Sometimes the best lessons are learned from good people. (aka Not everyone is related to the devil.)

I’ve been reeling for weeks from some rather turbulent times.  I’ve come to realize that I’m paddling on a rather large and fast moving raging river and I simply need to right myself, find my center and hold on tight.

And so I am.

I’ve also realized that the lovely time I spent with Mr. Darcy was just that; a very lovely time.  He really was a very good man who taught me that there are men out in the world who are gentleman, who are kind, thoughtful and hard working.  He couldn’t help it that the love of his life came back into his life at a kind of inopportune moment for me, but therein lies part of the lesson.  The other part? That I need to be open minded about whatever this world has to offer; that there really are great people out there and I never know what might be around the corner.  (And yes, Mr. D.  I wish you only the best- a long and happy life with a wonderful woman.  That's what you truly deserve. )

I feel a bit like Meg Ryan in “You’ve Got Mail”, when she’s jumping up and down in her store pretending to box.  I have picked myself up and am ready to fight back. I’ve put together a response to the (outrageous) demands of the ex-landlord, and await a reply from the powers that be. I’ve done what I can do and will see what happens.

I will refrain from sharing any details about what may have been a lovely date, (“MOM! You have to STOP sharing your personal life!”)  and will TRY to keep my mouth shut lest I jinx myself.  Let’s just say that the sun is beginning to shine a bit brighter, my heart is mending and I am smiling MUCH more than not these days. 

And all in all, that’s pretty damn great.


Unknown said...

BRAVO,VM,BRAVO. Now THAT is the girl I remember!!!

ArtWithAnAttitude said...

So glad to hear that the sun is shining brighter in the corner of the world

Brian Miller said...

glad you are smiling more...
and had a good date...smiles.

Critty Critty Bang Bang said...

Here's to really absorbing life's lessons!

Scope said...

I hope that when you're asked "Tell me how you spent your summer vacation", your only response is a demure blush.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I take my hat off to you VM. I'd be a lunatic but you have such grace.
xxo jj

Japolina said...

Sorry that it didn't work out with Darcy but your attitude is healthy. There are nice men out there. Yours will come when it's time xoxo

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You are so right about the lessons of life. Hard to be in the middle of one, though. God bless you.

TerraD said...

So glad you're smiling! Best of luck with that landlord. :(

Cora said...

Go to the mattresses!

(God, I love You've Got Mail.)

ChiTown Girl said...

Mmmm...I'm intrigued...

I think you SHOULD share every little detail so the rest of us can live vicariously through you and your stories.


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with ChiTown girl...some of us most certainly need to live vicariously to have some fun!

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