Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The life of Reilly

Or is it?

Reading MC's blog over at Divorcee's Life inspired me to put pen to paper, so to speak. Lately my mind has been blank, unable to write, but I hope to get back into it as soon as possible.

Blogging IS therapeutic. To me, anyway.


It's coming up to four months since I moved into my bachelor pad.

Four months of being single and carefree!

- of coming and going as I please, without worrying about someone else

- of reading in bed before sleep, as late as I like

- of leaving the toilet seat up without complaint

- of late, late nights at the musicians favourite haunt, The Warm Up Cafe

- of piling up dishes in the kitchen sink until I have absolutely nothing else to do

- of watching only my favourite TV programs, remote control in my pocket

Sounds great, doesn't it!  I can imagine some of you reading this and feeling envious of my present situation. Of my new found freedom. Of my capacity to be myself, all by myself.'s not all its cut out to be.

I may kid myself at times and celebrate my independence and freedom with the enthusiasm of a recently-released felon, but...

...the truth is I can't wait to meet someone special

 - to fall head over heels in love again

 - to share my life, my intimacy and my dreams

 - to go to sleep and wake up next to her and start the day with a smile and a hug.

The good news is I know someone I'd love to get to know better and am working on it.

She also knows how I feel.

She is beautiful, smart and a musical talent.

I hope to publish her photo in a future post as soon as possible.

The fact she is presently dating someone else is neither here nor there. It won' put me off. It can't put me off -I'm getting the right kind of  signals.

If it was easy it probably wouldn't be worth it.
Am I acting like a silly infatuated school boy?  Honestly, at my age !  Will I ever grow up?

I hope not.

Off to see her now, gotta go. Bye for now!



  1. Oh! Great! Have fun! ;)

    1. Thank you Anon, I'll try ;) W.A.Y?

    2. Hi Sophia. I know a couple of Sophias. Are you one of them? If so, which one? I'm just curious, that's all :)

  2. Good luck Joe :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Angeline. You haven't been posting much lately! But I understand you must bee busy :)

  4. Ahhhhh.... Do tell how it goes. Wow, you really go after what you want huh. Interesting. I wonder if the other guy will put up a fight and how much.


    1. He shouldn't put up a fight. I'll remind him that no man can steal a woman - she'll only go if she wants to :)

  5. Ah, we live in hope...
    I dont know about anyone else but when I'm in a relationship I cant wait to be out of it and when I dont have anyone in my life I miss it like heck.
    I'm not ever desperate though, I've been hooked up with too much trouble in the past to be in a hurry to leave my nice life of solitude. (you can never be in real solitude with three daughters and 11 grand kids)

    1. Hey Tempo, 11 grand kids? wow! I haven't even got one yet. I should I guess, at my age, considering I got married at 18 years old (the first time around)

      MAybe we always crave what we don't have. You and I have a lot in common :)

  6. I am glad to see you back! I have missed your pages! XX

  7. Thank you Momma - you always make me smile xx

  8. Glad to know I've inspired you. ;) You're right, of course, that she'll only go if she wants to...but I might caution you that trying to get her to go might make for bad Karma. (This, of course, is from the woman who can't figure out why Karma is so pissed off at her. So yeah, don't listen to me, as I clearly have no idea of what I speak!) Good luck. ;) Three cheers to being brave enough to fall head over heels in love again!

    1. Haha MC - Karma is pissed off with you! With me too. As I often say "if it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all!"

      No, not really. Life is good!

      Thanks for the comment :)

  9. good to see you back my man...those sorts of relationship pursuits are the best in the sense that you are willing to put some effort into securing wishes for it mate :)