2018-03-15 Ohhh the Ides

One doesn’t have to look too far to find why this day in history has been marked with a black cloud .. for Ceasar and for my Family. Every year we sort of hold our breath waiting for March to pass. I don’t want to repeat myself and I wrote a little about it last year. If you are interested, last years post is Here.

I’m hoping to balance all that out (as much as one could) with my 4th date with Bachelor #15. He’s going to cook me dinner at his house and then we are going to watch that movie we planned to watch on our second date but ran out of time. I’m really looking forward to it.

I think having a 4th date breaks some sort of record. I’m cautiously hopeful about this guy. He seems awesome and I keep daydreaming about the future. Something in the back of my head can’t help but be skeptical though. Is this the date where he decides he’s not that into me and tomorrow “poof” he’s gone?

I wasn’t like this a year ago so it’s definitely the dating scene that’s caused this paranoia. To be fair, a year ago I was still trying really hard to get over my ex and not think about him every damn day. I think it was June that I downloaded the Bumble dating app and started swiping.

I’ve decided that if this new guy decides to exit stage left, that’s it for Bumble. I’ve sealed that deal by deleting the app. I don’t really have a plan B other than to just take a break from that madness for a while. Dating should be fun, and it hasn’t been. That being stated, every interaction with Bachelor #15 has been really great so far.. fun, perfect dates, great conversation, balanced. He’s checking all the boxes and making me smile.. that’s how it’s supposed to be!! 😊

Until our dinner date tonight at his house, I have all day in an empty, quiet house to get some work done. It’s been a while and I’m very much looking forward to the break. I’m a little behind this week on things for work (all self imposed deadlines), but in the next few days I’ll be able to dig in and concentrate.

In any case, I’m going to minimize my chances of running into any soothsayers today by staying close to home. I don’t need anyone telling me to “Beware the Ides”. And if I get murdered tonight like Ceasar did, then wont that be just the grandest irony ever! 😜

Here’s to Shakespeare,

~Miss SugarCookie

2017-03-15 Beware the Ides of March

Here it is again.. The Ides of March. I’m not really a superstitious person, but there’s a black cloud that hangs over this day in history and I tend to tread a little more cautiously because of it.

According to the almighty wiki:

The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii)[1] is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.[2]

For more… “The Ides of March”

For me personally, this day has been marked with events that also have been impactful to my life and the lives of people around me.

On March 15th, my dad had a heart attack. He lived to tell about it but it was the last day he ever smoked a cigarette and he’s been a much healthier person ever since. That’s his story to tell and not mine, but it shook us all and was a grave reminder that life is short and that we should cherish the ones we love and be healthy for our sake and theirs.

In 2009, my marriage was falling apart and I made the decision to leave. That was probably the most difficult decision of my entire life thus far.

In 2010, it was the day my divorce was final. It was just him and I in the courtroom that day (no lawyers) surrounded by lots of other strangers also untying knots. We held hands because it was too much. It was the final turning point in our story. Life would never be the same again.

There have been other things that have happened to other people around me and not for me personally, but it’s enough to heed the warning of the soothsayer.

I’ve got an interesting day ahead of me. I have lots of work to get done and a couple of meet-ups that I’m really looking forward to. I’m sure it will all speed by and, if the fates allow, I will be waking up on March 16th having survived the Ides again.

Until Tomorrow,
Miss SugarCookie