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By purr (Thu May 20, 2010 at 11:45:30 PM EST) my, life, award, time (all tags)
I definitely wasn't expecting that.


Some mother of one of my girl scouts must have submitted me for the award.  I really don't feel like I deserved it because I was disorganized at times and we were able to complete the requirements for the bronze award. The girls do have two years to work on the bronze so that is still in the mix for next year. But who would nominate me?

Girl Scouts is officially over until September. yea. Now swim team starts (I'm the Co-direct of that committee) and I have to start getting ready for my community pool volunteer duties. This is so my last year with the pool duties. Four years of volunteering is more than enough contribution. 

It seems my daughter and I have a learning disability, some form of dyslexia.  It sort of explains my ability to read things upside down or backwards. Last year painting props for my daughter's dance recital, I painted U2A and it was suppose to be USA.  It is sad that one of the girls had to point it out to me that it was backwards.  It also seems to effect my ability to distinguish left from right.  Most of the time the letters and numbers and which is right or left I know from years of doing (practice makes prefect) but if you catch me off guard and ask which way then all that practice is right out the window. I made it through school fine though I guess I picked up tricks to help me along the way. I have been passing those tricks on to my daughter who seems to have the same problem.  Last year is when the problem really came to light with her. This year has been much better, almost easy for her.  Can't wait for school to be over too.

How come my I.T. minded husband can be so organized on his computer but in real life (like his desk) be a disaster?  He has an IN box on his desk that is filled with anything and everything. Yet if you look at any one of his 6 email accounts, those inboxes are neat and orderly and practicly empty.  The real one on his desk is piled 3 inches above the top of the box with junk. Go figure.

I do appreciate the sentiment behind my award tonight. I just wish that I felt like I deserved it. I always feel weird about receiving that kind of attention. I can't explain better than that.

So is it wrong to be attracted to a friends 20 year old son?  That is weird right. I have a neighbor who is a few years older than me and has a twenty year old son that lives at home while he is intershipping and going to college.  Just this last year, he entered my radar. Normally, I don't see my friends' kids as anything more than kids because I have watched them grow up, right? Suddenly last year, my friend's son came to the pool by himself. He stripped down to his swim suit and swam for a while and then sunbathed.  I kind of watched him under my sunglasses because he was hot (well defined body and taller). Actually, I didn't realize who he was when he first showed up because I had not seen him in almost a year. When his mom and little sister showed up and sat beside him, I knew who he was and it floored me. Now I can't get that whole "He's a man now" image out of my mind when I talk to him. I am SOOOO not a cougar type, but do appreciate the eye candy.  I just don't like to them about the mom behind the man. "It's creepy"

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Nooooooooo, you're a cougar. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri May 21, 2010 at 01:22:55 AM EST
Nailed it the first time, I'm afraid.
Break it to hubbs gently, my dear.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

It was just eye candy by purr (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri May 21, 2010 at 11:59:35 AM EST
something interesting to look at while hanging out at the pool.

You can't tell me that you don't look at pretty twenty-some girls with interest.  I won't believe you unless you are a homosexual.
Life is good when you are young. Then it sucks when you are old. And then you die. Live it while you got it.
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Not so much by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 21, 2010 at 12:25:12 PM EST
as they're more likely to remind me of my daughter, and make me think about what a headache she can be.

Now, their moms are a different story.


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You're right. I can't. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 21, 2010 at 01:05:45 PM EST
My SO is 25.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Here's to you Mrs. Robinson by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri May 21, 2010 at 08:47:30 AM EST
it's going to be a Cougariffic day here.


It was awful by purr (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri May 21, 2010 at 12:20:09 PM EST
Once I realized who he was I was mortified that I had been discreetly watching him.  I tried to act like I didn't see any of them. I didn't want to draw attention to myself and have to say "Hi". But of course she saw me when we were trying to leave. She called me over and, of course, she wanted to chit-chat and gossip. I did a lot of "huh" and "oh really" with head shaking just looking at her. Thank the Lord, I wasn't openingly gawking at her son before she showed up. 
Life is good when you are young. Then it sucks when you are old. And then you die. Live it while you got it.
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