My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, October 31, 2008

bits and pieces

TMZ is cracking me up tonight... all the reporters are in costume...

I'm sick of political commercials.

Austin is answering the door for trick or treaters. We're giving out tootsie rolls and tootsie pops!

Austin has a bed courtesy of my co-worker Ginger and her husband Larry. They even brought bed linens for him! Austin had insisted he didn't want a bed but he was really proud of it and even made the bed all nice and neat.

Funny how we have a new appreciation for such basics.

And I feel like I'm contributing to Kelli's Eco-Friendly Friday since I'm using "recycled" furniture!

We could have gone to the college tonight for the big Halloween festival but I just felt like staying in and avoiding crowds and traffic and ... well... kids. I love kids... I'm just tired. I'm not in the mood for hundreds of sugared up kids.

This is the first year I haven't had a kid to take trick or treating in twenty years. It's weird.

We listen to country music at work all day. I'm ok with country music but it's not my favorite... although I'm loving the song, "I want a love like Johnny and June"... me too. That's what I want.

This friend of a client called today and asked me out. *thud* He had seen me while I was helping his friend and told me he thought I was something special... *eyeroll*... yeah. Whatever. I'm way too cynical right now to be moved by such talk. I'm soooo not ready for anything like that... and he's not really someone I would BE interested in... but it was sort of a reality check for me. I'm hiding behind a fat suit and a wedding ring and wanting to stay under the dating radar. This guy is too short ... I mean... I'm only 5'2... guys should be at least taller than me.

We had a really funny moment at work today when Gus (the single dad) was teasing me about my "pocket Mexican" (my term) and my objection to his height (or lack thereof). He indicated that I should have a minimum height posted in my office like they do at amusement parks. I said, "yeah... you should be at least this big to ride this ride"... and then I realized how perverted that sounded... and we all had a good laugh. Duane had left for the day and we were all "bonding". I work with some good people. I enjoy every last one of them.

Now I'm watching a PBS special on James Stewart hosted by Johnny Carson.... two classics... very nostalgic.

I'm really looking forward to a day off tomorrow.... especially watching the Georgia vs. Florida football game!

Sunday will be another marathon day for us... church, up to waaaay North Georgia for a luncheon for Grandma's 85th birthday... back to church... but tomorrow is a lazy day.

It's been six weeks since "it" happened. I'm so happy... sitting in the middle of my beautiful antique bed... making it on my own... with a beautiful life... I'm doing this!

I have a headache... a sore throat... an earache... I still have the "ick" going on but I'm happy. A bad day now is better than a good day used to be... that's pretty awesome. I'm grateful.

Hope you're all having a great time tonight! I'm looking forward to pictures!


Myra said...

Sounds like you've settled into the community. I can see how people are drawn to you, especially too, but you still have so much healing to do. You have a perkiness to you that is endearing. That comment was way too funny!

Anonymous said...

Even thought you arent feling well you seem Happy Wow you got asked out thats awsome means you still got the Moe Joe lol anyway have a great weekend Blessings Kat:)

Kelly Dawn said...

I didnt take any pictures cause i didnt have to take any kids trick or treating thank goodness :) I was so happy...We sat in lawn chairs at the end of the driveway with a bucket of candy and glow bracelets :)


Beth said...

LOL at your "you must be at least this tall" remark! I'm glad you all got a good laugh out of it!

I'm 5-foot nothing, so for a long time, I had lots of short guys ask me out. I'm with just did nothing for me. I then went the opposite way and it seemed like everyone I dated was at least 6-foot, and that's how tall Ken is. What's a foot difference between spouses?! Ha ha!

Enjoy your time off and get yourself well!

Hugs, Beth

Tina of Moon Shine said...

glad to hear you are doing so well even with a cold. Now you have the luxury of being sick, and not being made to feel bad about it.
have a great weekend and enjoy that bed!