Whenever I am feeling slightly stressed or pre-occupied I tend to start cleaning or cooking.Both, I find relaxing and for a short time I can loose myself and forget about everything. On Wednesday I have an important meeting which has required extensive preparation and being the A1 personality type personality that I am, I have ensured that all the information is accurate, professionally presented and certain to impress.After two days of working on the documentation I felt the need to unwind and it began last night when I cooked a terrific dinner and again this morning when I did some baking to be placed in the freezer.I try to keep the freezer stocked with meals and bakery items which are handy when working late or when visitors drop by unexpectedly. The weather here is supposed to be in the 40C+ all week , so the baking was done early this morning, so as not to heat up the house.
I really enjoy the hot weather and can happily exist with the ceiling fans only but D has to have the a/c going day and night , which means I spend most evenings wrapped in a blanket trying to get warm! We are fortunate to have air conditioning so I shouldn’t complain. The conditions are perfect for bush fires, something I have experienced and never wish to experience again but it is a regular occurrence in this country. Last week, several outbreaks occurred not far from here and the area was blanketed in smoke for two days and last week the conditions were nothing like those expected this week.
This morning while I was waiting for the cakes to cook, a good friend called to tell me she was sending me and email she had received through one of those on- line dating agencies, with a list of possible matches. This friend has recently decided to look for a guy with whom she can have a friendship/relationship and is finding it difficult to meet suitable companions, so she turned to the on line method.
The bios of some of the guy were unbelievable, to say nothing of what type of partners they were seeking! None impressed her and she seemed rather despondent about the entire process.I can’t say that I blame her as none impressed me either. It really is difficult for someone who is not into bars etc. to meet suitable middle aged men but I am sure she will meet someone when she least expects it. Isn’t that usually the way?