No matter how tired I am, how horrible the day has gone, what wonderful thing has happened, who made me cry.....well you get the idea...
Wednesday Night Church Dinner brings me joy.
Tonight, I walked from my table on one side of the giant room to the coffee urn 12 miles away, across the room. I filled two cups up with hot coffee and turned to cross the sea of people between me and my dinner table.
"Hey sweet thing! Have you been able to sleep this week?"
I turn to see my friends mother, Mrs. R, sitting at a table of 10 people, all in their 70s and 80s.
I had told her Sunday that I am not sleeping anymore.
"Well, I had a migraine this week, so...no, no sleep."
Her husband, Mr. R, motions me over for a hug.
"Have you gotten to the point where you are sweating in bed, throw off the covers and then start freezing and pull all the covers back on you?"
I am amused that Mr. R would ask me about "hot flashes".
"No, I am not there yet. I am turning 40 this year, so I bet it is soon!"
"Hey, are you married?"
A very old lady across the table squeaks at me.
"Yes, I am." I politely walk toward the lady, with my two hot cups of coffee. I am sensitive that each person at this table may not have complete hearing (due to the amount of years they have been on this earth).
She loudly continues as her husband puts his arm around my waist.
"I heard that a good go at sex is great for getting rid of migraines. That is why I asked if you were married. If you weren't married, I would not have told you that."
I was suddenly aware that I was awkwardly close to this man, the coffee was strangely getting heavy, AND a flash of heat flushed over my face.
I stood there staring at her with the polite grin that I had fixed to my face BEFORE the word SEX came out of her mouth.
The whole table started giggling and looking at me like I was a kid.
Mr. R turned and looked up into my face with the biggest grin, "your face is really red"
I turned away from all of them and said "I think I better go back to my seat."
I heard another from the "old sex table" say
"Her husband is going to get it tonight!"
WHA.........church........... people, we are in church!
Later in the dinner, I guess I lost my mind and went back for a second cup of coffee. This "old sex table" was right next to the coffee urn.
Our church's resident Dr. Ruth grabs my arm. "so how are things going in the bedroom? Is everything working right?"
"Well, my migraine is gone."
I'm skipping the coffee next week!