|And the more one dresses like this in the woods the less|
stress one feels just generally, I would posit.
That is not looking like a picture in which stress would be
allowed within fifty feet.
|Tilly is Grumpy Cat.|
She heard from a friend something I have suggested before: that getting up early may give her some time on her own to write. And so, with that, my time for dressing is gone. I can never do it again. She wakes when I leave the bedroom and will stay writing until I leave for work. We've discussed that I can't dress when she's abroad or in front of the children and, now, that is never. This comes after a discussion in which she asked if I needed to arrange time to dress and I pointed out that I can't exactly ask her for it because then she would know I was doing it and that is what she wants to avoid ever knowing - it's one of the conditions she has attached to having it happen.
|Tilly. But not actually.|
|Boo this, man - [ghost emoji]|
If you don't get that, watch some John Oliver.
Okay, it's whining, mainly man-whining which is the worst kind. And I'm dropping commas and I really don't care.
Tilly knows a friend who is in a sexless marriage. The woman in the relationship can't get any sex with her husband. Tilly has confided that she feels no sympathy for the woman, and reminds me that this woman has odd views on dogs over children and is a bit demanding and a bit mad. In fact, she finds it useful as this is one woman among all those that Tilly is friends with - every other friend she has wish their men would stop pressuring for sex. I have no idea how often they 'give in' nor how much pressure they are under, but Tilly suggests that this makes what she expects not only normal, but my general wish for sex a bit unreasonable. Not in so many words, but that's the impression I get. Still, I don't get to use the "it's not what you said, it's how you said it" attack because I can't actually control nuance in my tone and am socially damaged by having a mother who had no difference in tone, leaving me and my brother to guess when sarcasm was in force or irony or sincerity - I'm used to getting that wrong 50-60% of the time with my mother. Long story short - if I can't use tone correctly myself, I can't complain if Tilly's tone comes across incorrectly. Ever.
O me fucking miseram.