Saturday, January 21, 2006

What a week.

It's late and I can't sleep. I'm sitting here on my sofa in the dark with my laptop. The light from my 'puter makes everything behind it pitch black but occasionally, I can see the reflection of kitty's eyes looking at me. It's sort of eerie.

This has been an interesting week. I had a customer that had submitted a signed lease, deposit etc. on a cute townhome. The landlord had accepted the offer. After about a week or so, the landlord backed out of the deal (he had not signed the contract) hoping to get a better deal down the road; and so now I'm trying to help my customers find a new place. This week, they could only look at night, so I've been getting in at 8:00. Tomorrow afternoon we go out again, so I hope we find them something. I'm losing sleep over these guys.

And interestingly enough, I had given Krystyn a lot of thought. I started the week worried about her and thinking of ways to encourage her through her disappointment. A couple of times I woke up with that on my mind. What I think is so interesting is that I've grown to care about someone I've never met. These are people who will probably never enter my physical universe but have actually had some sort of impact on my life.

My friend, Dawn and I went out to happy hour at a place called Arturo's then we went to Canyon Cafe for dinner. Yummy, I recommend their Chicken Enchilada's Suiza, I litterally cleaned the plate. I was hungry as I realized when we sat down that it had been 48 hours since I last ate....I was so busy on Thursday I forgot to eat. We had a really nice time. Dawn has many qualities I admire and I hope that I learn from her.

I'm going to try to go back to sleep.

13 comments:

Amy said...

I don't think I have ever, ever in my entire life forgotten to eat. Sometimes I don't eat because I'm too busy, but I'm always conscious of the fact that I'm not eating.

A Girl From Texas said...

It's actually a first for me.

Freebird said...

I've been so sick that I haven't eaten, but I've never forgotten.

I hope you find your clients a new home soon. 8 p.m. is late. Too late to just be getting home from work.

Freebird said...

I do care about my blogger buddies too. If they don't post for a while I wonder what's happened to them and hope they're okay cause I would never know. The fact that IF something horrible happened to them and I'd never know about it bugs me.

Amy said...

Well people for sure wouldn't know what happened to me, as my hubby STILL doesn't know I have this blog and so it wouldn't cross his mind to post a message (I don't think he would even if he did, though). Actually, it wouldn't be that hard to figure out what happened, I'm sure it'd wind up in the Juneau paper. Anything happening up here is big news that warrants at least a blip.

A Girl From Texas said...

You know Amy, i always wondered if he knew about your post. I was going to ask you the other day, I don't know what it is that made me think to ask. It's funny you mention it though.

Eaf and Chris know of each others blogs. His is mostly about Hockey but she talks about him on occasion on her blog.

Amy said...

The longer I don't tell him, the madder he'll be that I didn't, so I keep not telling him. It just is a cycle. I don't think he would be mad at anything that I write. It is all stuff that he knows about, and he knows that I'm being silly. I think of it kind of as, if I had my own little newspaper column these are things I'd write about. If he knew about the blog I probably wouldn't write as much about his family and friends. But he also knows that I only complain about the people that I like. He has friends I really don't like at all and I don't post about them ever. It's not entirely inconsistent that I don't tell him. When I use to write freelance for the newspapers here I told him I didn't want him to read anything that I wrote. He said he wasn't going to do that, so I said okay well you just can never comment to me about it.

I actually thought he found it on the computer yesterday. I usually clear the browser history and I went to bed the night before and forgot. He was on the computer in the morning and when I woke up he was being weird. But he was just tired and antsy to leave for his trip. If he had found it I don't think he would read it secretly and never say anything. He'd just tell me he was hurt that I hadn't told him about it. I've actually even thought of starting a "new" one and then telling him about it b/c it's starting to get ridiculous!

Amy said...

Oh, but he does NOT know that I peeked at his e-mail. He would NOT like that at all. I may even take that one down, just in case he finds it.

A Girl From Texas said...

Ah, it was the snoopy story that made me wonder if he knew about your blog.

Yeah, i'm not ready yet to break out of total anonymoty (sp?). One day, I'll feel frisky and adventurous and I'll just post my pic or something.

Cathy said...

The only time I've ever forgotten to eat was when I went through clinical depression years ago. That was the silver lining...I got down to a size 7!

I hate to think about how I would feel if one of my blogging buddies just up and quit blogging. There is one blog I read regularly by a woman my age who has terminal cancer. She hasn't posted since Jan. 8 and I think she may be to a point in her illness that she no longer can or she has passed away. I hope I'm able to face the end of my life the way she has.

I have two friends who know about my blog. One of them would post a comment I'm sure cause they both know it would be important to me.

If Any ever fades away I suppose we will have to check the papers for something that happened to someone named Amy. If Nora fades away we will be checking the Houston papers.

gft, I'd have no idea where to check if you stopped blogging. I would have to let my imagination take over. I'd just picture you in the arms of wealthy, handsome man with a big grin on your face. Hopefully when any of us stop blogging it will be because life became too good to be bothered with it any longer.

eaf said...

I constantly forget to eat. Unfortunately, I make up for it often by eating everything in the house or wherever I happen to be at the moment once my body finally says, "HEY, DUMMY! EAT SOMETHING!!"

Chris would certainly post about me and vice-versa if something happened. I couldn't have a blog and not tell Chris about it, as I'm hopelessly interested in what he has to say about my posts. Besides, one of the best things about us both having blogs is we sometimes get to see the same incident from each others' point of view. And generally, with the exception of those of you reading THIS who have ventured over to my corner of the net, the only people reading our blogs are family and friends. And they never let us keep a blog secret from the other. :-)

Chris said...

Besides, Elizabeth is a bad liar and I would know something was up immediately.

Freebird said...

If anything ever happened to me, John would comment about it. I'm sure of that.