Sorry. I had to be MIA for a few days. I think the dial-up connection is finally pushing my patience to the brink.

Also, dating is taking up lots of time! Imagine that! Sad to think I’d been outta the game for so long that I actually forgot that. But yes, Match #6 is where it’s at, folks. I’ve already spent the weekend at his place and he’ll be by later this week. So far, so good. Except I have that evil voice in the back of my head, that one that’s fed on splinters from broken hearts, that keeps waiting to find the bad thing about him.

It’s not about that at all, of course. And I’m quite enjoying starting a new relationship with someone who is really interested in my through and through, and can express his interest, and is confident and whose friends welcome me as if I were kin. It’s all a good thing so far, so, onward!

Submissions update: Four publications forthcoming this winter (I announced them already). And submissions out there to, at last count, nine different publications. It will be months of waiting, now and into 2008, but at least the ball is rolling again.

When will I ever have this much flexibility in my life again – to set a goal, achieve it, and follow up on it, then set another one? It seems as though the late-twenties, for the unmarried type anyway, have become inherently self-focused. This is where I need to be right now (how could one invest $30,000 they don’t have into their own brain and not be self-focused?) but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it.

Someday this freedom will be gone. And I can only hope it is replaced by even greater, fulfilling things. (Ex. Raising my first child, which, my father has already decided is named Thomas – and he will wear overalls and shoes that need tying and he will learn how to use tools.)

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