Ha...well, maybe I'll bring along a small spice rack on our next date.
I did hear back from M yesterday...she sent me a text early in the evening. She was in the middle of updating her phone a couple of nights ago when I called, and forgot to get back to me before passing out...turns out she was hanging with work buddies last night. I replied, saying basically, 'No biggie!...have fun tonight...lemme know if you wanna get together next week.'
So, it's not much, but hey...happy that she thought to contact me.
Seems like even if she is confused about things, it's not enough to elicit avoiding me for a while.