The Perfect Gift

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It is your birthday honey

I have something for you

I know it is not the wrong size

I don’t have to worry about the color

It is a one-of-a-kind gift

You can return it though

I have to use personal delivery

You can have more than one

It comes from the heart

I cannot gift wrap it

It doesn’t cost a fortune

And I give it to you freely

So open up your arms

Let me give you a hug

And we will see

Where the gift leads us…

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – delivery

Happy and Grateful – Day 263

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

It was a day that was meant to be.  My boyfriend was getting his 401K loan check delivered today, as far as we knew by regular mail delivery.  I was supposed to take my Dad to his weekly coffee group but was met with a huge amount of anxiety today.  I tried everything to settle it down, but had to resort to meds, which means no driving for a while.  But it turned out to be a good thing I did not go to coffee.  When they delivered that and a couple of books I had ordered there was one knock and they dropped the box on the floor outside my door and left.  The box didn’t really bother me, but the envelope with the loan check in it laying in the middle of the common hallway upset me a little.  What if I hadn’t been home to get it right away?  That was a lot of money someone could have walked off with.  We have pretty good neighbors, but I know there have been some crimes in the area… you just never know.  I am grateful I was here to get the packages.

And of course, since my boyfriend got his loan check, that means he got his new vehicle.  I am happy for him.  He is like a kid with a new toy checking out all of the features.  Now does anyone have advice on how to go about selling his old car that has an electrical issue?  “Fixer upper for sale, new engine and transmission $X”  It really is a shame we put a lot into it and now a little problem pushed us over the edge to sell.  I am just clueless as to how to go about a private sale… we have always done trade-ins in the past.

AND… bonus happiness for the day.  Yes, a second major happiness.  My daughter is now training for a new position as store manager at her job.  I am so proud of her.  I know her Dad would be too if he were still here.  That is one of the worst things about him being gone – missing out on the great things she has done and being able to tell her how proud he is of her.  (I hate alcoholism!)

Ok now if I can just calm down from this day of activity and get some sleep.  Although I do NOT have to take my boyfriend to work in the morning.  Just go to my Dr appointment in the morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

The Stranger

“Delivery or pick-up?” she asked the person on the other end of the phone.

He replied, “If it’s you sugar, delivery.”

She rolled her eyes.  This job kept her rent paid, but came with some difficult customers.  “No sir, I only take the orders.  Would you still like delivery?”

She marked off delivery on the ticket and hung up the phone with a sigh.  This would be a long night at work.  Then as she turned she almost stepped into a man who appeared out of nowhere.  He was handsome and slowly smiled at her.  Maybe the night was changing…


(Just challenging myself to the 100 word fiction so many of you write so well.  100 words is not many…LOL)

Pizza To The Rescue

Ready in an hour

They have the power

To feed the whole crew

Leaving leftovers too

Just make the call

They are on the ball

They bring the food

By way of the delivery dude

And you can relax

But you must pay the tax

And the delivery fee

Oh no, it’s not free

So kick up your feet

And they’ll soon hit the street

On the way to your home

Even if you live in a dome

Pizza and pasta served

You get the break you deserved

Now it time to eat

This piping hot treat