Today is the 41st anniversary of my mother's death. No matter how old I am every time this day comes around I am 16 again. I have never been able to resolve the issues I have. I continue to be a little crazy. I will always be 16.
I sat in the Dollar Tree parking lot all by myself and satisfied a many year craving by eating cotton candy. I have no idea where this came from but while I was shopping there just browsing around the store I saw the package. I knew I had to have it and now. And it was great! And then I went on with my day thankful for the hand sanitizer that I keep in my car.
There hasn't been a lot to laugh about at our house lately but I wanted to share this. I am the only one in the household to think it is so funny but here goes....
Scene: One dark, rainy Friday night in late summer at the Rowley house.
Players: Danielle (oldest daughter) home alone waking after her nap.
Stefanie (younger daughter) arriving home after a evening of fun and frolics. Dan and I are arriving home after a long trip to pick Dan up from his truck in Grand Rapids after 30 days out as an over-the-road truck driver.
Action: Danielle decides to slip into the attached garage to get her textbooks out of her car so she can study. She is wearing her underwear. She has the garage light on so she can see to find her car.
First Complication: Stefanie parks in her designated parking spot and hits the button to open the garage door. She gets out of her car, slams the car door and runs for the house in the pouring down rain.
Second Complication: Dan and I turn into the driveway. At this point Danielle is the "deer caught in the headlights" in her underwear with the overhead light on. She panics. Dan (not noticing Stefanie running alongside our car heading for the garage) hits the button to open the garage door. The garage door closes at this point giving Danielle a moment to run back into the safety of the laundry room to grab a pair of scrubs lying on the dryer. Good thing Stefanie never puts her clothes away.
Third Complication: I see Stefanie standing in the rain by the closed garage door. I hit the button to open it for her explaining to Dan what has just happened while Dan hits the button to open the door and actually is closing the door again on poor Stef. She is glaring at me while I am laughing hysterically.
Conclusion: We finally get the garage door open. We drive in. Stefanie sloshes in. Danielle gets the books out of her back seat. We all go into the house and live happily ever after. The End.
Grew up in Plymouth, Indiana. Graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Journalism. I moved to Indianapolis with my college roommate and met my husband and moved to Michigan. I have 2 beautiful daughters ages 22 and 25. I have had a few different careers in my life. I started out as a "secretary" moved on to fast food manager with Arby's and Wendy's, became a stay at home mom for 2 years and got back into the working world selling glasses at NuVision. One thing led to another and I ended up working in ophthalmology. Who would have figured?