Is anyone else feeling this? I really noticed it Friday morning…before I even left the house. When I opened the door a red shouldered hawk flew right past me to a tree in the yard. I almost starting crying right then….I have never needed a sign like I did at that moment. What does it mean? Beats me….but for some reason the presence of a hawk is always comforting to me.
Friday morning was rough but for me the afternoon was worse. New Girl even noticed it…she is always happy go lucky and she was cranky all day. You guys all know how I feel about Valentine’s day so when a certain patient asked “what are you doing for fun this Valentine’s Day?” “I replied “I have book club tonight.” “Book club, that doesn’t sound like fun?” He said without even casting a glance my way. “I always have fun at book club.” I walked out of the room without waiting for a response.
Force of Nature Girl has always said “you should go out with him” The easy response was always “he’s married” Then there was the day he called to order contacts and I learned more about him than I wanted to know….why do people tell me things? Yes, he’s going through a divorce and no…I’m still not interested. I walked past him to get something from the contact lens room and hello….he wears his pants way high….Steve Urkel high. If all of this wasn’t enough…the doctor said the reason he needed to be rushed through….he had his divorce hearing. He picked Valentine’s Day for his divorce hearing…sounds like a peach? Looks like my instincts and eyesight were spot on for this one..ick.
I walked into our normal book club establishment and there was a group of people sitting at our table. I called earlier that day for a reservation so I wasn’t the happiest. Another table opened up and we sat there so it worked out. It did bring up the discussion of selecting a new place. I can’t eat anything at this place and my group doesn’t care for Core Life eatery. We always aim for a local business anyway so I think we are going to try a winery out by the eagles next month and see how that goes? It’s local, has ambiance, and I have eaten there and not had a reaction. Plus in the Summer we can sit outside.
The people sitting at our table were not at fault but one of the old men did heckle us. “Its Valentine’s Day and there isn’t a man at that table.” He didn’t like my response of “yeah..that’s why we are all laughing and having a good time.” It turns out SB knew a couple of people at the table…not the heckler but others. He heckled us until he walked out the door. It’s a good thing we were having too much fun to be offended.
We left a little early last night, I don’t know about anyone else but I was beat and so was the Girl. I slept like the dead last night. I slept in this morning until that red shouldered hawk started yelling outside. I got up and started searching wedding favors on Pinterest.
The first episode of Outlander has Bree and Rodger’s wedding. I must add that it has been hard not to watch the new episode. It was kind of Starz to offer it early but that doesn’t help me when I have a premier party. I had to rein myself in…so I went with tiny jars I have and bought some conversation hearts on clearance. I still need to make tags for them but as favors go…they basically cost nothing. I will post pictures tomorrow.
I have the chicken dip made, the chocolate covered strawberries are done, and the cheese and meat are cut up for the charcuterie board. Oh and the bacon wrapped Spanish olives are mostly done…I didn’t want them too crispy today since I will need to heat them up tomorrow. I know ML is bringing a fruit cake…from a Scottish company but I don’t know what anyone else is bringing. It doesn’t matter..we always have enough.
I have not watched the first episode of season 5 but I have started it from the beginning. Man o man…those Black Jack Randall episodes never get easier to watch. I have never hated a fictional character like I hate him…. The wedding episode is on now, basically it’s for background noise while I get ready. I have watched season 1 enough to smile when I need to, cry when I must, and fight the need to throw up when Black Jack is on. I am definitely emotionally attached which is a sign of a great writer….Zia