I didn’t see Tony on Friday night as we had originally planned. His work went later than expected (he had given me advance warning of this) and didn’t finish until well after midnight.
My son was with my parents, away for the weekend. I was to join them on Saturday.
I chose to use my alone time to tackle some crap in the house, and to just be…alone. It hasn’t happened much lately, and sometimes I just need my space. While I appreciated the time alone, I’m frustrated with my every-two-week dating pattern with Tony. We are supposed to have a “real” date this Friday. And he might do a late night visit tomorrow night. I really really hope so.
So Saturday and Sunday I spent with almost 20 friends and family at a rental property a little over an hour outside the city. I spoke with a girlfriend for the bulk of the ride there. One thing I said in passing was it was funny I hadn’t heard from P/Shenanigans since we saw each other last month. It seemed to me that perhaps he just had to get me out of his system one last time.
It’s funny how the universe works. Sunday morning I woke up to a text that he had sent at 1am:
“Hi Ann, I hope you’re well. I’m sure you are.”
I did respond and we had very neutral back-and-forth texting throughout the day. Classic.
When my son and I got home on Sunday, we chilled out in front of the television. As I was making dinner, I heard a familiar voice on TV.
I told my son I knew him, which he thought was really funny. I took a picture of the TV screen and sent a text to him saying “look! you are in my TV!”
…and then realized I sent it to the wrong man. Another man with the same first name.
My first thought was that it was #63 on my slept-with list. Which would be unfortunate because he wanted to see me again. Way too young for me.
So when he responded right away with “lol” I just said “whoops, sorry”.
He asked how I was and whether I knew the other person that was on the TV. Then he proceeded to apologise for never getting back to me, that his wife was ill and his girlfriend’s mother passed away. In that moment I realized it wasn’t that guy, it was that other guy.
This one was someone I met on FetLife and had reached out as someone who could potentially give me the low-down on submission and an introduction to the Fetish scene. He wasn’t particularly someone I was interested in being intimate with – dude’s got a wife and girlfriend already. He was one of multiple guys who bailed on me back in the beginning of December (he was my lunch appointment), and I never heard back.
So we chatted back and forth a bit and then he asked me out for coffee. I was vague about my schedule (it’s really bad this week, every day is back-to-back meetings) and I am just not feeling it right now. But we’ll see.
I just remembered Mercury is in retrograde. January 21 through February 11. That might explain some things 🙂