn’t care less. They love to draw and to write, and its just a pleasure to make them so happy. God, I do love them…

20 comments:

K.D. Morgan said...

Enjoy your date and wow, you are neat.

WDKY said...

You don't know the half of it, KD... I'm very neat. As for the date... well, we'll see. I've learned to manage my expectations over the last couple of years, and in any event I really hadn't intended to do this again until there were "special circumstances". Still...

K.D. Morgan said...

Managing expectations is something I still have to learn. Special circumstances...there just are no words.

FJL said...

Go with your feelings, but don't get taken for a ride while so-doing. That can be the next mistake on a gentleman's list, can it not.. :-)
I think the office is fine!

WDKY said...

It was almost impossible to articulate what I was thinking then. Sometimes I genuinely believe that I'm just some romantic fool... other times, I just know that to think the way I do is the only way for me.

As for managing expectations, I'd love it if it were true, but I have a suspicion that those who know me would suggest otherwise. Oh well.

WDKY said...

FJL, I'm pretty street-wise, I'm pleased to say. Anyway, I;ve never been even the slightest bit risk averse, and I doubt I'll change now.

Trixy Theresa said...

Good luck tomorrow! Have fun! I'm sure you will.

Ah yes, the joys and mysteries of the stationary cupboard! That entranced me as a kid as well :)

By the way, having office furniture all slightly different shades is the next big thing in fashion. Or at least that's what you should tell everyone who sees it.

WDKY said...

Is it, Trix? Thank god you told me in time, I was going to paint it all black!

I loved stationery cupboards too (in fact, I still do). And I got a real kick today when I added a little pack of green Post-it Notes to my ever-growing collection of goodies that I've purloined from my unsuspecting employer. Now I just need some Tippex...

Zoozan said...

I can spend hours in Rymans

Can't wait to see how your date turns out.

You do realise though that 'you make me feel so good' is exactly what gets you into trouble. I think that they think you've fallen in love with them. Because it's likely that they've only ever experienced a man being the way you are, when that man has been in love with them.

NewYorkMoments said...

Hey--I'm blonde and a recruiter...

Your stationary cupboard looks great, and I think the subtle variation in color makes life interesting. :-D

Blondie said...

Alas, I'm more of a strawberry blonde. Too bad! ;-)

Ah, your stationary closet brought back fond memories of how I felt around the school year starting. As freakish as it sounds, I looooved the smell of the new pencils, erasers, papers and all of it. Let them draw T!! It was my passion as a child and why I got scholarships!

May I say I do try to recruit you to visit Houston?? ;-) Hell of a commute though. hehe

xx
R

Sky said...

It looks great hon! Good luck on the date and listen to your intuition!

NML said...

How exciting to have your own office! Good luck on the date tomorrow and you and those very cute sounding kids are adorable. Thank f that crackerjack has finally gotten the hint!

check said...

i love stationery cupboards!!! i just feel so satisfied looking into one.. such bounty!.. i know..im wierd! lol.. and like blondie, i love the smell too..
thank god GG stopped, but still sad it had to end like that...
as for the new blond.. have fun!

FJL said...

NML babes I think it was more than a hint. :-)
WDKY don't act tough with me. You know she was about to take you for a good seven. ;-) By the way I am now a techno genius, so it's okay. Might be one or two questions, but that's all.

k o w said...

Here's hoping she makes you feel real good.

sirreene said...

Have fun with BR (no phone number!)

Networkchic said...

You make us all feel good...I suppose it's your turn. Have fun.

J's Girlfriend said...

Silencio. Good. What better way to celebrate than with a stationary cupboard..

WDKY said...

Zooz, it isn't my fault. Really.

NYM, get yourself over here then. We can play with my stationery.

Ruthie, I loved those smells too. In fact, I still love them.

Sky... thanks sweetie!

NML, you're so lovely! And yes, "crackerjack" is... right!

Check, thanks. And we have ourselves a stationery cupboard sniffing club.

FJL - are you sure "techno genius" isn't a slight exaggeration?

KOW, thanks mate!

Sirreene, no number. (Well, it's actually a little late for that...)

NWC, thank you. I'm really just myself, though.

J's G - have I told you that you're very funny?