I MADE the cake I'm holding in the picture, including the whipped cream.....AND the strawberries.....ok, not the strawberries, but I DID
clean and cut them, and then lovingly (and quite skillfully....don't you think) arranged them.
One of my FAVORITE things to do is people-watch....and roll my eyes.....then reprimand myself. ( Oh, who am I kidding??)
making myself and others laugh has become an essential skill that i employ daily.... usually, though, i am my own best audience (and by that I mean most people just don't get it).
and by "all my kids are 18+" i mean my only child is 18.. just the one. no lie.
Lie. Now THERE'S a word...
the most effective way i've found to navigate my way through the initial first-date jitters is to walk somewhere... anywhere. beaches are nice.... so is muir woods....AND there are plenty of funky little neighborhoods in the bay area...see, THIS way any eye-rolling by either party is somewhat obscured.
PLUS, this weeds out those who would claim to be "really fit, but still carrying some winter weight" (you know who you are). If you're reading this, thinking
"she's odd/she's a b&@!!/that sounds boring/walk?!,"move along please.