The ice has arrived. We are buried. All schools are closed. Driving anywhere is dangerous. I hope we keep our electricity.
Wee One’s surgery was post-poned until 3/6 because one of his tonsils was infected and his ears had some fluid in them. He is now taking a hefty antibiotic for 10 days that put a huge dent in my pocketbook….money well spent tho. Thanks for all your well wishes! They are appreciated.
Yesterday, I came face to face with the Imposter.
I had to run into town to pick up Bubba from an after school function at 5:30 pm. I picked up Wee One’s medicine, swung by the feed store, then ran into the town’s only grocery store. As you can imagine, everyone was out shopping after work with the ice storm approaching our area.
I parked my car, as I was exiting my car, the imposter pulled in and parked one car over. I knew immediately that it had to be her. She was blonde and she looked like me from a distance. Her car was identical to mine. They were indistinguishable. I swear, her’s even had dirt in the same place as mine..
I hit my car’s remote lock buttons, and timed our walk across the parking lot so we reached the doors at the same time. The imposter glanced at my car, then she half smiled at me. I smiled at her unsure at first what to say. As we reached the doors, I was about to give up speaking to her thinking I might sound a little looney tooney, when I noticed her purse had come open on the side and some legal looking papers were slipping out as she walked. At the doors I pointed that out to her and she thanked me. Then she mentioned she had a crazy day and was concerned about the impending sleet/freezing rain because she lived 30 mi away. The imposter, it so happens, lives in the town Wee One goes to school in but works for the Tribe in the town that Bubba goes to school in.
As the imposter and I waited to get our shopping carts (yes, the little store was that busy!) she said, “I should have left these papers in the car.”
I replied, “you car is exactly like mine. I really like my car, Ive had it over 2 years and it still drives like it is brand new.”
The imposter answered me, “I just bought mine at Christmas. I like it a lot too.”
I said, ” We sort of resemble each other and we drive the same car.”
The imposter giggled as she refolded the escaping papers into the big compartment of her shoulder bag and said, “you have nicer hair than me.”
I replied, “but your at least 10 years younger and a lot thinner.”
That was the extent of my encounter with my imposter.
From what I could gather, she is a mother because I noticed a childs carseat in the backseat of her car. I’d guess her age in mid-late twenties, her hair is the same length as mine but darker and layered. She wears glasses. I can easily see how she was mistaken for me.
In a few minutes, I am braving the sleet to go out to the barn where Scooter and Freddie are impatiently waiting for their morning feed and hay.
I am ready for summer…………..
It is not even 7am and my family is already driving me bonkers. How am I ever going to make it thru the entire day iced indoors with them? and, it looks like the ice is not over until tomorrow afternoon.
Too bad the bootlegger in my area passed away. I’d be making the short trip to visit him.