It turned really lovely this weekend. It's not fair, in some ways. We need rain. We haven't had enough this winter and that's not good. There's already a wild fire down in southern CA this year. That's way too early. But at the same time, it was wonderful to be out in short sleeves and enjoying the nice weather.
My allergies were better on Sunday. I have thought about getting shots. My doctor and I talked about the possibility last time I was in, but she wants me to try a consistent regimen before getting them. And when I am consistent, I don't have as much of a problem.
I had Saturday and Sunday on my own...S was preparing a presentation for a student group on Saturday and was spending the day with SS on Sunday. Saturday I mostly was on the computer. I was looking into allergy stuff...and I joined Tribe.net. If any of you are members, feel free to look me up. I'm listed under "Spins," of course. I also joined under my name, so that I can connect to people for my practice.
Sunday morning, I decided to check out this dance event that happens every Sunday from 11-1 at Ashkenaz (a music venue in Berkeley). Basically, they put on music, charge a cover, and you come in and dance. It's a really mixed crowd. The music was great. There was no one trying to pick people up. Most people came as singles, so I didn't feel self-concious that I was there alone. It was a lot of fun. I danced for an hour and it felt great!
I went and had some lunch, then went to REI (conveniently just across the street from Ashkenaz). REI made me a little grumpy. I'm trying to be more active. Some of the things that I see in the store are accessible to me, but because of my size some are not. We are planning to go kayaking, for instance, in April, but I'm concerned about whether I can sit comfortably in a kayak. The weight that I carry is almost all in my butt and thighs, so this is a very real worry. And don't get me started on the lack of plus size active wear! Still it was interesting to see all the food that you just add water to and cook, along with random camping stuff.
I came home for shopping, cleaning and laundry. Then had a lovely evening just chilling out. Yesterday went by way too fast.
I have to say that I'm fascinated by how Hammer and Hyde struggle to understand my relationship. I wonder how other people experience reading about this as well. If anyone has specific questions or would like to share their experience of reading about my relationship, I would love to hear it.
I sometimes wonder if the confusion comes not just from the form the relationship takes, but because of who S, himself, is. I've really never known anyone like him. He calls me a strange girl, but he really is a strange boy. He's an introvert, but always needs to be engaged in some way with something. He's got an incredibly wide range of interests. I am, of course, still in a honeymoon phase with him, but I do know that he isn't perfect.
Anyway, I'd welcome comments or questions and do my best to answer them.