So tonight was Ian's company picnic up the canyon. It had rained right beforehand, so I was kind of dreading going up there with the slight chill and super wonderful mud puddles that Liam would be so tempted to tromp in.
We finally let him go to town once we finished eating dinner. I was so upset that I didn't have my camera to catch the messy fun he was having. If I had photos, this account would be on Liam's blog.
So we stripped him down, drove him home with just diaper, he went swimming in the tub, we got him pajama'd, said family prayer and put him to bed... AND THEN I went to the grocery store because we are completely out of eggs, milk and dishwasher tablets. Who can live without those things?
The point of the post is coming, I promise...
Important note... I took my wedding ring off to lotion Liam after the bath and left it in his room (I couldn't chance retrieving it to run my errands, I did think of it before I left.) The next recorded events of the evening I should be assumed single, yes?
On the way home I return some movies to Bl0ckbuster. I actually had to get out of the car to try passively to get a hand out. I rented Pride and it froze 3/4 of the way through it. I told the guy so he could prevent this from happening from someone else (and possibly get a credit for it) and all he said was "thanks." Thanks? I didn't get to finish the movie! So, I walked away... then I thought I should check to see if there is anything new out, and... you know... give them more of my business because they were SO accomidating.
I took Flicka up there to rent it. The same guy greets me like we hadn't just talked 4 minutes previously. The price comes up to $2.99 and I say, "So, is H0llywood more expensive than you guys? Don't they charge $3.99?" He says, "Yep! And our children's videos are only $1.99!"
I got in my car and wondered why I didn't ask him why he mentioned the children's videos. Would it have been so rude of me to put him on the spot and say, "By looking at me, what made you assume that I care about your children's videos? Is it that my hair is in a pony tail or the general haggard look I carry around?" (I just realized it might be my massive pink purse!)
NEVERTHELESS, I wish I had put him on the spot. Because I know single guys look at the ring finger. I am not that UGLY, GEEZ!