Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I have a gift. Well, a gift and a curse. Sometimes when I really don’t want to do something the universe will coalesce in such away that I get out of whatever it is I don’t want to do. Maybe I don’t want to go to an appointment and the person I was supposed to meet conveniently has an auto accident (nothing serious) and we have to reschedule. Maybe a friend annoys me and, strangely, odd pieces of his vehicle start falling off. Or, maybe I’m angry at my hubby and for a week he repeatedly bangs his knee into things.

Today I was mad at the phone. It had failed me. I’m sure most of you have figured out that my husband works in law enforcement. Officer B works the evening shift. He leaves for work before I get home and he doesn’t get off of work until after I’m asleep. This makes our lives weird in a plethora of ways. Simple things like what to make for dinner, and when, and how much, become maddeningly complicated. Evenings out with friends – rarer than solar eclipses. Communicating important information like “I spent $40 dollar on shoes today. Please deduct from budget,” often falls through the cracks.

Most days the telephone is how we stay in touch. Only lately, my conversational skills have atrophied. I get all excited about calling him but then I can’t think of any thing to say. I feel dumb in a girlie sort of way. I get frustrated. In my overly superstitious mind I decide it’s the phone's fault.

Yep, you guessed it. My phone died. No lights. No music. Nada.

The question is how do I explain to Officer B that I need a new phone because the old one failed to inspire sparkling repartee and I voodoo’d it?

P.S. (2 hours later) Good news! It decided to resurrect! I should probably delete this post so, there's no incriminating evidence . . . nah, I always tell on myself anyway. Plus, it'll make a good icebreaker when I call him this evening.


Linda said...

Maybe you could use your power to bring good things into your life-sort of like The Secret.

the mother of this lot said...

I'm going to try really hard at making sure you don't get angry with me.

Jennie said...

I'm going to join the mother of this lot and also try really hard not to make you angry. :/