Bikes, the Gym and Work part 2

Thanks everyone for your good advice.

I’m going to look for a bike at the goodwill and maybe hit some yardsales.  Believe it or not, the Goodwill and other thrift shops in my neighborhood are a little pricier than you would think because it’s trendy to go “thrifting” now!  So I think a yardsale or craigslist might be the thing.  I’ll look at the Goodwill though…I’m there at least once a week. (I’m so trendy!  Ha!)  I’ll also need a helmet a lock and apparently, some tools. Oh, ouch.  Just looked at Craigslist.  Not much in my price range there.  Problem is, a few years ago, I picked up a decent bike at a yardsale for 5 BUCKS!  It rusted  away on my back porch.  Now I’m looking for a similar deal but perhaps I’m not being realistic.  Doh!  It’s not like 5 dollar bikes come along every day!

Ok, I’ll stay at the meat market gym.  I DO like men.  A lot.  I just feel a little weird sometimes working out with guys around.  It’s not because they are looking at me.  To be honest (gulp) as I’m getting older, I get less attention than I used to and that’s kind of hard for a lady.  Gosh I hate being honest about that but this is a blog and it’s boring if I don’t share my real feelings once in a while.  If I was married, I wouldn’t care so much about this but sometimes I fear I will never meet anyone appropriate and get married again.  I meet people from time to time, but no one that’s right for me.  So being at the gym somehow makes me feel time is running out for me.  It’s silly though because I know of women older than me that have remarried and are very happy.  So I just need to get over this and not spend over $200 more a year to avoid men and these feelings.  Gosh this is an embarrassing post!!

Speaking of men, there is a gentleman on Facebook from another state that thinks he wants to marry me and wants to fly out to meet me.  One woman friend of mine says I should get to know him better over the phone first before allowing that.  BUT, I’m thinking, what’s the harm of having him come out and going on a couple of dates with him?  I’m not going to go to his hotel room or anything (unless we run off to Vegas and get married first, hehehe!).  I should add, I know someone who knows him personally and my friend had very good things to say about him.  He’s not a COMPLETE stranger.  What say ye, internet friends?

Finally, the least important topic.  Work.  The 4 letter word.  I have an interview at 10am tomorrow for that horrible job.  I don’t know why I’m even interviewing.  They are going to have to tell me some amazing things to make me want to work for them.  I sound so cocky, don’t I ?  Oh well.





About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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6 Responses to Bikes, the Gym and Work part 2

  1. Ryu says:

    It can’t hurt to meet him.

  2. Charles says:

    Never met and wants to marry? Call me the party pooper, Warning! Will Robinson! Be very,very careful, my step daughter married a guy off facebook, there was a reason the women where he lived didn’t have time for him, now she is divorced, he is convicted sex offender, his on son.

    • Maureen says:

      oh wow. I will be careful. I’m actually quite scared, of course but he may be just the right guy for me so I want to give it a chance.

  3. Nanette says:

    Maureen, you shouldn’t feel too embarrassed to admit your conflicted feelings about getting older. I’m sure most women our age (I don’t know yours, but mine is 58) feel pretty much the same way. Right now I’m living with a younger (MUCH younger) man, but instead of making me feel younger, I think I feel even older than if he was my own age. He says he thinks I”m beautiful, though, so how can I complain. I used to have little problem meeting and dating men (not a great beauty, but good enough looking), but whenever I look in the mirror now, I am rarely pleased with what I see. And yet, men older than me still call me “pretty” and such. So, don’t count yourself out of the game yet. Attractiveness has a lot to do with confidence, and much to do with your attitude and how you treat other people. BTW, I think I’ve told you before that I enjoy your blog, but I’m sure it can’t hurt to tell you again. I hope the new job and new location are perfect for you.

    • Maureen says:

      Thank you so much Nanette for such a sweet comment. I’m feeling a bit better about things now. I get plenty of male attention…I think I was just being greedy!

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