I am half way through my solo week and loving it! I am totally enjoying the freedom of being able to come and go as I please, eat when I want, sleep when I want, watch what I want, sleep when I want. The painting is coming along and I will finish that up today. If you see me out, you will recognize me. I am the one with Autumn Fog colored paint, which is a blue-grey, all over myself. Who needs haircolor when you have a gallon of paint?
My mom called and wanted to get together, my parents and me, for dinner on Friday. My mom doesn't understand my need, my desire, to be alone as often as I like. So I think she thinks she is doing me a favor by inviting me out. But really, I see them enough. I just saw them last week. We will be seeing them again next weekend. All I could think when I heard her message was "Shit. I don't want to go to dinner on Friday." Isn't that terrible? So I didn't return the call because I was thinking up excuses to get out of this. She called this morning and all I said was, "Oh, I already have plans, but thanks for the invite. I'll see you guys next weekend." It wasn't a total lie. I do have plans. My plans are to do nothing. That's a legitimate plan, right? I didn't say "I have plans with someone else," or "I am going out with so and so." I just said "I have plans." Not really a lie in my book. No need to spew the total truth and piss her off or hurt her feelings.
So how do you get out of doing things you don't want to do? Do you lie? Do you make things up? Do you tell the whole ugly truth? Or do you go along and do the things you don't want to do just to keep the peace?
On the other hand, if any of you want to meet up for drinks or dinner, I'm in.
Oh, Just Shut Up and Lie Down Somewhere
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