Yes those are my boots and gloves left at entrance to the little bridge that leads to my front door! After coming back from getting to know the horses earlier today! At a ranch 15 min drive from my house!
Why am I sighing?!
I got there! At the ranch. I was on time. The other participant was late. That’s not why I am sighing.
The rancher is a man in his late 50s. His hair is white and resembles a Roman emperor’s! Think Claudius.
The staff member is a young 23 years old from…hear this! California!!! My brain immediately felt this ‘it’s way too early for puzzles! I’m here for the horses!…but WHY is a 23 year old ‘here’ in the rugged cold mountains?! After growing up in sunny desert California weather!’!
Thankfully, it only took a couple of seconds for my brain to get smarter! I immediately felt relieved when it /my brain/ decided ‘irrelevant detail! Focus on subject. Horses. Girl is not the focus’!
I’m one of those people, who usually watch in full astonishment, when others standing beside what seems to be their forever ‘thirsty’ and curious well, smiling, and wanting nothing more, than filling it with unnecessary details about ‘any’ random traveler that happened to cross their path! I will never get it. I’m hardly curious that way! But then my brain isn’t typical. And that is not ‘always’ good, as you are getting to know me in this blogging land 😉 but let’s leave that complicated subject to the side for now, shall we!
To my surprise, the girl, that same 23 year old, from Cali, turned out to be one of those curious forever question askers herself! Way too young. I thought to myself.
She asked at one point: So I heard you’re a coffee roaster! (Her eyes are wide open with excitement) do you roast the coffee at your house?
Me: (do I play nice?!…play nice! For the love of God..play nice! Hide your fangs..oh oh one fang is about to show…hurry!’ So I answer: Yup. In my oven in my kitchen when I am not busy roasting a chicken or something else for dinner! I just basically throw a ‘couple’ green coffee beans on a baking sheet! And voila 🙂
The girl, to my total shock, says this: Oh THAT IS AMAZING!
Me thinking ‘oh no. She actually believes me! My fault. Totally my fault. Why didn’t I play nice!’ And at that moment I decided to casually blurt: um..actually no. I roast my coffee in a proper roasting facility. Separate from my house!
She laughed really loud! And then said ‘OH DO YOU EVER GET SICK OF THE SMELL OF COFFEE?! LOL LOL LOL’ her eyes looking at me like I have THE most exciting answer, which in her mind, will affirm her clever curious question to be…clever…and very…curious!
Sigh..now what do I say to that!
I responded after quietly looking at her studying her…big wide smile ‘no. I don’t.’
I didn’t lol with her.
Yes I’m awful sometimes!
It got better later. She honestly continued being her incredibly happy and overly enthused self! I was glad my quietness and horrible answers did not offend her! And after me and I, did an intervention to straighten out my awful horrible focused only on task and task alone ‘horses in this case’ brain! It began to behave. The girl and I became good friends and we walked hugging each other’s shoulder side by side…all the way around the ranch and back!
No. We didn’t.