Blondie called me this week. Its the first time she’s ever contacted me on her own. She wanted to know LB”s test results for Whooping Cough, then proceeded to ramble on about this “outbreak” in La Plata County that is currently under investigation by the federal government. Uh…yeah, she’s all about conspiracy theory. Remember her thoughts on the Swine Flu? Its sad , but I think some people can’t function normally without being constantly surrounded by chaos, stress and general panic.
I was reasonably cordial to her, considering what her daughter told me 6 weeks ago. I don’t know if her calling me was genuine concern for LB’s well-being, morbid curiosity, or an attempt to sweet talk me into letting her become LB’s “daycare provider”. Let’s hope it’s option 1. Because I’m enrolling her at the new place, starting next Wednesday. I still have decision-making control (after attempted mutual agreement), and in a time-sensitive situation, I always have the final say.
Saw High School Sweetheart last night while grabbing tacos for dinner. He’s moving to my neighborhood, and got promoted to a regular 9-5 job. We’ve had a total of 3 uh…meetings/Get-togethers/Afternoon Beers since our intital coffee date. We still continue to Facebook and text each other, and its been nice having a guy friend in my life again. LB was her usual Gemini self, only x 100 due to the Jarritos sugar high she was on.
He said, “Well she’s about as cute as a button.”
“Thanks! I made her myself,” I said.
“I don’t really know about kids, but she seems like she talks a lot for her age.”
“Well, she’s an only child, so I really have nothing to compare it to, but people always ask me that. Plus, she’s a Gemini.”
He laughed. At that point, LB was using my arm as trapeze, so we said our parking lot goodbyes.
I really don’t know any other way to describe it, except for…..nice. I’ve never had strong feelings towards that word. It always seemed a little boring, or blasé. Who wants to be described as “nice” when you can be exhilarating, intelligent, fabulous or wildly entertaining? Now I think “nice” might be a good word to add to my life, especially when it comes to men.
What do you think?