People often refer to older single's as 'leftovers.' Well, I am no leftover, nor do I deserve to settle for someone that is.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Lady on the Couch

Grandma’s worried about me. Let me tell you a little bit about Grandma. She has Alzheimer’s. Despite this little fact, I’m pretty sure she knows who I am better now than she did before. At least I feel like she has more interest in me anyway. Maybe it is the childlike way she has become that makes her seem more innocent and therefore more caring. I don’t know. I do know however that she came to dinner yesterday. I had been taking my Sunday nap on the couch when she arrived. This evening she talked to my mom on the phone. Mom related to me that Grandma is worried about ‘the lady on the couch.’ She says, “She’s just too pretty not to be married.” Okay, I can forgive my grandma for this comment, she doesn’t know any better at this stage of her life. Anyway, she goes on to say, “I have been thinking about her all day and just trying to figure out who I can find for her.” Apparently she looked around all day. She looked all around the place she lives. The place where all the old people live. The place where many others are in the same mental state. Thanks Grandma, that was very generous of you. I appreciate you lookin out for me. Just make sure the one you pick has a nice suit so I know he’s at least loaded. Hey, why not up my age bracket a little huh?

In my other endeavors to find meaning and purpose in my life, I have sampled lots of tasty frozen yogurt, set up a date with #7 for Friday, and booked a volunteer gig downtown for Wednesday.

As I mentioned previously, my friends and I (the self-proclaimed frozen yogurt connoisseurs) went to Red Mango the other day to partake of their frozen treats. It’s a well known establishment in the area, popular for its healthy and delightful frozen yogurt. My friend who originally fell in love with Spoon Me was not a fan of this one. I on the other hand enjoyed the pomegranate option at this joint. At the same time, did it really compare to Spoon Me? We haven’t rated the later yet but I can tell you now, it’s not going to measure up. Many things about it just weren’t as cool…like the girl wiping her nose with the back of her hand and then serving up yogurt to any brave takers. Anyway, I have been a little confused about my feelings the last few days…until today. Today, my cousin, sister and I went back to Spoon Me. I know what you’re thinking but it is healthy okay…and I worked out! As I partook of the delightful natural frozen wonder it was like coming home to an old friend…mmmmm….a friend with benefits, if you know what I mean. Next on the list is Luna Berry. It looks cute online. As for in person, it has a high standard to meet so good luck Luna…we’ll be seeing you soon.

I know, you are wondering where #7 suddenly came from now right? Well, I will keep it brief and save the rest for Saturday, when I write my post-date post. He is a guy from my single’s ward. He’s a pretty cool kid…my home teacher in fact. Anyway, I know a second date will most likely not be coming from this one, but he’ll be fun to hang out with this once for sure. I can’t give you any particulars because I don’t want you to stalk me on the date. I can just see binoculars across the room spying on me. No thank you. I will tell you where we are going, why, and how it came to be, on Saturday so be patient and don’t forget to check back then.

As for volunteering, Bunnie is actually a real person as it turns out and she did in fact write me back. I will be working with refugees and other English language learners in what they call, “Conversation Club.” We have conversations in English, look at magazines or newspapers, play games, etc. All of these activities are geared to help them learn English. I’m not about to learn another language so the more I can do to help others learn mine, I’m all for it. Just kidding…I think it will be a fun way to meet people though. So, I have a busy week ahead but I will try to check in here a few times and keep you posted. I’m still constantly amazed at the blessings I receive as I put forth effort. They come out of nowhere too…the places I least expect them. The important part is that I am trying and doing my part. I know that God does the rest…it’s amazing!


PrincessKatie said...

Love it. And no thank swe just spooned me! haha That was good time tonight. i wish I got out more. Thanks for chilling with me the loser who needs out of mommy mode!

I am so looking forward to what guy Grandma has lined up for you next time you see her!

Shanny said...

Hahahahaha! I love that Grandma is on the lookout for you. What a sweet lady!

Jill said...

Maybe Grandma knows a cute doctor!

Livin it up said...

She might know a doctor but I don't think she would remember if she did...dang it!! Haha. Katie, Shannon, I will keep you posted. Next time you talk to her ask her how her man hunt for me is going...hahahaha!

Emilie said...

Nothing will measure up to "Spoon Me." Really. What kind of jokes and poor humor can you employ with "Red Mango". Nada.

Livin it up said...

Hahaha, it's so true. Last night I was talking to Gentleman #1 and I told him not to go to Spoon Me without me. He said, "That's physically impossible." Haha, such a fun place!!