Monday, January 21, 2008

the year 2008 in review

OK so its only been three weeks but I had to recap what's been going on! So much, in fact, that i haven't been a very good blogger.

Considering I've had the water pipes freeze up in my house, electricity go out 5 times in 2 days (for several hours at a time), the fan quitting on the woodstove and not having any heat, sick goats, water lines in the barn having to be thawed out daily, lack of snow removal work in January, etc....a lot has been building up.

In all of that high stress, I met someone :)

The day before NYE I met this person online, and we chatted and then talked on the phone for hours. I asked them out on a date and they accepted and we went out on NYD for movie and supper following. We hit it off! We had a lot in common, a connection, with mutual feelings. FINALLY I found someone that can stimulate educated conversations, while making me laugh and smile. Its been an amazing few weeks.

Then I get a phone call tonight saying we need to step back, its going to fast, we need to slow down and think about it all as it has indeed been a whirlwind of a new relationship. I'm all about taking it slow, but I must admit it came as a shock to me. for who knows how long we are not going to communicate so we can figure everything out. While I appreciate the honesty and the straigh forwardness, i still feel like I've been dumped, even though it hasn't been that long.

this blog will be deleted soon as I don't like putting my feelings out on the line, or on the web so to speak. But i needed to vent. It was because of this new relationship that i've been so busy, and so happy, even though the farm itself has been high stress. Now I don't have much to be excited about *SIGH*


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh dear, you HAVE had the downs and ups and downs already this year! I'm sorry to hear that such a promising relationship hit the brakes so soon, but maybe "they" (I'm not sure how many you are dating - hee!) will realize what a great guy you are after thinking about it for a bit. If not, there must be someone better!

Nancy K. said...

This is the time you turn to your animals and friends for comfort and love. What about all those incredible Corgis you have? I've never seen such beautiful representatives of the breed! I know that it hurts to get your hopes up, only to have them dashed, but that is onely ONE aspect of what seems to be (from an outsider's perspective) a pretty darned good life!

I don't mean to come across as lecturing, Garrett. I really meant to be supportive! I'll say a prayer for you and hope that you can find happiness in all the good things in your life...

You have lots of friends who care.

Bill Stearman said...

Boy, could WE talk Garrett!!

Life does go on, and you get stronger each time it happens. Just be happy with who and what you are. If this person has issues ... they are theirs, and have nothing to do with you.

And yes, Nancy ... the animals DO help ... a lot.

Hugs, my friend.

Kathy said...

Amen to the above, Garrett! I think all your friends would agree that you're too good a person...and weren't fully appreciated by this person. It's hard though, I know. You've just got to believe that THE person is out there...this was just a practice run. And remember...your friends and all your animals believe in you.


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