I’d Write A Post If I Had Anything Interesting To Discuss
But I do not.
Somehow I think you all would be bored hearing about my weekend. I did spend half of it with a foster kid, but I took no pictures and we had no funny stories.
J did like the cornbread casserole we made however, so that was a plus. And he seemed to enjoy our trip to The Walters. Unlike Mr. EM, he was not put off by the fact that there was a real live skeleton inside the mummy.
Then we spent some time looking at armor before heading to the kid’s area to create a breastplate. J chose to decorate his breastplate with a cheetah – his favorite animal.
Later Saturday I attended 2 different parties because I am such a social butterfly. As well as a hermit. Because in between the parties I holed up on the sofa underneath my afghan to finish my book. Then I had to seriously talk myself into attending the later party.
Self: I’m tired. It’s late. I should just go to bed.
Other Self: You should go to this party. The hostess is a good friend.
Self: I’ll be ten years older than everyone there. And I don’t want to do any kegstands.
Other Self: You never know just who might be at this party. It’s always good to meet new people.
Self: It’s all the way across town. Parking’s going to be a pain. And I want to go to early church tomorrow.
Other Self: You never know, someone may have just left a perfect parking spot for you. You don’t have to stay terribly late – you can still make church.
So I did not change clothes, did not freshen my hair or my make up, nor did I brush my teeth. I did chew some Trident on the way over (that counts like halfway brushing, right?) and I put on some Burt’s Bees lip shimmer because I felt chapped.
And you know what? I had a great time. There was a parking spot on the same block as the party. I met some neat people including one woman (E) who went to my old church and another woman (L) who sings in a local band. I’ll go check out L’s show sometime. Plus I had an interesting conversation with one guy. The best part was when he tried to rope E into the conversation (promoting Buddhism) and she indicated to him that she and I were both born again Christians. So the guy says to me “You’ve already discussed religion with her?” And I nodded. Then he says “What, do you like bring this up with everyone?” And I said no, but that it was an important part of my life, so it just comes out naturally in my conversation.
It felt really good being able to say that. I can’t say that it has always been true.
Maybe those extra ten years have brought me some wisdom. Or maybe it was just the Lip Shimmer talking.