Thursday, October 4, 2012
THIS WEEK AT MY HOUSE
Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
My week began with a bang (no, not that kind of banging) and a scream when I awoke Sunday morning. Or, rather, I should say I was awakened when the head of my bed suddenly slammed down and my head was pointed toward the floor. The support underneath the head of the bed had given out for the second time.
I can't sleep with my head pointing toward the floor, and waking with a bang! can be a rather daunting prospect, so I decided to get up and head for the family room. But when I opened the closet door to get my slippers,
I picked up the heel of the slipper, intending to shake him off and then smack him. Instead, he ran toward me as soon as I went for the slipper. How can something with such a tiny brain be so smart? I guess that's why everyone says cockroaches can survive a nuclear holocaust.
As Senor Cucaracha ran toward me, I screamed, grabbed the slipper, and started smacking him. It only took about ten whacks to kill the mighty bastard.
Later in the day, as my eyes drooped from lack of sleep, Favorite Young Man very kindly arrived to repair the bed. He also mowed the lawn -- that sweetie pie
The next evening, his two little girls arrived for a happy visit with me. They have now returned to their own home.
I've started reading a book, The Lieutenants by W.E.B. Griffin, that was a gift from Elvis Aaron Schwarz. I gave him a book called Open Doors: An Anthology and requested that he turn to page 40 to read my story, XO. You can join Elvis Aaron Schwarz in reading my story by going to http://www.amazon.com/Open-Doors-An-Anthology-Volume/dp/1477455132 to buy this book of science fiction and fantasy from Wayman Publishing. You'll find some of your favorite bloggers here, and I hope I'm included as one of your favorites.
I know you'll want to read a book if Elvis Aaron Schwarz reads it.