I picked the word this week for the Saturday Scavenger Hunt and I chose the word season. Apparently, this year, Spring is the season for flooding. Although the rivers are finally receding, we still don't know if the creek across the street from me will go out of its banks and we might have to relocate.
Right now, I walk across to check it out a couple times a day. I'm also watching the news closely, because if they start talking about Ralston Creek, I'm going to have to start moving my shit out. I have a bunch of friends on stand-by who are willing to help me get it out and my amazing neighbors on Hotz Street have offered up their garage to store said shit. Wish me luck.
This is also the season for weddings. There were some who considered not attending my friend Rory and Erika's wedding because they weren't really in the right space with all the flooding, but some of those same people went anyway, and had a great time. This being my second natural disaster in a couple of years, I'm discovering that it's not always a bad idea to blow off some steam here and there. And that's what I did. I figure I'll have plenty of time to stress out about whether that stupid creek across the street will rise or not.
So, I went to the wedding and my date showed up after driving for nine hours to get here. It normally takes him five hours, but with all the detours, it almost took him twice as long.
He was a great date. He only knew a few people, but I didn't feel like I had to babysit him at all. We ate, we drank, we danced, and had a great time. He was good at walking that line of meeting new people and being autonomous without ignoring me, but also being attentive to me at other times, without hovering. That's always kind of tricky when you don't know someone that well and you're suddenly surrounded by all of their friends.
The only annoyance for me was my dress. It didn't fit quite right, but I loved it, so I wore it anyway. My girl crush was awesome about helping me with safety pins, but duct tape might have worked better.
Another friend of mine stood behind me and held it up at one point so I was free to dance with wild abandon. I seriously have the best friends ever.
Okay. I guess there were two annoyances. Earlier, the weather got sucky again. My daughter called to tell me there were funnel clouds above the Old Capital and they were headed our way next. As you can see, the bad clouds found us, and got a little scary, but after the downpour, it cleared up and got nice again.
By the end of the night, everyone was out on the dance floor having a great time.
And the storm actually left a beautiful rainbow in its wake. Of course, I still never saw a unicorn, but maybe they're out of season right now.