Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Okay, last night when I went to bed, I remembered that today was #IWSG CHECK-IN AUGUST, 2016. Then, after sleeping, it's like a brand-new Mary and a new day with new challenges. The weather in Tampa has been abominable all summer long. I'm dealing with 89 degree Fahrenheit IN my apartment with the temperature set at a moderate 78 degrees. The A/C unit needs to be replaced I guess. 

Part of my ceiling fell in and that finally got fixed, and today of all days, found me running, with blind-cane, and glasses, plus a small bag of Snapeas from the back of the grocer store to the front - why, oh why I do these things is beyond my ken - when the tip of my left boot caught the edge of the rubber matting in the vegetable department and I could feel... my... momentum... carry me forward, as my foot hung back and I knew I was going down, and going down hard. 

Lucky for me, all of that falling when I had trouble walking and all of that strength training and building up my muscles has left me extremely agile; like that of a 25-year old and I know how to fall. As I fell forward, I brought my right shoulder up and turned me head to the left and tilted my neck slightly toward my left shoulder and loosened my muscles, so I wouldn't hit my noggin. Perfect 3-point landing. 

A buncha people came running over and were all a-twitter, but the only thing that was hurt was my dignity. I said, "I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine" about eleventy-billion times, got up and hustled to the line where they were already emptying my cart. I paid for my food and stuff and couldn't get out of there fast enough. What is wrong with me?

Anyway, I have a little treat. I wrote my first piece of fiction that has been seen by humans and no one died, so I would like to share this with you. The terrific Juneta Key got me involved in Story Time Blog Hop! It's called "The Day the Cat Got Out" and it's part of a chapter from a larger project I'm working on called "The Nebraska Creepers". I think I've finally found something that will resonate with a lot of folks and I've gotten some good feedback on it. I feel pretty positive about it and I hope you enjoy it! Happy #IWSG'ing!