July 8, 2015

Today I took a flight and visited my dad and step-mother. It was good seeing them again! Even so, I was very impressed with myself at the level of feigned interest I was able to show at the inconsequential things that they are proud of. My step-mother’s garden and my dad’s home improvements were of little interest to me, but I was surprisingly able to not only pretend to be interested, but to do so convincingly. Maybe it’s part of my finally growing up.

I finally met Oliver today. When I saw him, he gave me a hug, which was awkward because I don’t like hugging people I’ve never met before. We had a lot of good conversations, but at the same time we revealed much about ourselves. Yeah, I fully recognize that I have issues.   Oliver, as it turns out, has issues too. Generally, I’d be okay with that, but his issues would be difficult to deal with in a relationship.  He was also difficult to read, but it didn’t seem like he was attracted to me.  After he dropped me off we hugged (it was less awkward now) and we said good night.

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Relationship:  I think I did really well with my dad and step-mom today.  I also had good conversations with Oliver.

Meditation: I had to wake up so early for my flight that I didn’t meditate.

Sleep: I slept 2 hours last night.

Exercise:  I walked for maybe 15 minutes.

Diet: I followed my diet as much as I could.  I think some salad dressing I had had sugar in it and I had some beans in my chili.  Minor stuff.

De-cluttering and cleaning:  I did neither because I wasn’t home to do it.

Hygiene:  I was showered and I brushed my teeth today.

Mood and temperament:  My mood was good, but I was very tired. My temperament was good.

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