Sometimes I think I scare people off. I tend to be a good judge of character and if I like people and trust them, I am generally very warm and caring towards them. I guess this is a little intense for some. Really, I’m not expecting them to become my best friend in the whole world or marry me and have my babies*. I promise I’m not. Still, I suppose my natural affection and inclination to do nice things for my friends can make some people a little nervous, if not claustrophobic. I’m not willing to try to suppress my fondness for life, the world and people, so it’s just a fact of being friends with Dinah:
If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.
I’ll miss you if you go though. 🙂
*Yeah, ok, so I have a womb, but I sure as hell ain’t carrying some parasite around in my body for 9 months. Uh uh, no way. And I wouldn’t ask anyone else to do it for me. Actually, I’d have a bit of a problem if someone really wanted to because I’m not particularly keen on parenthood. I respect it in others, particularly my mother 😉 , but it isn’t for me. Maybe I’ll adopt a 25 year old in a decade or so.
I love the spring! I should have gotten up at 7 whatever when I woke up, but instead I stayed in bed and had dreamy dreams and watched the morning sun dance around my room and then I chatted with Peter a bit and read my email. So, I thought, I really better go to work, but I’ll just step out on the balcony and see how my little seedlings are doing and they are all looking great, but there’s still that middle row down the planter and, gosh, it’s a lovely day and the soil is perfect and I still have these other seeds… I just planted more sweet peas in the left-hand planter and nasturtiums and tomatos down the middle of the other two. Going to have some delicious salads this summer! Now I’ll go to work. I’m awfully glad it’s Friday. 🙂
Oh, that bit above about being intense isn’t directed at anyone in particular, just some thoughts sparked by an insightful letter from my dear friend Kristin.