Five days ago I awoke positive of the new beginning. Anticipating the promise I stacked the deck by running a 15k three days earlier that almost killed me, believing it is how you end the year that counts, too.
But, on January 1st, cleaning
the carport, waiting for the family to show up, I noticed our lawn mower was
stolen, again. I thought I was smarter but this year the thieves just cut the
January 2nd, I
noticed my car’s transmission was slipping. The transmission fluid on my driveway
explained that problem. (This is the car I had to buy after the hit and run last
On the 3rd, I
tried cooking macaroni and cheese for my three year old granddaughter, the
single serve that she loves so much, but the inside of the microwave caught on
fire. It was rather cool for her see the fireworks she missed on New Year’s Eve
because she was sick but she really wanted the macaroni and cheese. I explained
that the microwave is broken and she innocently asked, “Paw Paw, does it need
January 4th, my
wife and I, both home for lunch wanted to toast bread for a sandwich but, are
you with me here? The toaster was toasted.
Now, today is my wife’s
birthday and today I realize that whatever life throws at me I can handle as
long as she is near.
My favorite “wife story” is
from when I met her. I was the emcee at a nightclub. Hanging at the bar,
watching the singers perform, she walked in the room. Astonished at something that
can be so beautiful, I asked, “Who… is… that?” The bartender, replied, “I don’t know, but I’m
going to find out,” and he was gone.
So let’s sum up my year,
five days in.
Lawn mower- $150.00
Toaster- $24.99… Maybe?