Natural is in the eye of the beholder
I mentioned a couple of posts back that I was helping my sister move a load of boxes from her old house to her new place. It was about 20 miles further from where she told me it was, but hey…she doesn’t drive, so she probably doesn’t have a good concept of distance.
We had three of her four kids with us in the cab of the truck. Aunt Mrs. Who, don’t you have satellite radio? Turn it to channel six! You don’t like that station? Which ones do you like? How about this…I have presets for 36 satellite channels. Why don’t I just scan through them, and then tell me when you like one, and we’ll stay on that one. It wound up on the Broadway channel. My sister and I chatted for awhile, then: Are you listening to this music? No, I’m listening to THIS: and changed it to the Rammstein cd. Don’t tell me what I will listen to in my own vehicle when I’m doing you a favor!
We got to the house, unloaded, walked around the property a bit, and then started back. Somehow, we started talking about middle age, and how food smells still bother us in the morning, years after pregnancies have come and gone. She also mentioned that she feels nauseated when she’s on her period and when it’s her fertile time. (Those are her words. In the cab of the pick-up. With kids definitely in earshot, especially since they’re listening to music they don’t want to, lol!. No problem…I’m very much a matter-of-fact person when it comes to bodily functions myself. I personally would not have mentioned a ‘fertile time’ in front of very young kids, but hey, not my kids. But my music!)
She did ask me what I had been doing on my spring break. Mentioned getting my sewing room done. That in fact, when it’s me by myself, I don’t close the bathroom door. And from the bathroom I can see straight across the hallway into my sewing room, with the sewing machine gleaming in the sunlight streaming through the window. I can sit on the toilet and feel all happy just looking at the room.
My sister gagged and called out my name, acting all shocked…’The things you come up with!’ Hey…at least I wasn’t talking about being fertile, too!!!! *shrug*