Wow! My body definitely wanted to rest. I thought I could manage a little kitchen cleaning and laundry after I had breakfast this morning. But I became very lethargic and ended up taking a 2-hour nap. I turned my phone off beforehand and during that time, around 11:30 am, my "Saturday date" texted me. "Hey, how about a late lunch today? I'm free whenever." I'm not sure what part about "pick a time and place for Saturday" he misconstrued when we last texted this past Thursday. I texted him back telling him matter-of-factly, "You never got back to me on Thursday or Friday with a time and place to meet for Saturday. So I made other plans."
His response, "Well, it was a miscommunication. Since we would both be free after 3 pm, I blocked off the rest of the afternoon so we could hang out. I thought we could hammer out the details today." ?!?!?!?
Do I speak in ancient Greek? I originally suggested that he choose a time and place for Saturday when we last talked on Thursday. He agreed. What's with this "hammering out the details"? And I hate the lingo "hanging out" when you're asking someone out on a date. I hang out with family and friends, not with a stranger I've never met before.
I didn't bother to reply to his "miscommunication" text. Perhaps if he conceded it would have behooved him to give me more notice on a time and place as we agreed... but his nonchalant response was very off putting. But then he went from indifferent to ridiculous. He texted me again stating, "Wait, I'm not the rude one here. You're the one who made other plans and didn't even tell me. How thoughtless is that?" I guess I dodged a bullet there... not a good sign when a potential date responds in such a hostile, name-calling manner.
Well, my plans may not be uber exciting but they still are my plans. And as it turning out that I can't find any family or neighbors to walk my dogs, I plan to go to the dog park after I'm done blogging. My poor Weimaraners are going stir crazy. Plus, you can tell in their eyes how unhappy they are... they're used to at least an hour of exercise a day, so my tendonitis in the knees has also been tough for them. I know they won't get much physical activity at the dog park since they almost never leave my side and don't fetch, but at least they get some mental stimulation from interacting with nearby dogs and dog owners.
Afterwards, I plan to follow up with the rest of my to do list which includes the gym (swimming, hot tub, stretching), research paper, and planning out the rest of my week. Last but not least, I really need to incorporate the meditation into my schedule. I've been putting it on my to do list for weeks now, but have not properly taking any meditative measures. When I get stressed out (as I have been more than usual the past few weeks), I resort to eating too much. If I can conquer my "stressed out" eating, I can then focus on my boredom eating and hopefully make strides with maintaining a 1500 or less daily calorie intake.
Thank goodness, though, I have this blog to give me a calorie-free way to vent! And of course all my Sparkfriends give me so much inspiration. Love you guys