Musings from the laundromat: Shorts, Stores & Sunday Playoffs edition.
Posted by debaucherysoup
There’s much I should or could be talking about today – but having pulled up to the laundromat to see Glaucoma Man in shorts erased any social or political commentary from my mind.
It’s in the 40’s for crying out loud!
He’s in his 80’s.
Me: Why are you in shorts?!
Him: Keeps me movin’!
Me: Well, at least your shirt is Packer colored.
Not long after that he started bouncing on his feet as we all stood outside waiting for the laundromat to open.
Him: It’s too cold for this!
Me: Shoulda worn pants.
Laundry Lady isn’t here today (thus the late opening), she traded her shift at the last minute with the manager.
It’s odd, not only being here without my usual banter with her, but today for the first time in over six years I only have MY laundry with me.
Only had to use one machine.
See, I am beginning to notice the benefits of the empty nest.
I’m still struggling with missing him of course.
And, it’s hard to shop without him due to my anxiety. But, it sure helps me get in and out of the stores quickly. OK, so, usually without 1/2 the items I came in needing, but I’m working on that.
Getting braver. I just avoid eye contact and try not to stray too far away from the customer restroom.
Other than that – it IS Packer day!
I’ll be comfy And surrounded by snacks ready for a repeat of last weeks game hopefully! I love it when it’s close and some amazing plays are made. By BOTH teams, not just mine.
Not much fun winning if it’s a total blow out. Better to come out triumphant having played a worthy adversary in my opinion.
Of course, I’ll be ‘playing’ from the couch not the field. But, even that roller coaster ride can be exhausting. I think I do my part. Swearing, gasping, cheering. Hey, I’m a team player, what can I say?
You’re welcome Green Bay, you’re welcome.
About debaucherysoupI've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.
Posted on January 22, 2017, in Humor, Motherhood, Musings from the laundromat, Uncategorized and tagged empty nest, Football, Green Bay Packers, musings from the laundromat, social anxiety. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.