Good morning and happy Saturday. Without further ado or with much ado about nothing let’s get crack-a-lackin shall we? Linda gets things going with this:
Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “card.” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!
Think, think, and think.
The first thing that pops into my head is pick a card any card. Magic tricks and card games. Slight of hand and all that jazz. Penn and Teller Fool Us with the F/U trophy. Not many people can F/U Penn and Teller but if you can, well then you WIN!!!!!
Their show is actually pretty entertaining. The mister has a theory that they film all the episodes in one day because hostess Alyson Hannigan always wears the exact same outfit. And don’t you know I have to tease him for even noticing her outfit. But we jest and we laugh.
Speaking of relationships. Wait, we are speaking of card. No relationships. No card. No where in the world is this headed? To hell in a hand basket. Wonder where that expression came from? Oh yeah, I still need to work on that potential new category.
Any who …
I grew up in a card playing household. Free entertainment for the rowdy crew. My favorite was canasta. Every Friday from 1984 to 1987, I played canasta with my Mamaw and her friends. I was lucky enough to have the perk of working Monday to Thursday. Fridays were my free day, pre-kids and I chose to spend it with them. At first I was a fill in but then Olive passed away. I became a regular taking her spot until the day my Mamaw passed away. After she died Connie and Mary continued to invite me but by then Pony was born and I opted to work a five-day work week. No more free Fridays. No more me time. I felt guilty for telling them no. Both were so gracious and kind to me.
Would you look at that. Maybe this post is about relationships. My grandma and her friends. Taught me about strength. To own it and while I still struggle, I am better for their influence.
I miss her fiercely. I think of her daily. I wonder how different things might be if she was here. The butterfly effect and all that. Things would be different if … well if things were different. Our actions have a domino effect but domino is so last week for many folks and not really the same. One goes in zig zag lines as the other goes in concentric circles. At least that’s how I picture it.
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As always, more to come.