Here is a completely non-running related story about how I've gone insane and become a paranoid nut-job. A couple of days ago, my friend, the massage therapist had an appointment with a strange old man neighbor of mine. The plan was that after her appointment, she would come over and hang out for dinner and watch The Biggest Loser.
Her appointment was at 4, so I figured, at the latest, she'd be over by six. At 6:15, I started to wonder where she was, so I texted a couple of times and didn't get a response. For most people, you'd think, "oh she's busy, she'll respond when she gets a chance," but she ALWAYS responds almost immediately I didn't give into my paranoia, yet, though. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and waited a little longer. At 6:45, I was getting nervous.
I think just to appease me, but Mike agreed to come with me on a neighborhood drive-by. Bungee came along for the ride, too. We drove by the house, her car was in the driveway, and only like one creepy light was on in the house. My subconscious may have made the light creepier than it actually was.
I put in a couple calls to her phone and finally said, "If I don't hear from you in 30 minutes, I'm sending Mike in." We even crafted a whole plan where Mike would pretend to have lost Bungee so he could ring the doorbell and see if anything was amiss while I peered through the windows. Fortunately or unfortunately, we never got to try our plan. Shortly after, I got a text and then she showed up at the door. It turned out that the appointment started late and then wanted extra time for meditation and energy work.
The moral of the story here is that if you are late, I will assume you have been abducted and are chained in the basement as a prisoner.
In other news, we have our new oven and it is glorious!
I broke it in immediately and baked banana bread and then made pizza for dinner.
Survey says: it's a winner! I am so excited to bake so many desserts that I gain 10 lbs this week. It's going to be awesome. I mean, I need the extra weight to stay warm now that we're getting snow and ice today.
Do you assume the worst? What's the craziest thing you've done when you jump to conclusions?