Fromunda the Weatha in These Foolish Things

  • Feb. 5, 2020, 4:57 p.m.
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Holy hell, I’ve been SICK AS A DOG the last few days! I have had the unofficial Killer Flu since Friday night! I say “unofficial” because I was too sick to even get myself to the doctor to get tested for the flu. The only times I could get out of bed since Sunday morning were to walk to the pharmacy to get Mucinex DM (per doctor’s text), to get fruit, soup and juice, and to let Martini out to relieve herself. It’s been HELL. HOLY HELL.

However! There is a bit of a light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been back at the office today. And as great as it may sound, it’s unfortunately been hell as well because over two days of being sick I am now somehow buried so deeply that I can’t dig my way out of this hole!

I mean, there’s really only one thing to do and that’s just start chipping away at this stuff, but…uhhgggg…when you’ve been down and drowning in mucus and coughing up a lung or two, it’s hard to just break out of the foggy, soupy blur that is your life. Oh, and by the way, the office is where this disease originated. About ⅔ of us are sick!

And yes, I did get the flu vaccine this year, as I do every single year. Whatever this is/was, it’s evil. I can truly see how people die from the flu. I felt so much worse this past week than when I was in the hospital literally nearly dying earlier in the year!

Okay, enough about The Sick for now. I’m sure I’ll complain further as this shit lingers, but for now I have other news to report.

Remember T&D? He disappeared for a while after trying to get into my knickers after our date a couple of weeks ago? Well, he’s back and looking to have a “talk to make sure we are on the same page”??? Uhhhh, okay.

Seems he thinks that I may still be in love with my ex since I told him some stuff about SexyPants on our last date (I was trying to give him some examples of why I never got married) and he thinks that I haven’t moved on (uummm, that was FOUR YEARS AGO?!) and that maybe I might be playing him??

Hm. Weird, huh? Who’s playing whom?

So we texted a bit over the last day or so and I told him that I’d love to talk once I’m feeling better. I’m just not in the right place right now, as in, I feel like ASS. And we texted a little bit more, but my last text to him ended with, “I’d prefer to talk only if it’s coming from a place of positivity and with the goal of being productive.”

And he just responded with, “My goal is always positive and productive. That’s my job. I really just wanted you to know where I’m coming from and hope you understand that.”

Hooo boy. Like, is this kind of a drama thing or what? And the thing is, I haven’t had anything that even comes close to drama in the longest time because most men won’t even TRY to GO THERE. They usually just disappear.


So, who knows? I don’t know what any of this means, but I think if he’s interested in having a productive conversation then I am very interested as well. I haven’t had a meaningful and truly productive conversation with a man in a long, long, looonnnggg time.

…at least since Doctor D saved my life (waaaahhh).


Last updated February 05, 2020

Elaine Benes February 05, 2020

I’m sorry you’ve been so sick. Glad you are on the mend! This is the no-iMessage guy though right?

Complicated Disaster February 06, 2020

Ugh. How you feel better soon!
Dating would be so much easier if people were just straightforward!

Marg February 06, 2020

That sounds a bit weird given the time you’ve been together?
So sorry you’ve been so sick - hope you feel much better soon!

Florentine February 06, 2020

Hmm, I’d give him a chance. Sometimes men can surprise us and turn out to be decent communicators. Maybe he’s making excuses, or maybe he is really feeling things out. Or maybe I’m too naive. 😂

Either way, the next conversation will certainly shed light on it all.

I hope you’re staring to feel better!

Parliament Florentine ⋅ February 06, 2020

Thank you. I was beginning to lose hope over here.

Ginger Snap Parliament ⋅ February 06, 2020

Thanks guys. Who knows? But I certainly won't know unless we talk.

.bob February 06, 2020

Yeah this guy sounds like he is negging you. Manipulative for sure.

pandora February 06, 2020

You are the third person in the past month who I've heard say, "I can see how people die from the flu," after having a bad one! Yikes, scary. I haven't had a flu shot (I haven't been sick at all this year, even a cold--knock on wood!), and this is scary!

OMG, he is mansplaining your feelings to you after bringing up someone in conversation? That is... lolies. If you were really hung up on an ex, you probably wouldn't have even mentioned them on date! Dummy.

bobbi01 February 06, 2020

I hope you are starting to feel better, how miserable. Geez if he is like that after a couple of days I cant imagine what he would be like in a relationship!

kashka February 07, 2020

Yikes. I'd find this to be soooo off-putting. I mean, I'd give him a chance, and talk to him, but . . . You've had TWO dates right? And you haven't slept with him! A whole BIG heart-to-heart, cards-on-the-table conversation seems like a bit much this early in the game. But maybe he really really likes you? I'll be curious to know how it goes.

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