Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big Hands I Know You're the One

Here is a gladiola from my garden that broke off from its stem. I put it in some flowering shubbery, so I could take a pic of it.

This week has been WAY too social for me. Tonight I mowed that woman's lawn after work. She stopped me and told me I'm making her retirement so much nicer. Which was great to hear, especially since she does such necessary volunteer work with her time. She normally likes to hang out and talk after I mow, but I had to hurry. I told my friend James I'd meet him at 7.

My zinnias finally bloomed. Next year I'm planting a lot more and a lot earlier in the season.

When I got to the Java House, James was sitting outside. He warned me that it was over air conditioned and freezing inside. I told him I was starving anyway, and we decided to go to a bar called George's for sliders and a couple of beers. We had only been able to hang out once in the last couple of years, so it was great to see him.

He's getting married in October and he talked about how stressful that was with all the planning and dealing with families. Then he asked me if I was dating anyone. I told him about the near misses I've had the last couple of years of trying to date - or as I like to call it, dodging bullets. We had a good laugh or 4,759 at some of the stories I told. Not to be outdone, he talked about the psycho ex-girlfriend he dated before he met his fiance' and his adventures in on-line dating. (one woman showed up on the date wearing a wedding ring - talk about your red flags). As we were getting ready to leave, I asked him if he felt better about getting married after talking to me. He just laughed some more. I'll take that as a yes.


rel said...

Zinnas are one of my favorite flowers.

Mnmom said...

Glads are so pretty, aren't they? One corner of my garden is filled with a giant zinnia bush! Plant lots of seeds.

Your friend sounds a little hesitant. I know I felt that way. But I've been happily married for 20 years now. Go figure.

Brando said...

Give me a pint of Shiner and a couple (or more) sliders at George's. So good.

Your dodging boyfriends comment made me visualize you actually dodgeing them Matrix-style. That would be pretty awesome.

laura b. said...

Adventures in dating. Not up for that these days :-) And if the goal is marriage, really not up for that!
I love that people are still doing it though :-)

I can't believe my word verification...gametron! Awesome.

NoRegrets said...

Ah, there are many fish in the sea. Some have three eyes from pollution. Some are almost belly up. Some are bottom feeders. And some are just right.

booda baby said...

Laugh, laugh, laugh! What a comfort you must have been to James!

And zinnias! We were JUST trying to think what they were called. They're like a cousin of dahlias (not that they REALLY are, but they sort of look like them. Very confusing.)

Your glad was beautiful. I'm glad your glad broke itself so you didn't have to.

Churlita said...

Rel, Me too. But I like the bigger ones, not the small ones.

MnMom, Glads are so dramatic and beautiful. He's excited to marry his fiance. It's just all the preparations that are stessing him out. 20 years? Congrats!

Brando, James had a pint of Shiner and a slider. I wish you and Becky could have joined us.

LauraB., I don't really want to get married anytime soon either. I'd love to be in a healthy committed relationship, but I don't know if I have the energy to sift through all damaged guys to find one.

Nor, Yeah. I've never met the just right guy yet. It would be great. I just don't even know where to look.

Booda Baby, They do look a bit like Dahlias. I'm glad to see so many glads in one sentence.