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This was the other do-bee for Gnome writers. I remember reading this when it was new. But, a refresher is a good thing. Martha knows.

Martha Stewart! (I knew someone would have to ask).

Your Inner Child

My inner child is ten years old today

My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether
I’m off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost
in a good book, or giggling with my best
friend, I live in a world apart, one full of
adventure and wonder and other stuff adults
don’t understand.

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I don’t think too much about the whole inner child deal. Considering yourself as a child seems a bit… childish. My ex-husband thought I needed to be more childish, he wanted me to play with him with comics, toys (No, not those adult toys) and such. I just wasn’t into that. Maybe it depends on what you did when you were a kid. I had fun as a kid, a brother and two sisters. We did a lot of things kids usually do. But, I was still the oldest and the one who made sure everyone had bus fare to get home at the end of the day. That kind of stuff older sisters are supposed to do. I liked doing it all too. So, maybe I did all my kid stuff when I was a kid and now I want to do the adult stuff. Not that I’m stuffy and never have fun. I just enjoy adult fun more than kid stuff.

I'm a Free Agent Again

The Amazing Disposable Woman did it again. But, this time I’m still breathing. I thought getting tossed out again would be more than I could live through. But, I’m actually starting to be ok just hours later. I’ve thought about it you see. I’ve learned and I’ve improved on my comphrension. In short, I picked wrong again.

You can’t be in a relationship by yourself. You can’t have a relationship with someone on paper or in a digital/ cyber version only. If someone who hasn’t met you says he loves you, realize it’s not based on anything concrete. Likely, he’s putting you in some reserve file to be analyzed, inspected and perhaps acted upon in the far future. Like a time capsule. He doesn’t really want you to be a part of his life in the here and now.

Also, any guy that doesn’t send real birthday cards isn’t going out of his way to include you in his life in other ways. If you get something physical then you can rely on getting more physical. Romance isn’t a story book to be read on paper, taken out and dusted off when it’s convenient. It’s in the here and now and it’s messy sometimes. At times it’s gushy and mushy and really inconvenient. But, it’s there, physically there.

Watch for guys who want a ‘partnership’ and then start laying out the rules. You should be in there somewhere, your rules. If you’re not then it’s not a partnership. If all the rules are his there isn’t any space for you.

So, more lessons learned. As if I wasn’t already perfect enough.

I’m Ok! I’m really going to be ok. I’m so surprised and glad. At first I thought I’d just curl up and die. But, here I am. Typing and everything. I might even go make fresh coffee and have a really great orgasm before bed. I’m free and I’m just fine! I don’t have to explain myself to anyone.

Wood Dragons Found in Books

Found in a book:

Sagittarius: You are an unforgettable and charming character with a blithe and friendly spirit, who attracts attention and affection. You always have a sparkle in your eyes, an easy laugh and magically light up a room. Your gregarious nature and sense of humor are powerful forces in any social situation. However, you often rebel and live according to your own laws which require personal freedom. You are far more romantic than most people think. Your ideal mate will be someone strong enough to hold you, yet flexible enough to let you spread your wings.

Pretty much what most sources say about Sagittarius. I’d get an astrology chart done but I’ve never found the full date of my birth. There is no time on the long form of my birth certificate. So, I’ll never know. I like Chinese astrology better than western anyway.It goes by the year. I’m a Wood Dragon.