Sunday Stealing: The 14-Q Meme
Paging Dr. House

So That Was Cool

Earlier, we were running errands and stopped by Chloë's dance school to pay this month's tuition.

When I walked in, I noticed one of the teachers (Miss S) chatting with a parent I'm friendly with (K). I hadn't seen K in a couple of years, but her daughter and Chloë had danced together for several years back in earlier days. Her younger daughter is Jack's age or so, and we both had another baby after that... and so we would sit at dance class and chit-chat every week, getting to know each other. It was strange that I hadn't seen her in a while, but apparently her daughter stopped dancing.

Anyway, when I walked in and realized it was K, without thinking, I reached out and whacked her on the arm, in my excitement!

She turned to me, stared at me for a few moments, and then said, "Um... am I supposed to know who you are???"

I said, "Yeah! I'm Chloë's mom??"

At the same time I realized she hadn't seen me since before I dropped 200 lbs, she realized who she was talking to. Her jaw literally almost dropped to the floor, and she didn't pick it up for a whole minute.

I smiled broadly.

"MELANIE?!!" she squealed! "Is that YOU!? You look AMAZING!!!"

"You really didn't know it was me?" I squealed back.

She had no idea. NONE.

Miss S confirmed that I have lost "two whole people" my husband's size. She has complimented me on that every time she has seen me lately!

So that was my little excitement for tonight.  It was a boost to the ego, for sure!


P.S. We just got back from a weekend in Tennessee. It wasn't a terrific trip. Maybe if you're good, I'll tell you about it...