I sometimes wonder why I still write a blog. My life is rather, or I should say, very boring these days. Long gone are the days spent drinking down at the shopping center with George and the gang. It’s life’s little punctuations that keep me writing I think.
One punctuation today was mom’s uncanny second sense about the level of paper towel and toilet paper I have in the house. I ran out of both today and, low and behold, mom came by with a backseat full of both.
“How did you know I was out?” I asked her amazed at the second sense ability she has about that.
Well, this gets Maggie excited. I get excited at seeing my mother – any break in the monotony that can be my and Maggie’s day is like candy to a kid. We all have a good time during the delivery of such sundry items. The excitement is similar to when George would bring me Cokes after a night of work as a surprise. I would also get excited when George would sit with me as he got drunk and I could “drink” very vicariously through his morning after-work ritual. I always knew when we hit the ninth ice beer as George would begin to slur his words.
Today, I want to go to Wal-Mart for home theater cables. I said to mom, “Let me know if you go to Wal-Mart in the next few weeks as I want to go!” This usually means it will be on the forefront of my mother’s mind as she gets her hair fixed today. She will often drive back over to pick me up to “get it over with.” Heh! I hope so. It’s these little punctuations that make my life so interesting these days in a sea of blandness that can be my everyday existence. I get to “play” for a few short hours with the darling of my heart these days, my home theater.
Well, I am off to shake the dew off my lily ergo take a pee. It seems the six diet Cokes I just drank and that made me very chilly on a ninety degree day have passed on and are ready to be let loose again in another form. Excuse me while I take a leave of absence from this blog post.