This Labor day left me kind of melancholy. I spent the day mostly alone until my young friend Emily came over for supper. We chowed down on pulled BBQ pork sandwiches and potato salad. I cheated -- I bought it all at my grocer's deli but it was really good! Emily stayed for a while after supper and we watched The Closer and Amazing Grace which we're both addicted to and agree that if God decides to send either of us an angel, we want Earl! I went through a box of old photos and had Em laughing as I tossed her pictures of her mom and dad from long ago when we were young and foolish and kids were mere twinkles in our eyes.
* I was gratified that y'all have given such a great, supportive response to The Friday Groaner idea. And the queue for it is growing. Good stuff, huh? I think we'll all have fun with this! Y'all can start sending me groaners anytime. I'd like to stay ahead on this if possible and I can't wait to see what you're going to be sharing with us. As I said, the one submitted for the premiere of this feature on Friday is absolutely terrific!
* The attack of melancholia had a reason. I think y'all may have noticed that I haven't mentioned The Man in a while. He ended our relationship earlier this summer over something I said and I can't even tell you what it was. Five years of friendship and over a year as a couple -- gone in one sentence. Seems to me there's something wrong in that. The funny part is I saw it coming. He'd become more and more critical of me and when I returned from Michigan in May, I knew somehow that I wouldn't be going back. As usual, I guess I'm not perfect enough. It's all right. I am okay with it. I guess I'm just not good at relationships. It was just odd being alone on a holiday because we always spent them together and I got used to it.
* I had some news the other day that could have a positive effect on my future and I might get to be a hillbilly beach bum yet! I have to ask some more questions and you can bet I will!
Hope y'all had a great holiday!!!!!!!