May 10, 2003
I take the day for myself as an antidote for the week that was. Indulge in total girl stuff: after the pool and parading in my spiffy new suit, some errands, then lunch at Café Joel while reading a novel (not a trade magazine), followed by browsing the shops for something pretty that I don't really need. All of it a mask and distraction from the fact I have no one to spend time with. I feel as though I've been harping on and on without end about my isolation, but it is a main factor in defining my existence.