I have heard the mermaids singing, and they were rockin’ out

So, as I said, I spent the weekend in the company of some new friends, one of whom I can officially say is my new sweetie. She got me up one morning to go walk down by the beach and say hello to some of our playful cousins. They weren’t out every morning, but the dolphins liked to get up early and do some calisthenics. I think this falls under the sloth category – true, you do have to get up early to see them, but once you’re out there you just have to sit on a bench, sip your coffee, and watch for them to jump up. It’s a very low-energy endeavor.
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Gluttony was a big topic too, and let me tell you it’s not easy. I tried out several new recipies this week, including ribolita, potato cheddar soup, and this coffee cake. It didn’t come smoothly out of the pan, but it was very, very tasty.
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Between the sloth and the gluttony, there were some episodes of lust. Oh boy, were there. I’d love to tell you stories or show you pictures, but I’d have to start charging. Let’s just say I had to do a lot of stretching and take plenty of Advil to cope with muscle soreness.

There was also much reading and much knitting. I finished Cold Dark Matter, which was a fun read, and got through the latest Harry Potter. I also read the beginning of a pulp sci-fi novel I had on my Clié before the batteries died. And between me and my sweetie, we knit up a storm. There shall be socks and hats and shawls for loved ones this fall, oh yes.
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And then one morning, I woke up and it was time to go. I deliberately kept my mind off work and coming home all week, and it feels like it lasted forever. It also feels like it passed in the blink of an eye. I hope I get to do it again.
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  1. Suzy Says:

    I certainly understand that. I am so glad for you.

  2. David Says:

    Thanks, Suzy. I’m probably not going to be posting any pics any time soon; I need to run that by her first.

  3. Suzy Says:

    So…. where’s the picture of the sweetie? Or the happy couple? I’m soooo happy for you! You deserve her and you certainly are a “sweetie,” so she deserves someone like you! :)

  4. Gwen Says: