I was having a nice day, but had trouble getting motivated to get dressed. There was more work than usual to do (shaving) and we’re dog sitting, so I had to deal with responsibilities that I wouldn’t have otherwise (plus that pathetic face when he had to be put into his crate). Anyway, I soldiered through and got my girl on and let me tell you, I will never have a better day. I may have days as good, but never better!
As I have done recently, I signed up for a shift at the art museum and then over to usher at Mercury, with two hours in between. I decided to wear this cute dress with a sweater for the necessary warmth at the museum and to cover the low cut back on this dress (my back is not a strength of mine).
My shift at the museum could not have been more rewarding. People (okay, mostly women) walking by complemented me on my dress, told me I looked lovely, liked my style. Yes, my head swelled! I spent quite a bit of time talking with a gentleman that looked almost like a Marine with a goatee, the last guy I thought I’d have a lengthy conversation with. He was also from Cleveland. We talked about what a great place we live in, he introduced me to his family, we talked about their plans after the exhibit. He had an extensive conversation with this guy in a dress. A complete nonissue. I had a similar conversation with a husband and wife in from New Jersey. The two toughest looking guys ended up being the absolute nicest. Plus I got to play in the exhibit before the museum closed. This would have made for a great day.
But, wait, there’s more! I stopped at a restaurant a friend recommended and met the most wonderful human being. She is the bartender and I’ll suffice as to say, my visit ended with HER asking for a hug (that’s usually me doing that). We immediately bonded, we talked, shared, she gave me her number and I’m bringing a friend back there next week for drinks and dinner. I still cannot believe my good fortune. This could be my new art museum-related hang out.
Then over to Mercury for my ushering duties. Many favorite volunteers were there, so I walked around hugging people and when many patrons I know came in, well, more hugs. My face hurts from smiling all day on a day that I wasn’t quite feeling it when getting ready. Sometimes you just never know…..