Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday Night Fever
So much for my nice relaxing evening with Pebbles. About two hours before her scheduled arrival, she called to ask if New Boy could join us for dinner. She's been dating NB for a couple of months and seems pretty crazy about him. (So much for spending time on her own since the last breakup). But that's her business. Anyway, she's pretty excited about this kid and I said if she wanted him to join us, it was fine by me, just expect us as we are - not enough time to plan, etc. By this time, Bick was one his way home and all would descend upon Reata North at the same time.
I set a pretty table, did a quick grab-n-stash through the house, ran the vaccuum, put on some lip gloss and hoped for the best. She's the one taking the risk.
On one hand, I'd have liked a bit more prep time and on the other, I'm glad she's very comfortable with bringing people home to meet us, warts and all. It's like I told her when she asked "this will either cure it or kill it".
So the New Boy - well, I liked him. I liked him a lot. Bick liked him a lot. He was funny and down to earth and sweet, smart and a little nerdly. I've grown to like most of the boys/men Pebbles has dated, but never right off the bat.
Oh, and speaking of Bick - he had such a wonderful weekend at the family wedding with Sandy. He said "she actually treated me like a human all weekend, was nice and loving towards me - and in front of my family. It's been years since that's happened". I do not know what's going on there, but we'll take it. I hope she has finally realized that her daddy loves her and only wants good things for her. He's not a perfect person, but his love and caring for her has never wavered.
So I guess I'll have to think of a name for the New Boy. My gut tells me he may be around for a long, long while.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Teach your children well.
camera phone pic of Pebbles last weekend while attending a "Taquee Prom" in Denver.
Skating backwards in a sequined prom dress. That's my girl.