This was a strange day! Almost didn't go to church. When I got there, a strange woman started a conversation. I could tell by her stories from prior weeks that she was mentally unbalanced. Untangled from her. During break, my skirt was tucked in panties! No kidding! My "friend" that I was afraid to call a friend because it seemed she was unsure of me -- then said, "Friends can tell each other these things." I was very happy to hear she now considers me a friend . After church, wanted to explain to Pastor's wife about strange woman as I didn't want to gte a bad rep by association. No problem there, she already knew of the women's troubles. Then she (the pastor's wife) invited me to a bridal shower. Very happy because I'm so new to the church. Also invited me to a Mother's Day banquet. After church, I felt elated -- but too tired to cook. So I called me brother to meet him for an inexpensive lunch. Only he was at a free luncheon. It turned out to be a community event sponsored by a community group I participate in -- only part-time, because my son is allergic to the smoke at meetings. I missed the announcement about the luncheon. So son and I went there for lunch. Only TOXIC SIL was there. Yes, the one I disassociated myself from to save my health. My mother had told me she was planning to invite SIl to a breakfast for my son* -- so I was preparing myself to meet her on Wednesday AM, not Sunday, not without someone to run interference. But she left me alone, except to say hello, how are you? "Good," I responded, and asked her the same. That was it. Not too stressful, no scenes, and my son was happy to see her. As if the day weren't weird enough, this nice woman from the community group said she wanted to introduce me to her son! He's the same age as I am, alone, and not willing to go to bars. (Sounds familiar.) She said I actually met him once -- briefly -- at a community center. He was on his way out. I vaguely remember a nice-looking man with blue? eyes. I joked with her that she ought to ask my father's permission as dating was awkard because I live in his house (Dad lives with bro. #2.) Next thing I know, she's *literally* chatting up my father! I wish I could have heard that conversation, LOL. As if that weren't weird enough, a very handsome older man that is a well-respected (maybe the most well-respected?) man in our small community kept catching my eye. It was strictly high school. I turned to him, he looked away quickly. He'd look at me, I'd look away quickly. You get the picture! He goes to the same church but doesn't attend often. I just thought he was too successful to be interested in me. But I think he is. I think he is just as shy as I am . We'll never date this way, LOL. I thought I'd come home to a nice, uneventful evening, but it's still going strangely . At least life isn't as boring as it was. I don't really know why I'm sharing this. I guess I consider all of you my friends . * My son is the boy with the endless birthday. I had a mini-party for him before he left for his father's, ex had a party at his place, now my mother wants to have a mini-party on Wednesday. Is he spoiled or what ?