January 17, 2020 – Sherry told me a while back she was free this evening to get out and I had already planned to do so anyway, so we got together. My part of the story (Sherry, you are welcome to spin your tale) started with my original plans to go out. Frankly, if it weren’t for Sherry, I wasn’t feeling it and would have curled up in front of the fireplace and continued crafting those lemon drop martinis. That said, I was very happy I did go out after all!
As is the norm, it all starts with the outfit. I just picked up this cute sweater a week or so back and paired it with faux leather leggings just looking for the right opportunity to get out. Cute, warm, casual yet classy, comfortable. During January and February, I try to wear as many sweater based outfits as possible for obvious reasons. I generally would vary the types of outfits and their focal points otherwise.
I hit the road and made a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things. Then I went to a LGBT monthly gathering at Kent State University. I had my dinner and drink and met a few nice people. I did have an interesting and extensive conversation with a deaf and blind woman, whose 18 year old daughter is transgendered (which was why she was there). Next time you complain about something, think about being dealt those cards!
The conversation was facilitated by a student who was serving as her eyes and ears, doing some form of sign language while holding her hands. Anyway, that left me both happy and humbled, feeling lucky to have had the experience.
Then Sherry and I met at a jazz club in Akron. We had been these once before. A Cuban four piece band was playing. We had a great table, listened to great music, enjoyed our drinks and each other’s company, chatted with some of the folks around us and simply had a lovely evening. Just a simple girl’s night out.
I turned into a pumpkin, heading home and Sherry went about more adventures which I am hopeful you will read about very soon. A nice way to spend an evening, indeed! Thanks Sher!!