M-11 and A-5 of Dear Jane. A-5 is hiding a bit ashamedly because after fussy cutting lizards most carefully I trimmed the whole block off center. We will never speak of this again.


The SO belongs to a gym. This is a bit odd because we have a home gym that is fairly extensive. But he wisely decided that he needs burly men around him when he exercised. (Not that I would mind that myself, I guess.) He decided this after a few times of asking me to spot him when he was bench pressing. Since he makes a habit of bench pressing around 350 lbs, my only assistance would be calling 911.

So he goes to the gym and then regales me with stories of steam rooms and saunas. I can not go through another winter of shivering while he speaks of heat. Plus, the gym now has a lot of yoga classes so I decided to sign up too. I went this morning to sign up. I was going to get a couples membership. I was wondering if there was a test for that. Do we have to prove that we’re a couple? Do we have to pick each other out of a lineup and kiss? Anyway, it turned out that it was cheaper for me to pretend not to know him and sign up for their special of $99 for 3 months. He’s on his own.

When I was walking in there was a guy I know leaving. He was a friend of the ex and was in our wedding. I haven’t seen him in years. It is a sign of our separate lives while married that this would be the second time I’ve seen one of the ex’s friends since the separation 3 years ago. I said hi to him and he slid to a stop. He’s always been shy with me but he was stammering. We talked for a minute or so and I let him go. I went and signed up. Then I went to the grocery store. He was walking out of the store. I just sat in my car and let him get in his. After not seeing him for about 5 years, I think running into him twice in a half an hour counts as stalking!

I’m off now to get my knee acupunctured. “Going to the pokey doctor” as one friend calls it. Two Thursdays ago I did fast track work and annoyed the knee that had patellar tendonitis. Then I ran a 5K two days later. I’ve been lame ever since. No running, no anything and it still hurts. Acupuncture is the only thing that has helped it in the past so hopefully this works.