So my brother has made off with my van [he's moving and only has little cars] soooo my whole grand idea for working with Atticus+van has been put on hold. Laaaaame. Hopefully he'll get done moving soon and bring the van back! I miss her! Haha After driving a vehicle that is basically a box impervious to danger, all other cars feel so breakable!
But really. That van. I doubt anything less than a semi could take it down. She's kind of a beast. I've been driving her since I got my license at 18...5 years? Yeah, we're buddies. I like to call her the Herbie of Vans because I can tell after other people drive her. She drives nice for me but other people....LOLOLOLOL
Then again, the first time I saw her, when I was 4 or 5 and went out to the garage to see the "new but used" car [she's been in my family forevvver - she's a 1991], my first thought was "I am going to drive that when I'm a grown up!!" and I promptly named her "The PrincessMobile." SO, if I were a basically sentient van, I would probably like the person that named me "The PrincessMobile" too.
Anyway, I miss her.
In other news, Lacey's patootie is healing nicely. Atticus is really happy too.
OH! And Lacey let me wash off her entire face, using the hose, for the first time EVER yesterday! She's let me wash the sides of her face with the hose before, but never the full front! I'm so proud of her. Initially she was throwing her head around and trying to walk away but I persisted, removing the "pressure" whenever she stopped moving, and eventually she just stood there and accepted it. So so proud. Her faces gets super grimy with eye boogers and dirt and other grossness and it's hard to get it really clean with a wash cloth or sponge. Not to mention that she'll slam you with her head, unintentionally, with each swipe of the towel or sponge.
So the straight hose is ideal. I'm not spraying her in the face, just letting the hose water run down her face.
Hazel is doing ok as well. She's skinnier than I would like again though. I've started feeding her a bit of alfalfa everyday [while Atti is still tied up for breakfast, he gets a tiny handful so he doesn't get tooo jealous. Haha] and hopefully that'll help.
She's not like scary skinny but, if we were gong to compare her to a horse, I'd say she's about a 3.5 on the Henneke scale. So at a point where she shouldn't lose anymore but not at "PANIC EVERYONE" levels yet. Hahaha
Other thing, that weird thing going on with Atticus' teeth a month or so back? Yeah, definitely just an adult tooth coming in. Now his mouth is super hilarious. Alllll his teeth are baby teeth, except for this one "huge" adult tooth that's right in the middle of them all. He looks like a huge dork.
Gentleman Friend thoughts time, feel free to skip! :)
And, for the record, Gentleman Friend seems to have LOVED the picture. He hung it up next to his monitor at work.
A wise neighbor lady, unbeknownst to her, gave me some very pertinent advice the other day. She said that the guy is the one in a relationship to make the move, but that the girl has to "open the door." Not in a creepy or over attached way but the girl has to make a few moves, of the correct caliber, to let the guy know she's interested.
I had never thought about it that way and I kinda realized that I've done nothing to open the door. I've just been basically assuming that he could, I guess, read my mind since we're "in sync" so much of the time.
Silly me, I forgot that he doesn't know the "deeper meaning" behind the words I'm saying just like I wouldn't probably really see any "deeper meaning" behind the words he's saying. I could guess at it but, if I were the guy and it were up to me, I would not really be confident to "make a move" based on what I've said to Gentleman Friend. I guess if I were a cocky jerk...but no thank you. So, basically I'm a doof.
Anyway, on the topic of 'opening the door', this whole "going to church way early so we can hang out" thing seems to be going great.
Last Sunday though...poor guy seemed nervous out of his mind. But I was super nervous too. The first time it was like "Oh, this wasn't really planned, really glad to see you, soul-friend!!" but last week was like "oh geez, this was planned, what is happening? I like it but...what is happening?" and kind of more "weighty" like that.
Next week we decided to meet up even earlier so we'd have more time. And hopefully more time will equal more time to de-nervous.
I told him that I would like to make it be an "every week kinda thing" and he said that he would "really like that too."
I just had to tell someone all these thoughts. Most of my friends are either entirely sick of hearing about this situation [my best friend likes to tease me about being in 7th grade still, relationship-wise. Of course, I can't deny that this is basically like grown-up 7th grade...but really. We're both innocents!
] or they take it way too seriously and are all "OMG YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO GET MARRIED." And I really just needed to get this all out of my system...without annoying anyone tooooooo much.
Ok, silly girly gushing over.
And, in case you're still reading, in case I have not managed to bore you away:
Atti!! He's my boy. He really likes it when I sit next to him while he's laying down. <3
[and my phone camera is seriously crack-a-lacking. So it's not your eyes, it's the picture. My phone is nearly 3 years old and it's starting to get fussy about ALLLLL the things. According to my best friend "your phone is so old, it called DINOSAURS." My bestie is sassy. Can you tell?
And that is all for now. I hope you all are doing super super great!!