Friday, December 17, 2010
You know sometimes, I think I just don't leave the house enough.
Because whenever I leave it is always an adventure.
Oh, this is my living room, it was cloudy and I thought the lights
First of all, my dishwasher broke last night. I know the mother board
must have went out. Everything now that we just had our 10 year anniversary
here is breaking. I was surprised because I expected it to be the garbage
disposal. At least with two ovens I can still bake if one of those breaks.
I knew before I called what my repair man would say, " It is ten years old, just
buy a new one. " I found my self groveling before him. Begging and pleading.
I even offered to give him more money but he remained firm.
I got off the phone mad at myself, because how many years have I washed dishes
by hand anyway? How many generations have woman before me washed dishes
and I bet they didn't grovel. I sent my husband a text and he called me back and
he said, he bet he could change a mother board and if he couldn't well no big deal.
We would just break down and buy and new one.
My daughter this week wanted to read Sense and Sensibility. She is out of school so
I have went through every box, bookcase every closet where any books might live.
I never could find it. I have two copies by the way. I went to the library this morning, early, when they opened.
It is dark today because of the rain clouds, when I pulled into the parking lot there
was this man standing like he was waiting for someone to pick him up. He had a suitcase
on rollers. Of course when you want someone around there never is, I pulled into a parking
place as close as I could. I noticed he was watching me and as I put my car in park
he started walking towards me. I had grabbed the books I was returning and just
my car keys and jumped out of my car. I had my fast tennis shoes on today, and I made
it to the front door of the library before he caught me.
I dumped my books in the book drop and zoomed down one of the book aisles. There was
no one in the place where the librarians usually are. I hid behind a place where I could
watch him. He came in with his suitcase and looked around like he was looking for someone.
Me?? I don't know, I watched as he went in the Men's bathroom. Then I went out the door
so I could get my glasses, I forgot those. I went out to my car, and back, in my fast shoes.
I looked all the places Sense and Sensibility would normally be, none, zip. I am starting to think
there is a plot. Finally the librarian comes out of the back and she can't find it either.
Now the creepy guy is out of the bathroom and he walks by and keeps staring which
I am trying to ignore and not look.
I don't know what kind of aura I put off, I was walking the other day in a parking lot, I was as close to the parked cars as I could get because I could hear a car coming behind me. Then the car honks, I jumped about 10 feet. The guy rolls down his window and motions me over. Of course I walk up and he asked me for directions to a
pharmacy. He had a Dutch accent. So weird things happen like that all of the time.
I can't even begin to tell you what happens when I am grocery shopping. They should hire me
full time to show people around.
So I decide I will run across town to go to Barnes and Noble. I drive over there and the
parking lot is really full. As I get out there is this 1969 El Camino driving by slowly in the
parking lot. His windows are so tinted that I can't see the driver. I ran into Barnes and Noble
they have one copy of Sense and Sensibility. I wait in a very long line.
I go back out to the parking lot and guess who is parked next to me? El Camino guy. Backed
in for like for a fast get away. Do you think I have a over active imagination. My husband and I were almost robbed in that parking lot one Christmas so I am really jumpy.
I still had a bit shopping to do so I went and drove back across town to my side of town. It was
busy but not to bad it is only 9:30 in the morning. I finally get all of my stuff and head back
(This is my favorite piece of furniture in my whole house.)
One thing I like to remember is "God is in charge of everything that happens
to us and never can a single thing happen without His permission.
God's permission comes through His love. (Principles of Joy)
Thanks for stopping by and I wish we could sit with a cup of coffee or
hot chocolate, and talk about what is going on in your life today.
Thank you for sharing your time with me today.