Friday, October 27, 2006

It's official. I have "Schmuck Magnet" on my forehead. Paul was one also!!! Good grief. I'm sorry but you do not tell someone you have only seen 3 times that you are in love with them!!! There were other issues but suffice it to say...I ended it. Too many fricking red flags with him.
Why do I date? Why do I put myself through this crap? Isn't there a decent man out there? A man who isn't addicted to online porn, who isn't abusive, who isn't controlling??? A normal man. That is all I ask. My dating history is littered with freaks, geeks and....well freaks. Good grief....I hate dating.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Well things just get better and better. I called my mom last night and the conversation was pretty much about Paul. I know...shocking huh? Yeah right. LOL I gave her the basics about him and she was impressed. We got onto the subject of past boyfriends....Darren in general. My parents had no use for Darren whatsoever. Mom told me that when Darren started alienating me from my family she knew that I was being abused. Not in the physical sense but emotional and mental. She said that he had such control over me and when that happened she wanted nothing to do with him and she began a prayer chain for the relationship to end. Well...the prayer chain worked. We broke up within a month of the chain starting. Ah...the power of prayer.
During our conversation the subject of Christmas came up. She said that I should talk to Paul and all of us come down there for Christmas. WOW!!! Did that shock the heck out of me. Not something I expected from my mom. Especially after everything I have gone through. Mom knows how tightly I shut down after Darren. There must have been something in my voice or there was something I said that hinted to her that Paul is a good man. Well...he is. :)
I told Paul what my mom said and his response was "GREAT!!! Let's pack up the girls and head on down there!". Again...WOW!!! I know it sounds like we are rushing things. We aren't. We are taking things slow and getting to know one another. We are just making some plans and if my parents approve then it's all going to be great and there is nothing left to do but continue writing the amazing story of Tracey and Paul. :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Whee!!!! It worked...:)





Monday, October 16, 2006

Well the previous date I mentioned fell through. I wasn't too heartbroken about it. Just something about him made me uncomfortable. BUT....I did meet someone new. His name is Paul and he is just amazing. *sigh* Yes my dear friends I am dating someone. *collective gasp heard from everyone* :) It was a great weekend and here are the highlights...
Friday the girls and I left Yak-hell around 3:00 and got to Wenatchee around 5'ish. Sherri's (a new friend who wanted to date idiot boy...Darren but he thought she was too young and we ended up becoming great friends) mom was at her place so we chatted, had some dinner and then Sherri and I got ready to go out for a few hours. We both looked pretty darned hot for mama's. LOL We went to the Red Robin for dinner and that is where Sherri had a Peach Daquiri which equals Rum. After that we headed to The Buzz Inn over in East Wenatchee and she had a Seabreeze which equals Vodka. She was ok until she had a Watermelon Margarita which would equal Tequila. By the 3rd sip from that drink...Sherri was telling me things that had me laughing so hard my tummy hurt. So we have come to the conclusion that rum, vodka and tequila makes a truth serum for her. LOL We got back to her apartment before midnight and that was plenty late for us. She pretty much passed out when we got there.
Saturday was by far the best day I have had in a very long time. We got up and ready to head to the park and take some pictures (see my new pictures that are posted). Paul met us at Riverfront Park and we walked from there to Walla Walla Point Park. For those of you who don't know Wenatchee....THAT IS A HECK OF A LONG WALK!!! We had so much fun talking, goofing off and just enjoying the beautiful fall day. It was in the low to mid 70's yesterday so it was gorgeous!!! After walking to Walla Walla Point and then back to Riverside we left and went to Dusty's for lunch. I know...surprised ya didn't it? LOL We got it to go though because we had Jeffery with us and I don't think that Dusty's would appreciate us bringing him into the restaurant. Poor little Jeffery. We took our lunch to Memorial Park so Sherri could get more pics there. Lunch was good...well it was Dusty's so of course it was good. :) Company was good and Saturday was just plain good. My girls really liked Paul and Sherri really liked Paul. So much...that Kyla asked him if he will come have Thanksgiving dinner with us. Guess what? He will be joining us for Thanksgiving. Sherri and Dee are also coming to Yaki-hell to have Thanksgiving with us. No lonely Thanksgiving!!! Wheeee!!!!
Paul left us early to head back to Yaki-hell and get some stuff taken care of down here. He commutes from Wenatchee to Yakima but will be getting an apartment in Wenatchee within the next 2 weeks. He loves it up there as much as I do. He will be buying a house sometime in the next year so looks like I'll be spending time in Wenatchee. I am not complaining at all. LOL
We took a few pictures at Memorial Park and headed back to Sherri's. Dee wasn't feeling too great so it was an early day for them. The girls and I headed to Goodwill and I found Kyla's halloween costume. A poodle skirt, white shirt, a scarf to tie around her neck and a lettermans sweater with the letter and everything. Found a really cute puppy carrier for Jeffery and a few other odds and ends. Did really well at Goodwill but I always do well at Goodwill. Today we were going to go back to Walla Walla Point and take more pictures but sadly the clouds had come in and it was windy and raining. Sherri got some shots of Kyla playing with Jeffery but I couldn't stand the wind and rain anymore so we came home. Paul had given us some gift certificates to Papa John's (he got them through his job and no he doesn't work for Papa John's. LOL) and I stopped to get a pizza. I forgot how much I liked Papa John's pizza!!! Yummmmy!!!!!!!!
My weekend went very very well. I spent it with my kids, my dear friend Sherri and the man I'm excited to spend more time with. Now to make the menu and plans for Thanksgiving. I will make a full holiday dinner but Jordin has requested fried spam also. LOL Gotta love that kid.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I have a date tomorrow. *gasp* Shocking huh? Believe me...surprised myself with this one. We just started talking this past weekend. I figured that I don't want to waste his time and mine with lots of emails and phone calls. Just meet and if we hit it off...great. If not...no harm done. This dating stuff sucks. Hopefully this will be the last man I have a "first" date with for a long time. So far all is going well. He is good looking, 6'3", teddy bear type (doesn't mean he is fat but just a big guy...he is 6 foot 3 inches ya know!!!), 2 kids (boy and girl), country boy, same interests as me and he thinks I'm hot! LOL That last part is the perfect reason to date him huh? ;) We shall see how it goes. No jumping into anything. One day at a time.