That's horrifying, Allyson!
I liked that one too. TOO CUTE. :)
Haha, Caroline! [ETA: thanks for the "impulse buy" support! haha we'll see!] You and Gman. He told me basically that same thing, about Oprah, when we went to the zoo! haha That would be great though. So much fun. I adore meeting people and sharing stories and whatnot. One of my friends, who likes to give people "titles", gave me the title of "Keeper of Life and Tale Weaver" based, apparently, on my ability to care for living things and my storytelling.
I'm getting a little antsy, I haven't heard back yet about him. :( But some people don't check their email everyday, or maybe he's not "right" for here and I won't hear back...who knows.
We'll see, I guess.
I realized something mildly distressing this morning.
It might be a good thing...but it's still distressing.
[another 'annoying' Gman story, incoming.
Point one: I'm an 'overly' empathetic feeler. Literally anything in distress - plant, animal, human, slug, snail, worm, doesn't matter...except spiders, no compassion for spiders - twists my heart around and makes me hurt [why I could never be a vet!! haha].
I was talking to Gman yesterday about his grandpa and everything [yesterday he was up to 5 heart attacks in 4 days.... :(((] and just through Gman's texts [haha, Caroline!
] I could feel his stress/sadness readings being offf the charts.
Long story short, my heart was breaking. And it was/is still breaking today.
Then, this morning, after I woke up at 3am and couldn't sleep anymore because I felt so sad, I realized that the last/other time my heart broke THIS badly for another being was when Lacey had her first, diagnosed, ERU attack and lost a lot of the sight she still had back then.
And that is distressing me.
Gman is so important to me that, somewhere along the line, he's achieved Lacey-levels of attachment? I don't even think I'm [or ever have been, for that matter] that attached to my PARENTS.
So I'm kind of freaked out about that now.
Lace is like my soul was born on 4 legs...and yeah, somehow Gman has always felt like the other half of who I/we were 'meant' to be...but he's not like LACEY........right?
Plus side: feeling freaked out = lessening of empathy pain.
Anyway, I don't know what to do about it and it needed to come out, so I'm just ranting about it here.
Thanks for listening.