Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The case of the Vanishing Wedding Ring

I live in a very small town, and lately there has been a new very attractive gentleman (appears to be about my age) that I have been seeing around town. I noticed him in the checkout line a few lanes down, sitting in a booth alone at McDonald's when I drove past the window on my way to the drive thru, across the aisle in church...... that kind of thing.

Tonight I am sitting in my favorite diner reading a book and waiting for my dinner when I look up and notice that this man has taken the seat facing me in the booth directly in front of me. I smile at him and go back to reading. All I can see of the guy over the back of my booth is from his mid chest upward.

My food comes and every time I look up he is watching me. I smile, he smiles, I pretend to read. Then we repeat the process. I am a old gal that is very out of practice, but I realize we are flirting with each other. Once I raise my glass of tea and glance at him as I sip, he picks up his glass to take a sip and I notice that he is left handed and there is a gold band on his ring finger.

I hear a loud balloon popping noise, and I go back to reading in earnest. A little later I hear him call the waitress over and ask for another glass of tea and I glance up to see him handing her the glass. And, viola the ring is gone. Just plan not there.

DARN MEN!!!!!!!

I feel as if I am living in a Agatha Christie novel "The case of the Divine Mercy" on Sunday, and "The Case of the Vanishing Wedding Ring" on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Nine Months

I just realized that in the time I have been absent from this site I could have had a baby ( no that will never happen just my reference to nine months)

The thought just blew my mind. Where has the last nine months gone. Everyday I start out with the best of intentions and a list of things I intend to do and the day ends with very few actually completed. I have bills waiting to be paid, letters that need to be written and places to go, things to do and people to see and the list just keeps recycling without completion.

There was a time in my life when the days seems endless and time floated by in boredom. Now, I barely get turned around and the new year is smacking years end in the face. It is as if someone is sneaking behind me and readjusting the clocks for the sole purpose of making me late. I barely get my eyes open and ready to start the day and find the stars are coming out and my list of assigned task is still untouched.

Well dear blog, you are not the only one to be overlooked. My personal journal sits with half the pages empty, the napkins and slips of papers with notes on story ideas have moved from a growing pile on my desk to a shoe box on the floor, and soon will have to relocate to larger quarters once again.

Yes, nine months. What has happened in my life in the last nine months. Well, I have had my house invaded, my life turned up side down, lost my job and become partly retired. On the surface I have so much more free time then ever before and still I can not find time to finish all the things the line up each day. Once. I thought of myself as a very organized person but can not seem to get a grip on the insane mess that has invaded my life and my living space.

Well dear blog, I must go and attend to yet another chore and hopefully I will not wait another nine months to return to my original mission here.

Good night sweet blog. Sleep well.