Judy’s words: bookcase, Christmas & sandwich
With breakfast in her stomach Judy headed towards work. Working in the little town of Sloan has it’s benefits, it’s close to home and it’s a small Mayberry type of town. Close enough that she can walk to work if she wants too. She’s lucky enough to live on a dead end street just outside of town, the few delivery trucks in town don’t have a reason to come down her street. That makes for a very peaceful neighborhood.
She works at a quaint little book store on main street. Feeling a little hugry, she closed up shop for lunch and headed across the street to the diner. “Hi Betty,” she said to the waitress as she sat down by the window.
“Hi Judy. Do you know what you want?” handing her a menu.
“Yes I do. Surprise me with the soup of the day, a SANDWICH and a water with lemon.” handing back the menu. “Ham and cheese please.”
“Comin’ right up dear.”
This is her favorite time of year: with snow on the ground, the crisp cold freshness in the air and of course CHRISTMAS decorations that light up the night sky. During the relaxing stroll home after work, she realised she made it all the way to her den and didn’t remember taking a step. She found herself standing in front of her favorite place, her BOOKCASE. She knows her next adventure sits on one of these selves.
I will be off line for a couple of days. Be back Wednesday.
Me, my brother George and along our neighbors Steve and Paul, went frog hunting. We didn’t gig for them or eat them, we would lay down next to the creek and sneak up on them with our hands in the water and catch them. Afterwards we would always let them go, it was just something to do. This one particular day I caught 34 frogs. Way too many for my jar, so I had to empty it back into the creek several times. I won that day.
I guess we were around eight or so and this was before the was school built. When the school came the trees left. Shortly after that more and more trees were leaving, then the houses started coming. Street after street, it seemed like they never stopped coming.
The heat wasn’t as bad today as it has been, but last night it was very humid and I felt it in my lungs. My COPD acted up, because I tried to help a friend smoke some ribs. My problem was, when I tried to move faster than I should with my condition. I’m paying for it today. If I overly exert myself today, I will definitely pay for it tomorrow.
I want to start walking, but it’s much easier to want to do something, than to actually do it.
Wally’s words: seismic, barren and tomato
He was surprised to find a TOMATO in such a BARREN place. He stopped, as he often does, to take a picture of some impressive scenery. This one was of a very symmetrical barn in a desert field. Nothing else was around except for a lonely tomato plant, sand, blacktop and sunshine. As he did a three sixty he could see mountains far off in all directions. With the heat rising from the sand it gave the mountains an erie wavy look.
It was another twenty or so miles, before he saw anything other than scorching blacktop or steaming sand. It was a gas station. He was so grateful for his airconditioner, he thought giving his car a rest wouldn’t hurt. Might as well top off the tank and visit the mens room, while he had the chance.
Inside, he paid for the gas, a soda and some chips, then said to the store keeper, “hot today.”
The store keep replied, “oh it’s nice today. You should have been here last week, now that was hot.”
“Hotter than this. Oh my, I’m glad I wasn’t here.” Wally sat down, then felt the ground shake. “What was that?”
“Oh that. That’s just a little tremor, we always have SEISMIC activity out here all the time.”
“Well, I don’t like it. Think I’ll leave.”
Jen’s words: snuggle, rhinoceros and teal
This was an adventurer Jen and husband has been looking forward too for years. The ten day tour of Kenya encluded the flight, hotel and of course a safari. The safari is what Jen wanted and she could hardly wait to see the wildlife. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my. Well no tigers and bears, but they’ll probably see some lions, elephants and RHINOCEROS.
Her hubby didn’t care as much about the safari as she did. He was anxouse to lay down on the king size bed. They left their kids with mom, so he was looking forward to no cell phone, no work and no alarm clock. Resting and just being able to SNUGGLE with Jen was his prize. They made a deal with each other, the first couple of days will be rest and relaxation, next four days a safari, then round it out with a little night life.
The last day was coming and it was such a let down. However they missed their kids, so they couldn’t wait to get back to their normal life. The last night was dancing and Jen was surprised with two gifts from hubby. One was a little trinket for her charm bracelet and the other was a beautiful TEAL evening gown, that he hid from her the whole trip.