Sitting out on the deck in the late afternoon, watching the shadows lengthen. Seems days have gotten maybe 20 minutes longer since the winter solstice. It’s a lovely afternoon. Was quite warm today, warm enough for the shorts and flip-flops to come back out.
I had a very pleasant date this morning for coffee. Actually was quite pleasantly surprised. We talked as equals, it was quite nice. He’s an interesting man, with an interesting life. I think he found me the same way. He brought his dog with him, which you can do in Gulfport to outdoor cafes. Fell in love with the dog. He said when he goes to visit his daughter at college, she always wants to know if the dog is coming. After awhile, I said, “I’m going to be like your daughter, and if you ask me out in the boat I’ll want to know if Milo (the dog) is coming!” He laughed, and said something like, “, You’ll be saying, if we break up can I still see Milo?” We talked for about 2 hours h and when we finished, he kissed me, twice, as we said good-bye. He asked me if I’d like to go sailing. And I laughed, answering, UM, Yeah! He smiled and said, “I didn’t think you’d say no.” I’d like him with or without the boat, though. He’s someone who really does have a life, and is not gonna fall in love with me on the first date. Enough of those, lol.
One of the things that attracted me to him was his pictures showed him having FUN, and that he had a sense of humor. He’s really not so hung up on things. Just was looking for something to talk about.
I went to Home Depot after I got home, and he texted me while I was there, that he really enjoyed the coffee, and we’ll have to plan some “boat time” soon. I told him I’d love that, that I thoroughly enjoyed the morning, and would bring the food and wine. LOL.
But, I’ll have to wait and see if I hear from him again. No expectations here, though he seemed sincere. He could change his mind. Whatever. It was a nice date, that’s all.
My sister gave me some lights for my deck for Christmas. They’re a string of shell lights, little LED’s I think, inside shells. Anyway, I finally got the outdoor extension cord, and put them up today. I’m excited to see how they look in the dark!
I may go to my sister’s on Sunday, though it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a nice day. Chance of a t-storm I think, or just rain. I talked to her today for the first time since my friends were all here, and I’m kind of missing her and her hubby. And the pool, lol. She wants to come back here and go to the Salvador Dali museum too. There is an exhibit there now of Freda Kahlo’s work which we’d both like to see.
It’s been a nice day, really nice, all day. Love and light.