November 19th, 2001

Roman

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Well, at least I seem to be losing weight now. 194 pounds today. I expect that to jump up in the next couple of days but the trend is down.
Roman

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Keeping it at bay. I don't seem to be doing such a terrific job of that. I talked to Carolyn about it today and she said that when she was in this position she usually took Nyquil so she could sleep. I think it may not be a bad idea.
Roman

writing

One of the two stories I entered in the Nightwriters contest "made it to the second of three tiers" of judging. The other one made it to the finals. According to the list they enclosed, I came in 12th with Dining on Dreams. Funny. I thought the other story was better. I wonder if this means I'll earn an honorable mention. Couldn't tell from the letter.
Roman

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It was Kathy Smith, then some work on the music, then off to rehearsal, long rehearsal, not particularly gratifying. I don't feel the confidence I like to feel by this time. I wish Tom hadn't used the piano so much tonight, too. We won't get away from it that way.
Roman

More thinking

I think that I approach this love thing as I approach so much else in my life. I work at it, try to get good at it, try to be very good at it. Like it's a class. That's why I figure I would be good at an arranged marriage. But does this mean I am bad at other types of relationships? That - more likely - I try when I shouldn't? I didn't try so much with Roy, although at the same time I didn't face things squarely either. I avoid conflict. I want discussion, am happy with discussion, but I fear conflict that could lead to something permanently changing for the worst, to the end.