Bloggers Log-Day 5: First Monday morning after the launch of the March 2012 SOLS Challenge
--Monday is still Monday whether you have a job or you're retired. Today I called to get insurance information, and my mind went blank on the phone. The next call I made, the person on the other line said their system is down, and they can't help me for another hour. I'm tired after a bad night of sleeping probably being too wound up from the weekend and thinking of the week ahead. The line breaks for my blog are messed up again, and the directions I received yesterday to fix it don't work today!!
--And nothing is coming to mind to write about today either! My "31 Slices" page of ideas in my writers notebook is not speaking to me. I visit posts of others slicers to get some inspiration. This year, I have read other slicers' posts before starting mine. I didn't do this last year. This seems to ease me into my stories--definitely a community effort! Today, this doesn't help me. As a last ditch effort, I go to my email again and see an AARP Bulletin--worth a try. I go from "8 Unhealthy Things to Never Buy at a Garage Sale" to a video on "Marrying at 100 Years of Age." That one catches my attention!
--The 100 year old bride is dressed in a beautiful, long, white wedding dress and veil with white flats, getting around in a wheelchair. The day before she attended her shower and received well wishes along with a bottle of wine, some perfume, and a garter. Her cake says, "You Are Never Too Old," and she comments that "Marriage is not what you got, but what you make out of a marriage." (I wonder if she got her dress at Kleinfeld's in New York?) Of course, the groom is in a tux and remarks that his new bride is the nicest person he ever met. They will reside in the Rosewood Health Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their wills will have to be changed and all that other stuff, too. Congratulations, and good luck to them.
--This leads me to videos on the TV show "Say Yes to the Dress." I love this show. Most women I know do, too. I don't know why I love to watch it. My husband and sons worry about me and can't figure out why I watch this show, and I don't try to explain it either. I don't have to when it comes to a woman's world. All I know is, instead of making my dress like I did so many years ago, I want to go to Kleinfeld's and work with Keisha and Randy to find me the dress of my dreams! I wouldn't want to buy it or plan to renew our vows, but I just want to know what it feels like to be in that position. Looks like fun to me! I wouldn't mind just watching the brides and their families either. I worked in a cake decorating supply store years ago and had the opportunity to work in the bridal department with cake tops, wedding invitations, etc. Interesting situations.
--This is my Monday so far--scattered and gears just chugging along. Or maybe, I guess, I just needed to "get away" for awhile and--Voila! I have a post.