I live in a small town, I love it and the best part is I live within twenty minutes of a major metropolitan area. Well, our small town has a mayor. Cool. Our small town also just opened up their very own public library in a new location (our library used to be contained in an beautiful old house but not very ADA). Cool.
My Monday was so busy, like most moms. All the usual stuff. I worked out in the morning, worked on signs, did housework, paid some bills. I did NOT shower, put on any makeup, put my contacts in, run a brush through my hair ? ( I used my hoodie to hide my bad hair day). I had to pick the kids up from school because they don't allow science fair boards on buses. So I'm there, hoodie up, signing kids out and as we're leaving I get this crazy idea that we should go visit our new library. Now, this might have something to do with the fact the my wonderful husband has been MIA since last Friday...working OT and taking his license renewal classes all weekend. I was dreading the nightly grind of homework and dinner making so a trip to the library sounded perfect and relaxing.
We arrive and I give the kids the whole, "Now, we're at the library and you need to use quiet voices," speech. We go in and there are only a few other patrons and it's not a very large library. We take our seats in the raised childrens' section and the kids proceed to peruse the books. Up walks a gentlemen, I think very happy to see children in the new library. He says something like, "I hear happy voices over here." And I assume the, eyes downward, please don't look directly at me, you might melt, position. But up he walks arm outstretched, "Hi, Rob Stearley, welcome to our library."
Me: Ummm, uhhh, hi, Mayor.
Yes, I'm in my workout clothes, unwashed and unkempt, HOODIE DOWN and all I can think is that I'm so glad he didn't walk up to me while I was trying to nurse the baby!!!!! (I use a cover, but still). I didn't recognize him with his glasses on. I was so embarrassed, but I can't help but wonder, doesn't our mayor have anything better to do on a Monday afternoon than sit at a library, read the newspaper and greet people. Hmmm.
I resolve to never leave my house without combing my hair ever again.
Have a great day.
PS I love that our mayor is getting sworn in in a leather jacket in this picture. Sheesh. Maybe he didn't think I looked half bad after all. I also love that in the case of a deadlock vote our mayor is chosen by LUCK of the DRAW. I think it's whoever chooses the higher card, it happened in 2004, NO JOKE! 7 of diamonds and a 10 of hearts