Butterflies, Ponies, and Rainbows

Oh bloody hell. When will this cold go away? It’s been 8 days now. I can’t sleep at night, because I can’t stop coughing. I can’t get anything accomplished during the day, because I can’t sleep at night. Last week I was told not to come to work, everyone is paranoid about H1N1 even though I only have a cold. Actually, half of my office has been out sick, even more today. I’m back today but have already gotten some dirty looks so I’ll probably leave at noon- hell I’ve been here since 6:15!! I came in early to catch up on some stuff I didn’t get to last week (since I was at home) but when I got here I was informed that the system I needed is down for reporting. Bugger!! Maybe I will request access to all my programs to work from home.

Complain, complain, complain… I know.

On the bright side, I had a nice weekend back home. It was good to get in some fresh mountain air instead of this city crap I’m always breathing (more complaining). It was good to see my Dad, spend some time with my Brother, and eat loooots of Sauerkraut! Yumm yumm!!

So I’ve finally agreed to go out with Mr. McClingy… as FRIENDS only. We’re going to go for a bite to eat on Wednesday after work. We’ve been chatting a little every day, and he’s gotten a lot better. If I tell him I’m busy, he leaves me alone. He asks me before he calls, and… this sounds familiar- have I blogged about this already? Oh well! lol… anyway, I told him I don’t think we’d be a good match as a couple, but we could be friends. He said that’s fine but that it was hardly fair for me to make that decision before meeting him. I think he’s secretly hoping I’ll meet him and fall for him. Oh well, we’ll see. I’m not counting on anything, in fact… I’ve already got my mind pretty made up that I DON’T want to date him so he’ll be hard pressed to change it. Though- I do have to say, everything I’ve told him was a problem for me he’s seemed to work on. First I told him he seemed bitter because he was always bitching about his ex (he’s about to get a divorce- I thought he was already divorced when we started talking)… so he’s stopped talking about that completely which is good. I told him he seemed too pessimistic, so he’s gotten happier. I told him he was too all over the place and hyper active… he does have ADHD (which is an issue for me, I’ve done the mental illness thing before- not doing it again) but he has calmed down, seems to be on even ground now. I told him he needed to slow it down and back off a bit, and he has done that as well. I will grant him some credit for those things, and say maybe we can be friends- but a relationship would be unlikely. Besides- he’s 6’3″ and I’m only 5’5″… awkward!!