This has been a strange week but on the whole, it wasn’t bad. We had some crazy overwhelming days at work but we all got through it. I guess I should start with the most absurd part… Let me give you a little background first. Last week when I was with KW she gave me the dating talk with the usual stop punishing yourself blah, blah. You know me I don’t really think about dating at all. Well, except for that guy last year at the Renaissance Faire. I still think he was there to show me I could still be attracted to someone and clearly not dead yet. She talked me into picking an age range and sending it out into the Universe, so I said “fine, 48-53.” The Universe had a counter offer and here it is…
Last week a man came in to pay for his glasses that he picked out with the new guy at work. While I was writing up his order he asked me if that was my natural hair color and I said yes. He said “it’s pretty.” I took his paper out to the front so the girls could collect his money. He then asks “do you ride?” as he makes motorcycle handlebar hand motions. In my head I’m like wtf? I said “no, I’m a chicken.” He came back with “what about a trike?” “still chicken over here.” I said before I walked away. The Young Doctor was sitting next to me and I thought she was going to fall out of her chair laughing. She said “he was totally hitting on you.” I rolled my eyes and kept walking. His glasses came in this Thursday. I called him to let him know and when he came in, he came in with a card. The card contained a handwritten request for a date. I panicked and said “I’m so flattered but I am seeing someone.”
He gave me the card first thing which made it extra awkward when I had to adjust his glasses. He had his hands on the table while I was checking the fit. It was hard not to notice how transparent his skin was and how it hanged on the bones. This man is 80 years old….seriously?? Just because my hair is gray does not mean I am age appropriate for an 80 year old. I was so embarrassed. I’m not a good liar and I had to lie and the girls at work thought this was the funniest thing ever and haven’t let it go since.
Friday night after work, Big K, Force of Nature Girl, and I went to the Young Doctor’s house after work. It was fun and it was so nice to be able to speak freely. It’s hard to censor your words all day but there are still a few bad eggs walking around there so it’s hard to hold stuff in all the time. Plus, I’m so busy in optical that I barely have time to say boo these days. The Young Doctor did give me her old suitcase, which is great because I don’t have one. Now I don’t have to borrow one anymore. Have suitcase…will travel….
Yesterday was as most of you know, my favorite day of the year. Since the Solstice fell on a Saturday, I considered having a party. Truth? I just wanted KB to come over. It was just the two of us with the occasional pop in by the Girl. We had a nice little fire…I always have faces in my fires, this year I have a couple. The Girl thinks the big one looks like a Wendigo. I didn’t notice the orb in the back until this morning. Because I spend so much time defending myself/beliefs I couldn’t just say “yes!” so I went out first thing this morning and compared.
There is nothing for light to reflect off of and even if there was…why is only one leaf showing? It was the Summer Solstice after all…I’m not saying it was Titania or Oberon or even Puck but there was some fairy magic happening in that old oak tree.
Before the fire KB, the Girl and I were out trying to get some rubbings off of the old tombstones in the back.KB already found information on the one but the older one is much harder to read. I don’t know if the rubbings helped or not but KB is becoming quite the expert on finding things in the genealogy world.
Speaking of genealogy….I may have some new information coming soon. I don’t want to jinx anything so I am not going to say anything yet but I am super excited!!! I will keep you posted…Zia