A few days ago I was visiting my friend Brad's house. His son Bradyn was running around the house doing what 2 year olds do. Screaming, laughing and throwing things at the guest. After an hour or so, he began to slow down and sat to watch TV. He curled up in a chair with a doll and was very quiet.
As I got up to leave, I got my first good look at the doll.
His dad says it's Braydyn's favorite and sleeps with it every night. Brad had bought it at a haunted house a few years ago and Bradyn took a liking to it. Brad and his wife eventually decided to just let him have it.
Bradyn plays with trucks and blocks the same as other boys his age, but the nipple-pierced demon is his favorite toy. I will be keeping my eye on this kid.
For this next picture, I don't have any story, it just really caught my eye.
|A pink Mustang. I'm still not sure how I feel about that.|
The new school year started last week. Kirsten and I both had a great summer and hated to see it come to an end. However, it has ended and it is time to get back to work. As Kirsten was getting ready for her day, I ran out to the mailbox. In the way back, I noticed some bright colors on the steps by our side door. Since I had not yet put in my contacts, I couldn't tell what it was, but knew it was out of place.
In the few seconds it took me to retrieve them, my mind went through a series of thoughts.
WOW! Red sent me flowers! She is so awesome. I love her.
Wait, she's still looking for work and money has been tight, so I doubt she would spend her money this way. Plus, she usually puts more thought into her gifts. I don't think she would send flowers even if she was sending a gift.
These are on the steps of my side door and it is only 7:30 in the morning. A flower company did not deliver these. It must be someone local.
Have I done something nice for someone lately and they want to say thank you?
Do I have a secret admirer?
It wouldn't matter who it was. I am very happy with Red, but it would be flattering. Who sent me these flowers?
I grabbed the flowers and pulled out the card to settle my racing mind.
It hadn't occurred to me for even a moment that they could have been for someone else. I'm not the only person in this house. Am I really so arrogant, that I could only conceive of the gift being mine. Well, I am that arrogant, but that's not really the point.
I have written in past posts about my daughter dating, but I guess the reality of it isn't really at the forefront of my mind. I have accepted it, but am not really used to it yet.