I have to say 2009 was a very odd year for me. I think it was The Year Of The Returning Man. You know it all started with Dale showing up after about 14 years. That was just mind-blowing and unfortunately didn't turn out well. Then, this summer I ran into a fellow I dated about 16 years ago. He hadn't changed much. Still about as worthless as he was back then. Not much on working but big on taking advantage of what he can. He did offer to come eat my food and have sex with me though. Not to worry gentle readers...it didn't take much to resist that offer. I was slightly impressed with his gall however. I mean, I remember 16 years ago and he didn't have that much to offer then, IF you know what I mean! I wonder sometimes just how desperate some men think women are. I just wanted to say, Pfff! Get away from me before the construction worker comes out. And no..that's not the only thing I look for but he just had that smarmy, sleazy attitude.
Then, for the past couple of months, a guy I dated about 10 years ago has been calling persistently. He has visited and I enjoy his company but I'm not much interested in really getting back together. I gave it my all the first time and it didn't work out.
There were also several friends from years back to come calling. It was nice to hear from most of them but kinda odd too. When most of them found out what I did for a living and other such stuff about my life they quickly disappeared again. Kinda makes you feel odd, ya know. I mean, they contacted me. Anyway, it really doesn't matter.
So, it was a weird sort of year. Started out not being able to get any time off from work and ended up out of work completely. More people gone forever that had always been around. Allen is off in another country. He met a very nice lady from England he is apparently quite taken with. On the other hand, my family still gripes on me every chance they get. I don't think that will ever change.
I do have a few goals for the new year: I would like to completely finish this half of the house. Completely. I would like to have a successful garden this year and be able to get some chickens.
I don't think that's too much to ask for a year's time.
*one of the very few Bob Dylan songs that I actually like to hear him sing.