A life of temptation
I love the Spring. Spring seems to me like it is full of incredible temptations. I love the temptations of Spring.
Spring is when the tastiest fruits and vegetables are out. Spring is when we are pulled outside into the wonderful weather. Spring is when people start to leave their homes and meet other people. Spring is when we start to think about going on vacation. Spring is fantastic.
Lately, we have been gorging ourselves on incredible strawberries. My kids have wanted to wear shorts and sandals. We are so ready for a picnic, we could pop.
My kids and I have re-discovered all the outdoor activities that we love. We have befriended someone with a swing set and the most amazing slide. We have made plans for months.
Beyond the kids, I am feeling the Spring. A friend of mine was talking to me about how we should go on vacation. It didn't matter that it will be quite a while before I could go on vacation and my friend already has vacation plans, it was fun to talk about.
And then, there are the men. Maybe I have Spring fever. Maybe I've just been prompted by a signed agreement that has the word "divorce" on it, but I am suddenly noticing attractive men everywhere.
I'm still married. I'm actually enjoying the focus on my kids and my career. But I have been separated for a year and it seems to be taking a toll on my brain.
At the beginning of this divorce crap, I told my mom, "I'm not really going to meet someone in my living room." At the time, I never got a day where I wasn't at work or had the kids.
Now, I am meeting people everywhere. I'm bumping into attractive men at the grocery store, the bookstore, the park. Maybe I've lost that "married and harried" look, but these lovely men are interested. It is flattering. And confusing.
So maybe one day soon, I will put on my shorts and sandals and go out....with my kids.....for a picnic at the park.