A pleasant surprise – I met with some women from my former gym this week for lunch. We meet periodically. I’m always ambivalent about it. I was never close friends with anyone and catching up tends to be about medical conditions or things I don’t care about. If I had another offer for the same day (or had to wash my hair!), I’d forego it. This time I was entertained. I sat next to someone who talked about her (long gone) mother-in-law from hell. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. #peeingmypants
Another thing – She also talked about her son getting married five times. She told him after he divorced the second wife, that she wasn’t getting close or involved with any future ones as it was too painful. She’s held true to that. She says new wife (#5) is very nice (she liked them all) but they are not besties. It’s her way of coping with abandonment. #thefifthsthecharm #remembertositnexttohernexttime
Ghoulish or opportunist? – The eldest daughter (aged 59) of a cousin passed away this past week. I was surprised and saddened. I hadn’t seen her since she was a child. The silver lining was that the obituary gave me details on her family for my ancestry search. I was able to fill out a branch that I didn’t have data on. #feelingguiltyyetnotreally
Going old school – I get gas at a self-serve station that’s part of a chain. They were bought out in the spring and everything’s been upside down since then. Reward cards didn’t work for months. Now you can’t pay at the pump. You have to pay inside. If you want to use a credit card, you “estimate” what you’ll pump (and that will be the top limit). If you pump less, the remainder goes back on your card. Maybe this is common practice but as I was sitting at the pump with a credit of $4 on my transaction, I decided to go back in and get a receipt. So, it was two trips into the station. Nope, not easy peasy anymore. #whatupwitdat?
So how was your week?