Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Getting it together

Getting it together




S h i t.

It wasn't until Holly got to Dustin that she realized this might be a problem. Of course, she hadn't called him about Macy. After all, she was his ex. And now that she thought of it...what if..what if that baby was actually his.

Oh,  she'd been on a roll. Getting this little gathering party together to do something nice for Macy and her baby. There was enough cash for disposable diapers and a sleeper and maybe even a baby bottle.

"Sorry," Suddenly, she felt very sad to tell him the news. She really really wanted to hate Macy, but she worked with her and the more she was around her..the more she forgot about Dustin's past with her.

Not like with Halie. She really couldn't stand that girl. But Macy was sweet, and she was with Draco and..and...

"Sorry about what?" He winced ever so serious, as he was checking the water hose one more time at the outside gardening stand before he got off work.

"Macy, she..she had her baby..and..and we were all going, to see her and the baby. We need to get a gift. Do..do you want to come?" She hesitated, as if he'd already spoiled the fun.

"Sure." He was possibly a little indifferent, but he went on with her and met up the rest who were already inside the store.

She introduced him to Joon and they chatted a bit about the University, while Kramer talked about the music festivals he was planning on going too.

She and Natalie zig-zagged to find the outfit for the infant and a bag of pampers.

Of course, when they got ready to leave, she called shot gun. But she made sure that Natalie was practically in Joon's lap and not Dustin's.

Monday, May 22, 2017

its what we do

its what we do



"Is this what we're suppose to do?" Joon wasn't used to shelling out a twenty or so for gift giving and going to the hospital. Of course, Holly snatched the twenty dollar bill from him without a second thought.

"Co-workers help each other out." She looked at him, as if he should know that.

"Just get..something nice." He didn't think it would be flowers, but he had no idea what to get someone who just had a baby.

"Oh, no..you're coming with me." She gave him the eye.

"But..I don't even have a car." He knew she didn't drive.

"Not a problem." She had that taken care of when the yellow volkswagon came by the coffee shop.

Joon squinted, it was a guy with dreds. That was not her boyfriend, Dustin. Also the guy was with a girl.

"Its Kramer." She told him as she pushed him in the back seat with the girl, while she got in the front seat as if she were the passenger navigator.

The thin girl looked at him.

"Oh, and that's Natalie." Holly told him they'd all met on their first day here. "And Natalie got stuck with Kramer." She pursed a smile as if all he was..was a little brother she could get to do just about anything for her.

"OK, where too." Kramer sighed as if maybe Holly really did annoy him, but he was used to it.

Natalie smiled at Joon.

Holly gave Kramer directions to the baby store.

"Why can't we just go where that boyfriend of yours work. It would be cheaper. Besides, you'll want me to pick him up, anyway." Kramer kept his eye on the road.

Holly only shrugged.

"Sure," Holly said as she looked in the back seat, "But it might be a awful tight in the back seat."

Joon sighed, just how close was he going to have to sit,  next to Kramer's girlfriend?

Sunday, May 14, 2017

the rollercoaster of life

the rollercoaster of life




Betty was frantic the morning she found Draco's father in her backyard.

Of course, she was up at 4 a.m. She'd had a very bad dream about Gordy. On one hand, she was certain everyone would think she was a lonely old woman who wanted a younger lover. But it wasn't like that. It wasn't that kind of dream, but rather a rumor from her daughter Brittany, that something was going on between Betty and her soon to be son-in-law.

Of course, Betty had to think about that. Maybe she was a little out of her head, herself. But after a cup of coffee, she smiled to herself thinking that was stupidest dream, she'd ever dreamed..yet..what did it even mean?

Well, there was that little silly thing they used to do when they went out for Chinese, when it came time for the the fortune cookies. She couldn't say who started the line first. Was it her or Brittany... just to tease Tiffany. After the fortune was read, the last line added, "In bed with Gordy."

She gritted, knowing how they'd annoyed Tiffany with their mid-west humor. She would just have to be better around Tiffany and Gordy.

Soon she was boiling eggs, to keep on hand in the fridge, and moved on to get a load of laundry done. She didn't have to be at work until mid-morning.

The house soon stirred. People ate cereal. Gordy and Brick went to school as usual and Tiffany went on to her job. Betty moped the floor. Actually, she was proud she'd gotten so much done before work, but when she went to put the mop out, to dry, there was Doris' husband, sitting on the bench swing in Betty's back yard.

"What are you doing here?" He cracked a smile.

"Just..just thought, I needed some air." Betty reached for her phone in her apron.

"Why..how long has it been? 8 years or so? You, were always a bride's maid, weren't you?"

His question stung her as if he did actually know her, yet he went on to speak of his cousin, Irene who lived in Kansas City.

Betty bit a grin, but soon enough got the plan in action and called in sick. She was thankful when Draco arrived. Luckily, he went to the hospital without incident. But when Bill (Doris' husband) got to the hospital, he was an entirely different person.

He was so angry. He didn't want to be examined. He wanted a haircut and kept getting away from the nurses.

Doris looked as if she might be a zombie as she waited in the hall.

Betty set with her.

"What are, you, going to do?" Betty looked at her.

Doris hugged herself hard as she nursed her lip. She couldn't talk about it.

It wasn't long until Draco came to them with the baby news.

"Its a boy?" Doris smiled. Finally, she had energy to get up. Betty went to the maternity wing with them.

Doris was smiling with tears in her eyes.

Betty hadn't been to this side of the hospital since her daughter Brit had Theo.

Both were happy to see the baby in the room with his mother, Macy.

It was all so intimate, Betty thought. Draco was going to stay the night with Macy and the baby.

Macy said the baby boy weighed over 8 pounds and she'd had him with in 30 minutes.

"I guess I started labor pains last night, but I dunno, it didn't really bother me." Macy shrugged.

Betty was in awe. Maybe ignorance was bliss, after all.

"What are you going to name him?" Betty and Doris both wanted to know.

"I've been thinking that..that I should really name him after his uncle, in England." Macy told them.

Betty looked at Doris as if she didn't know they had any relatives in England.

"Stephen." Macy smiled. "Stephen Drake."

"Sounds like a wonderful name." Betty assured her, and was happy how the day turned out.
May it be filled with fun and sweet memories!

I'm taking a little break, but hope to be back next Monday. Thank you all, who read my on going little stories.
Sincerely, Ellie

Saturday, May 13, 2017

home is where the heart is


Home is where the heart is



Minnie listened to Josh's day.

She was beginning to think he really loved his job.

"Maybe, you should think about being a nurse now." She told him while she checked on the roast in the crockpot. They were having company. Mitch and his new bride were coming.

Of course, she did envy them a bit. They'd been on a Hawaiian Honeymoon. Then again, this Emily had won a trip where she worked. Yes, those two had to be the luckiest folks, she knew. She'd invited Omaha and Sheena too. It was going to be quite the dinner party.

Josh, just shook his head, as if he didn't have time to study. True, he was the only one bringing in the money at the moment, and they were living in Taylor and Sara's basement with two kids.

"I could look into it, for you." She was certain she could find a scholarship for him, but she had had no luck really tracking down Blackie nor her sister. For the first time, she really felt like a true orphan with only Josh to rely on. Yet, she knew she was the only person who had his back.

He looked as if they'd suffice, as if he didn't want things to come to him easily.

She thought he looked sad, and she couldn't change that about him. Even now. She told him to shower, but he went to pick up a fussy baby, instead.

She thought she saw him smile.

Minnie kept even lipped and went to peel potatoes. He was right. She was wrong. She always wanted to rush into, everything. It wasn't long until Josh came to help her with the side dishes.

"I hope Mitch won't mind." She then said. The meal was nothing fancy.

"Hey, its a home-cooked meal." Josh told her. "Everybody loves your cooking, and everyone wants to see how much Wednesday's grown."

Minnie sighed, almost teary eyed. It would be nice if Blackie thought that, at least for a second or two.