I met another bizspouse today.

I couldn’t believe my eyes….a female in the fitness room. Since our hotel is made up of 95% men, it is rare to even see a female and in the six weeks I’ve been here, I’ve never seen one working out. I was so elated to have found a potential friend. I was like a third grade girl on the playground, spotting a may be pal and hoping to say the right words to extend a greeting.
It seems that Edith is here for a couple weeks to visit Archie who is working at the local Chrysler plant. I think many of the guys staying in this hotel work there too. I see a lot of hard hats, industrial clothing and greasy lunch boxes. Her husband is here to do training. She didn’t say what kind of training but likely something about quality control and ‘don’t put out lemons’ so Chrysler’s stock will go up.   I doubt that her last name is Bunker but I didn’t ask. I didn’t want to look like a stalker in my exuberance over meeting a fellow biz wife. I hope to run into her again.  I’ve got my tennis shoes on and guess where I’m headed?

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Today is not my birthday.

No, today isn’t my birthday but it IS likely the 57th anniversary of my conception. We don’t talk about that much, or ever really. But the reality is that if you were born between November ….say 10th and November 30th, allowing for fluctuations in the gestation period, that you were conceived on Valentine’s Day. You’ve seen all of those commercials and pressure to buy cards, flowers, perfume and those silly hoodie footie pajamas.  I will be glad when today is over just to get those commercials off the air.
Think about it. How many people do you know that have one of those birthdays? I was probably 40 before I connected those dots or I should say hearts and my birthday hasn’t been the same since. No one wants to think about their parents being romantic. I wondered why so many people had a birthday on the same day as mine, or the day before or after.  Now I know.  The secret is out.

This year will be no different. Another Valentine’s Day is here.  I will get to work cranking out more homemade birthday cards because you know there will be a whole crop of new folks crowding in on my special day.