Yesterday I was on television talking about a Sexual Assault Awareness program I was involved in at work. I appeared (to my horror) on the 10:00 news. I hate seeing myself on television, I’m my worst critic. But alas, it was there. Immediately after the segment was aired, Tammy called me to discuss said appearance. I wasn’t the only one horrified. She said and I quote,
“If you hadn’t given your name, I wouldn’t have known it was you!”
I love Tammy! Thank God she’s on my team!! We thoroughly bashed the television camera. But only because Tammy saw the segment that I did last October and she thought I looked like myself on that one. So after several minutes she exclaimed that ‘her show’ was coming on and she had to go. (I think it was really her husband giving her ‘that’ look, but who am I to question?) So we said our good nights.
That’s when the tide turned and as the gentle night waves came in a text came with it. Yup, you guess it. Goose saw me on the news too!
“Hi! I saw you on tv. You did a very good job. How are you?? You looked good.”
I texted back. Of course. (He did give me a compliment.)
“Hi Goose! Gosh, how are you?”
From there a two-hour text-a-thon ensued. His son is getting married in the fall and Goose is buying the flowers. I asked about the rehearsal dinner, but he hadn’t been asked about that. I just smiled. You know that’s coming. I asked what colors the bride had chosen for the wedding, he didn’t know that either. Can you tell that this is his first child getting married?
It was just after midnight when my eyes could no longer focus on my cellphone screen. I thanked him for the chat and we said good night.
I snuggled down in bed, pulling the covers up over my shoulder. I smiled to myself as I thought about Goose and his son’s wedding in the fall and all of the flowers he’s paying for in a mystery color.