19 October 2009


I guess I've been a little busy because it occurred to me earlier today that I haven't updated this in a really long time. So, while I have a few seconds I thought I'd rant a bit about the past couple of months.
Where to start? Well, I think I pretty much left off with... I got a new job and J & I broke up. So much has happened sense then. In August my brother, step-mother and I were presented with the opportunity buy a business. In a whirl wind of a deal (literally 24 hours from first thought to final deal) we bought a bar. It's just a neighborhood bar on the Northwest side of Chicago, but it's ours! It's been a lot of work. Most of which I expected, but exhausting nonetheless. We opened the last Saturday of August and have been going non-stop ever since.
Shortly after we bought the bar I was laid off from my carpentry job. Unfortunately, not surprising with the economy the way it is, but disappointing. It actually worked out kind of well because it then gave me time to get some things fixed and cleaned at the bar before we opened the doors. I was off work for about seven weeks and was just called back the beginning of this month. So, things have definitely become more challenging trying to figure out how to balance both.
What else? Well, J & I aren't best buddies, but we have talked since breaking up early in June. I'm sure at some point we'll be able to be good friends again, but I don't see that happening in the very near future. I do hope it happens down the road because he is really a great guy. He just doesn't know how silly he is for deciding to call it quits. Whatever! It is what it is and I think we're both better for it.
Speaking of dating... I am! Went on a date Saturday night with a very nice guy. Will hopefully be seeing him again this week (Wednesday). So, we'll see what happens.
The only other thing I can think of is that I turned yet another year older on the 11th. Don't feel any different than I did on the 10th. Guess that's a good thing. I think I thought I'd be further along than I am, but all in all I'm quite content with where I am in life. Albeit a little tired. That said, goodnight.