My darling daughter has been out of town for the past week scuba diving in Mexico with her father. I was planning to take some time to relax, work on my end of the year accounting and generally chill but failed miserably. Instead I began the time of being single without the mom part attached by going to dinner and a show with B4. It was a perfectly fine evening but somehow I found myself getting inexplicably irritated about 3/4 of the way through. He is really nice but might be a bit to eager to “be right for me” rather than just be himself. Anyway dinner was delish, he is great at choosing restaurants.
On Friday and Saturday night I performed in a charity benefit and on Sunday made my way to DC to visit a dear woman friend and meet up with B7, someone I grew up with and with whom I recently connected. We spent two fun filled days in DC (separate hotel rooms and no hanky panky- seriously). He is financially secure, sarcastically funny, a professional and is very accommodating. We went to the Shakespeare Theatre to see “Much Ado About Nothing” (which was fantastic), out to 1789 for dinner, The Four Seasons for a glass of bubbles, the next day went for a long walk, saw some art, skated on the mall, dined at Martins (wonderful oyster stew) and had our Tarot cards read. It was a fun way to get to know each other. He definitely shows care for what I care about but I am unsure if the communication piece is truly there and I am a little concerned about the role of alcohol in his life. He is also technically still married which makes me very uncomfortable at this time though I have made it clear that we can only be friends without benefits until a signed separation agreement is produced and if it is appropriate for me at that time to change that status.
Wednesday I had lunch (second date) with B6. I was very tired as I had little sleep on Tuesday night but he was lovely. I really like his even keeled manner and the way he talks about his two children (he has a son and a daughter, both in their 20’s). He also is involved in some major community service. This man intrigues me because he is clear in his communication (so far), and complex. He has a strong spiritual side that is compatible with my beliefs but is perhaps a bit conservative while being quite tolerant of other’s opinions. He is refreshingly sane and seems comfortable in his own skin. He is also athletic and supports the arts.
B6 has since invited me to a UVA basketball game but I was unavailable. He has mentioned a desire to get together next week.