( Thursday 2/10)
I've been a little "yukee" the last week or more, my leg (actually knee with radiating pain) has had me on the sofa, propped up and hoping to wait it out.
Today I just took a little stroll down memory lane filling the time and getting away from books for a while, research reading and my best friend/enemy ta-da!, ta-da! CROSSWORD PUZZLES.
I was thinking about some sweet happenings like, my youngest grandchild who a few weeks ago asked, Bamma are you ever going to get married again? to which I replied, I don't know the Lord may send some wonderful man my way and I may be smart enough to listen, as I giggled a little smile. He said, that's gonna be really strange! I asked, What? To which he replied, seeing you with little babies as ooold as you are. AYKES! I nearly screamed.
After collecting myself in a matter of only seconds I simply said, no dear I can't have children, I'm much to ooold. I let it go at that, fearing this would end up in a conversation about "the birds and the bees" which I would gladly have deferred to his parents.(I ain't going there!)
I drifted way back in thought to a time when I was much younger, when my son was six. I was dressed in a long, silky, loose fitting dress with a low neck line. I was attending a holiday party and about to walk out the door. He approached me, stood in front of me and said "your not wearing that out of this house" - Say what young man! He said, your not wearing that dress out of this house, the top's not big enough. I had a rush of "who, what, wait a minute" than I caught myself, I simply put a button up blazer over the dress and left with him still feeling his, (very tiny) over sized dose of manhood still in tact. Now when I think of it it's just so cute, the memory.
Oh! One of my favorite's is the day I walked in the door from work and was stunned by the appearance of - maybe snow? (we live in Florida) - all over the kitchen. It was as if a white shadow had been cast all over the room from top to bottom and side to side. I just stood in silence staring and imagining what in the world could have done this! As the three of my children "froze in time" fearful to take a step or a breath, fearful to make even the slightest body movement, my eyes saw across the room, the fire extinguisher lying on the counter top and bingo! I had the answer. Still in shock I'm not sure exactly what my words were but I am sure that as the moment in time "unfroze" they were each in hand with a broom, mop or rag and the puzzle pieces just fell into place. It's so funny now because I have an instant replay button in my mind that shows it again and again.
Three children and eight grandchildren later I must have thousands of little stories tucked away in my brain and to tell you the truth, this has been one of the most fun days (for a sick day) I've had in a long time.
Lord I hope when you have a day like today you can find fond and special little stories about me - I hope I've given you reason to stroll down memory lane and smile when you think of me. Amen to that!