Strangers Collide

May 11th…

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Today was the day,
Monday May 11th.
It was 8:45am.
She was nervous.

What if she did all this in vain?
What if he never saw her sign?
What if it was a one time visit?
What if she was being too forward?

Her heart was pounding so fast
She could barely breathe!
She needed to calm down.
She needed to check her face one last time.

She powdered her nose.
Reapplied some lip gloss.
Checked her hair.
Settled her dress to fit just right.

As she looked down to check her shoes,
A gentle voice said softly,
“My good sir, I rather just say hello… ”
She looked up to see it was him!

He bowed,  tipped his hat,
Then playfully said,
“Hello my good lady,
This time I will not say goodbye.”

She opened her mouth to speak
But her words failed her.
She couldn’t believe he came.
She blushed, then she fainted…

 

[This is Part 3 of a series entitled “Strangers Collide”. See Part 1 here.  See Part 2 here. Read entire series here. Stay tuned for Part 4]

 


Contents written: August  14 2016  |  Originally published: August 15 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


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Music is Oxygen, Uncategorized

Too Sexy (For Work) …

It’s Monday, and I sooo would love to be having a spa day instead!!! But, bills have to get paid so here I am being a grownup and singing the following song in my head. Why don’t you sing along with me as we chase away these Monday blues? 😃☺😄

 

 

Song: “Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy (Original Mix – 2006 Version)”

 


Contents written: August 11 2016  | Originally published:  August 15 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Short Stories, Uncategorized

I wish I got paid for this!!!!

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Is there something you do just for the enjoyment of it but secretly wish you got paid for doing it? Yes, long question, I know, but think about it! For me, a few come to mind easily. Here are my top 5:

1. Blogging:
I would sooo love to get paid for doing this one day. Not earning an income blogging for some random company as a profession,  but from my own blog while having a good time in the process. That would be awesome!!!

2. Spreading the word:
No, not ‘the word’ as in God’s word, I need no compensation for that, I’m just happy to tell of His work in my life and all the blessings and lessons I’ve gained along my path with Him.
As a matter of fact, here’s the text that stands out for me today as it gives me a bit of encouragement:

Isaiah: 40. 31.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
– Bible Offline

What a wonderful gift to know God always has our best interests at heart.

However, the ‘word’ I’m referring to is word of mouth referrals for services or products I like. Let’s be clear, I have to like the product! I don’t want some company chucking a product at me then have me pretend to like it. I can’t sell something I don’t like!

Here’s an example…
I love Amazon.com. I mean, who doesn’t love Amazon? I love the whole concept of how their system works. But here’s the kicker! Recently they launched AmazonFresh. It’s a grocery delivery system that works directly from the Amazon app you already have on your smartphone. How cool is that? I no longer need to go to the grocery store unless I’ve run out of something before my next delivery is due to arrive. I can save my grocery list or simply reorder stuff from my last purchase. And, just as Amazon.com is famous for recommending ‘similar items you might like’, the same thing happens with the groceries. I’m in love!

I’ve tried other systems like FreshDirect and Peapod, but I like AmazonFresh the best since it’s a one-stop-shop for all my needs. Throw in AmazonMusic, AmazonPrime, AmazonVideo, Kindle books, Amazon Subscribe n Save, and there’s no point in going anywhere else. And, when I figure out how the Amazon cloud storage works I may move from Google Drive. Shhhh…

I can go on and on about my new love affair with AmazonFresh and with Amazon.com as a whole, but I’ll stop here. Go check em out for yourselves!

3. Napping:
I’m a night owl, as you might know by now, and my weekly schedule can be pretty grueling, so come weekends I make a point of napping. Who wouldn’t want to earn an income while sleeping? Sign me up!!! #goofball ☺

4.Trying a new foods aka Food Tasting:
I love food. However, as I get older, I’m more selective of what I eat for health reasons. I used to enjoy cooking until munchkin started school. Now she’s just super picky and I’m pulling my hair out on a weekly basis!

I’ve actually had to institute Fun Food Weekends as a gimmick to make sure she tries something new on a regular basis. Sometimes it’s a win, sometimes it’s a bust, but I’m pretty close to shelling out cash at this point just to get the kid to eat!

Bribery? Yes folks! These are the tactics we parents have to resort to. Toss single-parenting into the mix and it becomes an epic nightmare. It doesn’t take much to make us feel unappreciated when we single parents have so many other things to juggle as it is. If I spent 30 minutes preparing a meal I think she’ll like only to have her not want to try it, then I’m ready to go crying a corner if I’m exhausted and emotional, or blow a gasket if I’m just not in the mood for her antics. So, yes, I would love to have restaurants pay me to sample their food and I won’t have to cook for my bratty wonderful kid ever again. Yup, sign me up!!!

5. Drinking water:
I love seltzer/sparkling water especially when flavors are added. I’m not a big fan of juices or sugary drinks so those are rarely found at my house. Trouble is, I wish I liked regular water more. I don’t drink enough regular water so if someone were to pay me to drink it more that would be a nice incentive. Just drop a case of water at my door every week and collect the empties next time. Yes, recycling is important!

So there’s my list. I digressed a bit in #4 and #5 but hey, cut me some slack, I’m thinking warm fuzzy thoughts about Amazon.com at the moment. ☺

What’s on your list?

Have a great week folks!

Hugs,
A.


Contents written: August 14 2016  |  Originally published: August 15 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Short Stories, Strangers Collide, Uncategorized

The sign

She returned to the cafe
Every day that week
Hoping to see him again.

She’d never seen him before that day.
What if he was from out of town?
What if he was just passing through?

There was an uneasiness within her,
She wanted to see him again.
Why was she in such a rush that day?

She should have found a way
To give him her number.
It all happened so fast!

On the sixth consecutive day,
Returning to the cafe at the same time,
She finally had a brilliant idea.

She could leave a sign
With a coded message
That only he would know.

The bulletin board was always crowded.
Why would he need to look there anyway?
She needed her message to have more exposure.

She asked the cafe owner for a favor.
She paid him $50
To placed her sign at the entrance.

The sign read:
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[This is Part 2 of a new series entitled “Strangers Collide”. See Part 1 here]

 


Contents written: August 13 2016  |  Originally published: August 14 2016  |  Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises