Where The Gardener and Pool Boy Meet…

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I have a great inside joke with Super Woman!  First of all, I must tell you I can come up with a witty innuendo for anything.  This one just came to me one day as she was discussing inviting a younger male friend to hang poolside with her last summer.  While she was waiting for his arrival, we had a few short minutes to text.

There is a good….let’s say…..10 years difference between the two of them.  I simply told her that it was very “Desperate Housewives” of her to be hanging with him on the sly.  That’s where I mentioned, “I am now changing your friend’s name to the ‘Gardener'” All she could do was laugh and all I could do was just so honestly come up with humorous responses.  I could have just imagined her face turning bright red….trying to hold back completely laughing out loud…and covering up what the REAL reason for laughing was…”Are your flower’s blooming?  Are they in need of a prune?”  I had myself laughing about it too.  Don’t you love to get people to laugh full bellied??  So as this joke now continued…

Super Woman can kick anyones buttocks at 2 things: running any sort of distance and working out.  She is the queen of Boot Camp.  We always laugh about the “cute men” at the gym who make it easy to work out in the same facility.  It makes it bearable in any circumstance for a single female to see a cute guy in front of her on a neighboring treadmill…(thinking to yourself, “that is the prize!  go get him!  If you run harder, you will get to him faster!”)  It is about that time then either one of 3 things happens: 1) you drop your iPod,  2) trip and fly off the treadmill (this is usually what happens to me), OR 3) fake an asthma attack because you are done running hard.  OK or the 4th situation, where you get a bloody wedgie while running.  That is really comfortable and sexy!!  NOT. (Please read manual on “How NOT to pick up Men at the Gym”, page 309, paragraph 2)

One cute guy at her gym, for name’s sake, we just call him the Pool Boy.  The cabana boy that just makes it a little sweeter sweating a little more.  He is an instructor and friend of Super Woman.  If you would see him, you would totally understand!  Needless to say, neither one of these individuals could be considered a love interest; however each of them provide hours of giggling, beginning of inside jokes, as well as have our undivided attention.  While both the Gardener and Pool Boy are very ‘serious’ individuals, we are not.  We can’t be.  Super Woman and I could probably entertain each other with our goof ball comments and support for hours upon hours!  I am so grateful to have a friend like that.

I think humor sometimes is the best way to lighten the mood up down and around life’s woes.  It is a natural coping mechanism to which can allow one to laugh the misery off and find something to be grateful for when they are feeling down.  The Gardner and the Pool Boy are just a teeny-weeny thing we did to create some humor in our lives aside from the very realization that being a single woman now in this transitional part of our life kind of sucks.  I am glad to be going thru it though.  Maybe I will never be tamed! I am me and I have accepted/laughed at it.  I am comfortable and OK with that.  🙂

One thing we have decided, this must be a world-wide epidemic too, that finding real men our age willing to step up to the plate ready to take a try are few and far between!  It is not just city-wide or the place where you are at right now.  It is everywhere!  It is a true epidemic.  Sure the Gardener and the Pool Boy are nice, but it would be nice to have a “Stand By Me” man who was willing to go thru the ups-and-downs of life with you too.  I would at least like to have a “melt moment” once in a while…is that too much to ask??

❤ The CatMan

 

Attitude of Gratitude

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I have a total an complete attitude of gratitude today. I have spent time with my sister and today we are getting our nails done. When we got here, old friends too were here and how precious they are. I truly am blessed for these little moments. 🙂 that is all!

Happy Saturday!

Awake my Soul…and FREAK OUT!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2RKb3VNAOo

Today I would like to start with a song.  This post is of a very great band that I rather enjoy listening to once in a while.  They are fantastic.  This song has some pretty profound lyrics.  I cannot take any credit for this topic except for giving you my 2 cents.  Thanks Jacabo!  😉

I think we can all relate.  It makes me think how confused we all can get with our priorities.  So many times we think we need more money, more time, more of everything when really we should be grateful for what we have.  Today I spent some time with Herb.  He was in quite the mood!  I don’t know what exactly was ruffling his feathers but, he was quite the difficult one.  I could satisfy him not in any of the work I was doing for him.  We first had a meeting.  We discussed a few projects at hand.  Then we had a few erruns consisting of going to the bank, eating lunch, getting gas in his car, then making a deposit at another bank…it was good except to say when we got out to the parking lot after lunch he turned and fell.  This was my first experience with a family member or close friend falling seriously not anything stupid like I was walking and tripped on my foot sort of deal.  I dropped my purse and ran to the one side of him and helped leverage him up.  He wasn’t hurt except for his pride.  He stood up quickly and like his mom I yelled to go slow and calm him down.  He calmed himself down and stood there stunned.  It was hard.  He got back into the car slowly and just was so embarrassed.   He told me that when he falls–he immediately goes limp so that way nothing gets broken.  Smart plan if you ask me.

Today was humbling.  I am really glad that I don’t make a ton of money or feel it necessary.  I know I need to make enough to cover all of my bases and I do…but, I really am so blessed to be doing all the stuff I am doing!  I get to leave work and hang out with a cool old guy…

Driving Miss Daisy...if you will....just for comparison sake geez!

…coach a group of young girls and be there for them when they are in their prime time of self-esteem problems and still trying to figure out who they are (not going to lie I am still trying to figure out who I am and I am 10 years older than they are!), as well as help with one of the coolest organizations ever SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF COURSE!  Just think, If I had any other job I couldn’t do half the items I am doing.  With work, my job is so diverse.  I am currently revamping our website.  That is a task in a half but, the group (CLP Marketing) I am working with is phenomenal.

 

I don’t wish for anything more at this point.  Life is truly good.  OH so now on to the funny part of this post….

So my eye wont stop twitching…it’s getting pretty bad and frequent.  SO, I am finding myself grabbing the bottom lid in the midst of these conversations and trying to still talk and then the other person gets so distracted that they MUST inquire…I just blamed it on my “Cat Allergy”…cough cough.

I probably looked like this girl...

 

Next, I was informed last night if I was ever to get pulled over by a cop I was told to just “freak out” as my brother put it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZUmP4N6Vk HAHA!  He had expired plates by accident on the car.  He merely forgot to put the sticker date on it so OPPS.  Well on his way home last night, yup you guessed it…he got pulled over!  He said all he did was literally do everything by the books and freaked on the cops and actually freaked the cop-out!  It was very dramatic and comical as you can imagine.  My brother has very buggy eyes

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so they were almost to the extent of deer in the headlights look?  Oh so funny….well long story after the cop told him to hold on and “…roll the dang window up it’s freezing out!” …he came out of it just with a warning.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArCveCHexqg Then the cop finished up by saying you did everything by the textbook but, that was definitely freaking me out pulling you over!  Love it.

 

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Love the Effervescent,

CatMan