Friday, November 9, 2007

Meandering Morning

My favorite clerk was in fine form this morning. Eagerly, he rang up each customer. The beep of the cash register could be heard with every transaction. People paraded into line to buy coffee, gas, candy, and cigarettes. I was in awe at how masterfully he handled the masses. It is a thankless job he handles so well. I was envious.

"Quiet night," he told me. "Not one peep out of the usual rabble rousers."

"That's a good thing, right?" I asked.

"It makes for a slow night. 3 'o' clock passed and I thought morning would never get here."

I stood drinking my decaf so glad to be out of the house. It was another very cold morning and the warmth of the convenience store was inviting. I also got an application for employment even though they are not hiring. It couldn't hurt to try. At least it will be on file.

I left the convenience store and walked to the park. The great orb of the sun was just hanging over the cotton mill. Its light blinding me as I sat beneath the boughs of those great oaks. It was going to be a fine day. One to relish.

I feel so well this morning. I haven't felt this well in months. There is much going on behind the scenes of this blog that I am shy about writing. Maybe I can get up the courage to reveal what's going on. I don't want to whine and portray too much drama though. I worry about burdening you all with my problems. Maybe its best to just write of pleasant morning walks and conversations with friends. Yes, that would be best.

10 comments:

barefoot 303 said...

Hi andrew,
I hope you are having a wonderful morning. Hey i noticed this morning that some new ads were on your site. Unfortunately the one of the girl's bare behind is even with your new post which makes this very uncomfortable to read at work. I love to read your writing and hear of how your days unfold, but i don't want to stare at that, or have my co-workers thinkings something....
I will try to check back over the weekend.
Have a good one.
Jennifer

Karin's Korner said...

Hey Andrew, Happy Friday!!

You have to know that this blog is for you, for you to write whatever you are feeling at the time you are writing and that all your readers care very deeply for you and if you are having a problem, and you want to share it, go ahead. I for one will listen (or read) whatever is on your mind for that time of day.

I enjoy coming here daily (sometimes a few times a day) to catch up with you.

So...... if you want to whine...then whine! We love you no matter what.

Portia said...

I know what you mean...I feel like my blog is so shallow compared to what's really in my head, heart and life, but I can't bring myself to open up.
I am glad you have been feeling so well! I hope it is another good day.

Lynette said...

You need to write what you want. Whatever is going on will be written about when you choose to do so. We can wait.

Barb said...

Andrew,

Are my comments that are meant to lift you up, causing you stress? I in no way want to stress you out, or feel uncomfortable. I tend to wear my therapist hat too much, and for that I am sorry.

Your strength is the cause of other's feeling lifted up. And for that reason, dont hold back. I for one, admire your honesty, and willingness to be open with others.

B~

pattycakes said...

no way andrew , please dont leave anything out , i dont consider it whining . i love to hear about your life. believe it or not it helps a lot of people . dont worry just type lol have a great day huggs to you and maggie :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

I am sure that your visits to the convenience store are as enjoyable for the clerk as they are for you Andrew, nights can get very long when you work in such places, and it's a great place for you to warm up now that the nights are cooler.

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Kelly Jene said...

I'm so glad you feel well. Remember though, this is Your blog. You're feelings and thoughts and life are as welcome here as mine are on my own blog. Would you ignore my blog if I shared raw emotion and drama? Of course, not. Don't worry!

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I agree with you and Portia..it is hard because we are so afraid of the negativity..the rudeness of people..
But it is your blog and you do what you feel is best..and everything I've read over here I've enjoyed reading..you are a delight and I'm sorry that things are so rough right now..on the brightside, it can get better soon!!!
Always,
Crusty~