In The Dark

It’s scary here in the dark
I search for a match to spark

To help me light a path to take
help with decisions I must make

It’s all the unknowns that are hard to handle
I am alone in the dark, without even a candle

I search for the answers, I search for anything
I grasp all around me and still it all eludes me

I tip toe forward, trying to change
I’m scared I will never find my way

I feel with my hands, my heart and my mind
Trying to repair what is leaving me blind

What if I hurt someone, what if I fall
What if I slam into another brick wall

Wanting to just hide in a ball in the dark
wait for the hungry dogs early morning bark

Wait there for the sun to light my way
Like a child anxious to go outside and play

No foresight at all as to what to do next
As the darkness devours my hopes for the best

I see no escape from these shadows
No light to shed on the things that madder

I’ll keep stumbling forward, keep crawling around
In the dark where I see nothing and nothing is found


The Garbage Men

I would like to give a shout out to the local garbage men.   I walked the four blocks to my car the other day excited that I was going to probably beat the rush hour traffic home.  I had two briefcases, a lunch pail, a water bottle, a purse and River (my dog).  It was 102 degrees outside and I was so hot I could not wait to get the air  conditioner on.   My car was parked on a busy road.  A road that one would not want to try to load all the crap I had and a dog on the driver’s side.  So, I unlocked my passenger door only to set off my alarm.  (because my alarm system sucks and goes off whenever it feels like it)  I huredly jumped across the passenger seat and stuck my key in the ignition and turned the engine on.  Because my remote key access is broken this is the only way for me to turn off my alarm.  I open the back door and put my two briefcases, lunch pail, purse, water bottle and dog in the back seat.  I then shut the door and proceed to walk around the car to the driver’s side when I hear the tell-tale, “CLICK”.  I knew what it was instantly but I prayed I was wrong and I am not a praying person, so this is a big deal.  As I suspected the stupid temperamental electric locks decided to work for a change and I was officially locked out of my car.  Normally I would not panic, I would simply get on my phone and call AAA to come and assist me.  But, I had just locked my cell phone and AAA card in my car, along with my dog who was now sitting in a 105 degree car with no air on.  OH and let’s not forget the engine is running too.  So, I am in one moment, stranded, Running low on gas, destroying the environment for no reason and killing my dog. 

I looked around and the only people I saw were two garbage men.  I ran up to one of the men and said, “help!” and proceed to  fill him in on what I just did.  He pulls out his iPhone, pulls up AAA and hands it to me.  And while I spend the next 15 minutes on the phone telling AAA “where I am, no it’s not a life threatening issue except for my DOG! yes I am safe, no I don’t want to upgrade to the supreme member.”  She finally says to me, “OK ma’am I will have a Truck Driver out there to help you in an approximately 45 mins” 

Now while all of this is going on, the garbage man who let me barrow his phone and his buddy garbage man #2 had actually found a coat hanger somewhere… probably in the trash.  They extended the hanger to a straight line with hook  at the end and had somehow gotten it in between my car door and door frame.  They were trying to open the door handle with the hanger.  I was shocked at the quick depth and skill they had at getting that hanger in my car.  Yet I knew the amount of strength you needed to pull the handle on my car door to open.  I knew there was no way they were going to get that thing open with that flimsy wire hanger… ( NO WIRE HANGERS!! sorry I had to say it). 

But what I didn’t think about but one of them did is that, “THE CAR IS RUNNING”  and that meant that my power windows would work. It was only about 30 seconds after this fact  became apparent for them to get my window down and unlock my door.   At that was right at the point I heard, “OK ma’am I will have a Truck Driver out there to help you in an approximately 45 mins”.  to which I replied, “Don’t worry the garbage men got me in!” and hung up the phone.

I was so grateful to both of them.  If I had money or a sweet treat with me I would have given it to them for sure.  As it was I had nothing but my gratitude.  So, I said thank you, I hugged them both and told them both good Karma was coming their way.  If it hadn’t been for them taking a few minutes to help me I would have been stranded with a dead dog, no gas and a sunburn before AAA had showed up.  Thank you Sweet Garbage men!

Coloring Project – The Frog


2010 Summer Reading List

Sookie Stackhouse, the complete stories A touch of Dead
Finger Prints & Facelifts
His First Wife, Gracce Octavia
The promise of happiness, Justin Cratwright
Silk & Shadows
The Honey Thief
The marriage
Ya ya Sisterhood book # 3
The Other Boleyn Girl
Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher
3 book flower series by Nora Roberts
The Kept woman
Twlight book # 4
twlight book #3

Coloring Project – The Swan