My sister's best friend's mom is a potter. I have a mug she made me. It's HUGE and I love it. It says, "Wisdom, Courage, Serenity" on it. She gave it to me after my divorce.
It just fell out of the cabinet a smashed into a million pieces.
Yesterday morning, I spent several hoursserving meals at a local restaurant. They open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and serve free meals to anyone... some homeless or "in need" but many who are just alone and have no plans. All are welcome.
This is the second year I've done it. I saw some amazing things.
A lady moved to tears because she has had a rough year and saw us on TV and it meant so much to her to come down and have a meal.
Another who came, sat for an hour and then came back with five more people she thought would benefit.
And my favorite story of the day, a man who showed up for a hot dog and because he wasn't "in need" sat and had a plate, but wanted to make a donation. As he was up front, someone was in the seating area listening to a mom with a toddler say she only got to eat oats and rice these days and how wonderful this plate was, so we sat the man next to her and he opened his wallet and gave her all his cash.
Then I went to my girlfriends MIL's for dinner. She met me at the door with a vodka and lemonade and said, "My MIL's "friend's" single son is here, I swear, I had no idea he was coming! I'm so sorry! He showed up and his fly was down. I would never do this to you- at least not with him. I've never met him before!" The guy was SO.NOT.MY.TYPE but he was persistent, I'll give him that. Luckily my Standoffish Vibes were out in full force. I can throw up a wall when I need to.
In the meantime, my friend's 14-year-old son, whom I've really only ever seen at work also took a shine to me.
Nonetheless, it was fun and I had a great time, but...
Seriously, why can't it ever by the cute, single guy OF LEGAL AGE, who's not awkward and IS my type that pursues me?
I am not shopping today. I refuse. I've never been a big shopper and I will not give up my sleep, no matter how great the deal is! I'm snuggled on my couch with the fire on. I miss my kids, but this is nice too.