Yay! I'm so glad, SS!!
Well, perhaps not that you "needed it" but that it made you laugh!
1. I found some really legit saddlebags at Salvation Army yesterday for guess how much?? $8!! EIGHT. EIGGGGGHT. They aren't insulated or any of that fancy junk but they're made of heavy duty cordura, adjustable clips instead of velcro, and they're big! Plus they have numerous attachment points so you can really make sure they're secure. I'm all around really excited about them.
They're a little dirty, but nothing a good pressure-washing can't help.
And, of course, Lacey probably won't get much use out of them due to her almost-semi-retired status...but in the future! I contemplated not buying them based on the fact that I probably won't get much use out of them now, but then I decided that $8 saddlebags basically never happen.
I could always come up with some game to play with Saturday Lesson Kid involving them!
2. Gentleman Friend. [begin to ignore if my over-thinking annoys you
We're probably a perfect pair - sometimes I feel like I'm half bi-polar...sometimes I feel like he's half bi-polar. It works. We're satisfactorily both officially human.
Explanation: basically 'this' started two weeks ago. I half saw him at church - he came up to see me...but he was with some guy who wouldn't leave. That guy finallllly got the hint [it was hilarious, Gman and I were both doing that unspoken "ok, leave nowww" thing to the poor guy]..but then ANOTHER guy came up to talk to Gman. Same thing happened to him, he finalllly left. Then we had like 15 seconds and that first guy came back [I got the impression that that guy was there to make sure Gman went back down to the kids on time..haha That guy works with the kids too] and basically dragged Gman away.
THEN. Last Sunday Gman had some kind of meeting that ran into the time we would have seen each other [long story short, I've started being a "host" at church to greet+talk to people, make them feel comfortable, etc..but that means I'm busy when we usually 'used to' see each other. The hosts and kid's people have a 15 minute meeting all together before we start working with the kids/greeting, so Gman and I theoretically should get to see each other during that..but we'll see] and I didn't get to see him at all. Except through a window in the middle of his meeting. He claims I should have knocked on it...but awwwwkward. And distracting!
Then, like I think I told you, we basically were texting constantly on Monday. Then Tuesday I texted him, and Wednesday we had a solid 2 hours of text-time. It was A LOT. haha Basically with all this texting, I have a hard time knowing if he's just texting back because he's nice [which he is REALLY nice] or if he really likes talking to me. I know he doesn't like texting and prefers to just talk [which I really do too]...but when we really don't get time to talk-talk ever, well, that's hard for me=me texting. I guess for me texting is less about talking and more about..I guess connecting.
ANYWAY, so that happened. [this is silly, but..] Along with the unsureness about his feelings towards all that texting, he stopped liking everything I ever post on Facebook. For the last few months, I post something, he likes it. Doesn't matter what it is, if it's posted, he's liked it. And now *collective overly dramatic gasp* he's changed back to only liking one thing per day. OH NO.
As you can probably tell, I immediatly went to the "Um. Wait. What is going on?"-place..logically.
I didn't text him at all Thursday or Friday, it just felt right. And, after texting so much, it's good to back off sometimes.
BUT THEN. Yesterday and today happened.
Yesterday, I made a random FB status and he actually liked+commented on it [comments=rare]. Then I liked+commented a status of his, he liked my comment, etc.
THEN, this morning I get up and find an FB message from him, sent at midnight. All it was was a gif of a cat-unicorn [basically a cartoon cat with a flowing, rainbow, mane+tail and a unicorn horn] and "Here. This is for you."
I replied back, sent him a meme, he replied to that, AND replied to the comment I had made on his status yesterday -on the actual status/photo- [double notifications, both from him to me.
Few hours later, his mom had commented on that same FB status of his. Apparently her gender had accidentally been set to male on FB so FB notified me that "his dad" had commented. haha Anyway, I thought that was funny so I took a screenshot with my phone and texted it to him. After hitting send, I noticed I had more Facebook notifications, so I went to check them. He had messaged me AGAIN [at the same minute I was texting him! haha] on FB to share an article he thought I would find funny. And it was funny - goats living on a dam somewhere! haha
Bottom line: my last FB messages are from Gman, my last texts are from Gman, and my last FB notifications are from Gman/his family.
Color me a huge dork but I like that a lot.
I hope you guys are all doing super well!!