kimblanchard Posted June 16, 2004 Share Posted June 16, 2004 The last time I was at Borders (don't worry, I was supervised) I came across a book called Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman that has been a very interesting read. My goal in reading this is to start coming to grips with what Katie has in front of her. My goal is to provide her an environment where she can be emotionally expressive. It is hard, because I am dealing with enough myself. Anyway, the book is for basically any woman who has lost a mother. They talk to women who were three when their mothers died, and they talk to women who were 63. Thought I would recommend it. On a completely unrelated note, I joined E-harmony last week. My brother told me about this, and the personality profile is free right now. I am not ready for another relationship, but I am ready to think about what another relationship means. So I thought this would be a good thing to do. The personality profile takes like two hours to fill out, but then it came back remarkable accurate. (It did call me detail oriented, which is so far from true as to be hysterical. And it also said "Some people may inaccurately believe you don't like people." My thought is what the heck is inaccurate about that? I fully admit I don't like people. But otherwise it was on the money). One of my classmates signed up at the same time, but she is more interested in actually developing a relationship right now. So basically my strategy for this was to have so scary an opening page that noone would want to talk to me. So when I get matched, my opening page has our whole story; I am a recent widower, have a four year old daughter, just moved, am here for three years until I finish, and so on. My friend has gotten four matches, and two of them closed her down before any communication. In the mean time, while trying to scare off the women, I have almost 20 matches, and most of them are writing me. I finally put my ugly mug on the page, thinking surely that would scare them off, but so far to no avail. It has been fun meeting some people in a very safe environment; the communication is very controlled and there is no exchange of even e-mail addresses until you feel comfortable with it. And some of the questions asked of me have forced me to answer them. Questions like what are you looking for in a relationship. It has forced me to do some serious thinking, and I guess that is good. I just find it funny that I am not particularly interested in a relationship right now, and the women are writing me, while Deno is, and she can't get the first word. And she is cute while I am a goofy looking fat guy. Anyway, I hadn't posted much recently, so I thought I would drop a note in and say howdy. I am touring Texas this weekend. Katie and her cousin are headed to Houston to spend the weekend with Becky's dad for father's day. I am headed first to Dallas to help my brothers and spend a wad of cash. Then on Saturday I will swing by Nacogdoches to see some friends. It takes me an hour or so out of the way on the way down to Houston, so I will be there Saturday night. Then on Sunday it is the Astros game followed by taking Katie and Nick back to San Antonio. Curtis Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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