Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Tuesday Morning Ramblings
I am up at this ungodly hour of 6 A.M because of conference call and because instead of taking it here from home, I have to be at the store to open so I have to go in early. When I was walking every day, as I should still be doing, I got very used to getting up this early but I've grown out of the habit and though I'm working on a pot of coffee right now, I can't seem to really wake up.
The good thing is I do get off early today, I hope. Depending on how things go at work, sometimes you can't just walk out. We'll see.
Nothing much going on for my July 4th holiday. I am off work but no plans. Haleigh and her mom will be visiting family in Florida and Haleigh will get to play with her little boy cousins which reminds me of my experience as a child with little boy cousins.
Like her, I was an only child and when we'd visit one of my father's brothers who happened to have three sons, all older than me it was terrible. The grown ups would send me out to play with these hellions.
Once they locked me in the chicken pen with a mean rooster. They'd snatch my precious doll that was my constant companion and toss her back and forth with me screaming bloody murder. They'd catch frogs and put them down my shirt. They'd chase me with giant spiders, lizards, and sometimes snakes.
They'd make fun of the way I talked, mocking me. They'd tell me there was a ghost that lived in the shed behind the house and then they'd lock me in there until I was almost crying before they'd let me out. They were mean boys!
But I never told on them or complained, because oh how I loved and adored them and loved to visit, even though I knew what was coming. Go figure!