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Damnit!

Since I lost my paid account, I don't have my Wonder Woman "Oh, HELL no!" icon.  Just imagine that up there.

I went into work wearing my WW necklace from Donnamarie (the woman is magic.  She send random surprises to her friends from time to time, and this arrived at just the right time.  I've been wearing it quite a bit today)  and my WW undies.  I credit her mojo with the fact that when I was approached and asked if I could stay until 5 today, I just said "No."

No explanation.  No apology.  Just a simple answer.  Of course, I mentioned laterto the other FoH people that I was regretting not bringing a shirt to change into because I was meeting the spousebeast for drinks and to check out the pop-up farmer's market on Franklin St. (within earshot of Manager Tightpants).  But "no" should be sufficient.

Clearly, I need more WW undies.  ;)

The farmer's market was tiny (about ten vendors), but we bough focaccia from Loaf (in Durham) and Rowdy Gentleman goat cheese (washed rind with an inner layer of vegetable ash) from Prodigal Farm.  That may have been the Best.  Dinner.  Ever.  Kent had a bit of hard salami with it, and I binged on my last two plums.  Very nice.

I can't believe that I am starting to find cheese other than brie that I actually *like*.  Only took 43 years.

While wandering the market, we ran into The Potato Girls.  They're a mom and three little girls (an 18 month old and 4ish year old twins) who come into the store at least once a week.  The order is always the same: a chicken stuffed spud, a kids spud, sides of tomatoes, olives, and pickle spears.  Two extra plates (now THREE! because the baby wants her own plate).  Diet coke for mom.  Lemonade or water for the kids, depending on how they've been behaving.

They are the sweetest little family, and the kids dress so CUTE:  tutus, tshirts, stripey mismatched socks.  Hell, I want to dress like that NOW.

I was talking beer with one of the vendors and heard "Mama!  It's our friend!  AND SHE'S NOT AT WORK!!!!"  And then I had Zelda attached to my leg.

Of all of the day for Kent to wear his hair down (yum!) and decide to steal my "Don't fuck with me.  I'm a pirate"  shirt.  I introduced everyone to my husband, and Vivi (the other twin) took one look at the skull and crossbones and said "You're married to a PIRATE!"

I am SO GLAD they can't read.  At least I hope they can't.  Mom just grinned at me and looked like she was trying hard not to laugh.

After the farmer's market, I wanted to buy some wine to go with dinner. Kent went home so the cheese wouldn't melt, and I ran over to Walgreens.  I ran into Lance again, and he had GOOD news.  Once he recovers from the next (last!) surgery, Cosmic Cantina says he's got a job there.  The look of joy on his face was glorious.  He loved working there, and only left for greener pastures.

And we'll be working about a block and a half apart.  He'll be re-joining the Franklin St. food service tribe.

I can't stop smiling.

Comments

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mimoiikit143
Aug. 26th, 2016 12:56 am (UTC)

Awwwwwe!!! Sometimes kids arent too bad lol those little girls sound cute. And man oh man, I love Farmers Markets!!!! I absolutely adore them and wish I went to a lot of them when I was in Florida. The products just seem more fresh to me compared to the ones sold in stores....and there is always something new to discover from them.

carlyinrome
Aug. 26th, 2016 01:26 am (UTC)

Proud of you for saying no! I wish I had earlier today, and am now wallowing in regret.

coconuthead
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:11 am (UTC)
The Potato Girls sound darling -- and I'm glad to hear Lance's good news.
cielamara
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:13 am (UTC)
I love farmers' markets so much. I also love the dinners you can have in the summer when it's basically "put all this fresh food into your face, just don't even do anything to it really, just into the facehole because it's perfect". My dad was eating tomatoes tonight, fresh and ripe, just tomatoes with salt. So good.
qwentoozla
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Aww, those girls and their mom sound so adorable. :)

I'm glad there's good news from Lance!
seaivy
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:32 am (UTC)
i love reading you!
you put so much energy into life!
opakele
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:37 am (UTC)
Zelda and Vivi...great names. They sound adorable.

No means no, eh?
notodette
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
LOL those twins! My kids used to do that to people we saw regularly, in a place of work, too!
circumspectly
Aug. 26th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
Life can be good, indeed. :)
crys79
Aug. 26th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC)
that all sounds really good! except for losing your icons. i keep my paid account so i don't lose mine! i might actually be a lifetime paid member or something.
communitybee
Aug. 26th, 2016 09:34 am (UTC)
This post has lots of things to smile about, except for the non paid account... That sucks. If I weren't so broke...
wherdafux_d_cat
Aug. 26th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
The best answer is often the simplest one. Your time is yours and you don't owe work explanations if they want to take some of that time away from you. 'No' is more than sufficient, especially considering how often you go above and beyond for them! And good on them for accepting the 'no' and not trying to guilt/lean/persuade a different answer out of you. :)

And FANTASTIC news about Lance! I happy-danced (albeit while still sitting on the sofa) when I read that!

Side note: I saw that yarn you used for Kent's chair when I was buying yarn for my 'therapy rug' and I keep imagining how a rug made out of that might look. I blame you! ;D
michikatinski
Aug. 27th, 2016 12:54 am (UTC)
Squeeing over cheese, WW panties, pirate husbands, and Lance's new job. ♥♥♥
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