Chad is 22. He’s never brought a girl home. He doesn’t talk to me ever about girls. Never asks for my sage advice! 🙁
Several months ago, on his facebook page, I saw that he was “in a relationship”. He never mentioned it though but eventually the girl, Jessi, contacted me and we began talking. Things evolved and this weekend she came home with Chad. They got home shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday and he had to be at work at 4. He had to work all day Saturday and all day Sunday so I was hoping we’d all get along fine and she would be comfortable around us without Chad here.
I mentioned on facebook that she was here and my facebook buddies had all sorts of questions. So, here’s everything we all need to know about Jessi. First, I don’t have any indication if this is a serious relationship and I try not to ask too many questions, which is not easy for me!
Second, and most important, Speck likes her . . as in he hasn’t bit her. He’s barked a bit but he was trying to get on her lap yesterday and if you’ve ever had a snippy dachshund, you know how hard it is to introduce strangers.
Questions my friends have asked:
1. How does she feel about duck calls?
We were in the “Bargain Barn” in the little town east of here. It’s a HUGE place just full of junk (a lot like my home!). Jessi was wandering around and found the one and only duck call in the store . . it just jumped out at her so she got it for Chad.
2. Does she cook?
There are 4 kids in her family and she’s the oldest. I think she’s done a whole lot of cooking. They seem to be a very close family, which makes me happy!
3. Does she hunt?
Not sure if she hunts but she will go hunting with Chad. She likes to fish. She loves horses and has several of her own so she’s definitely an outdoorsy type girl.
4. Does she quilt?
Not yet! She did show an interest in my quilting. She’s been reading my blog for a while so she knows a bit about what I do. She’s 20 and was hoping to graduate this semester but is going to need one more semester. She started college at 16! Once she graduates, she wants to go to vet school. So, right now, quilting is the last thing she has time for but if she sticks around here, I can see her being a quilter some day.
5. Does she like the chickens?
YES! And they like her. They were happy to hear that she’s going to be a vet. They are so worried about what they’ll do if they have health care issues! There aren’t many vets that will treat a chicken, you know! I haven’t heard one word in the current health care debate about chickens . . have you? That’s a problem no one seems to be addressing! (OK. I know health care is a serious issue and I’m not making light of it so don’t anyone get angry about my health care for chickens discussions!)
What I think is funny is . . she likes spending time with Vince. He doesn’t give the first impression of being real friendly and if I had been left at the home of my boyfriend’s parents, whom I had never met, when I was 20, you can bet I wouldn’t have been nearly so outgoing and I’m generally an outgoing person. Right after she got here on Friday, Vince had to run to the chicken store and asked if she wanted to go. Sure . . and off they went.
I’m downstairs to quilt and she told me she was going upstairs to spend some time with Vince. Funny, huh?
I like this girl a lot and would be perfectly happy for her to be spending way more time around here but . . I’ll just keep my nose out of it . . maybe! 🙂