Thanks for Listening








When you need to be distracted from life, what do you do?

I prayed.

I played casino games on FaceBook.

I watched hockey while eating a gigantic bowl of ice cream.

I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookie dough and froze a mess of little cookie balls.

I baked a loaf of coconut, chocolate chip, banana bread with more rum in it than was called for.

I made Bush’s Baked Beans and put Jack Daniel’s whiskey in them.

I prayed some more.

I posted on FaceBook and had so many nice responses I cried tears that ran down my real face.

I decided to write this.

I decided to listen to my iTunes while I wrote.

I rejected Bob Dylan’s, Make You Feel My Love as the first song, because it made my tears appear again.

I called a friend and she wasn’t home. I won’t call her cell. This is not a cell phone conversation I need to have with her.

I just discovered that a new neighbor moved in. Maybe I’ll bake some of those frozen cookie balls. Oh, and another neighbor had a family loss and then a health issue. Maybe I’ll bake off more of those cookie balls and deliver them. I’m going to serve at church tomorrow with the babies. Maybe I’ll bake more cookies for the people serving.

Maybe I’ll make more cookie dough.

Thanks for listening.

Gotta go.

I have lives to touch.


8 thoughts on “Thanks for Listening

  1. Thanks for sharing Mrs. D. I am sorry for all that my “other TN family” is going through. Thinking and praying for you all.

  2. I hear you Susie. Sometimes family stress is so bad,I just want to bury my head in the sand. We must buck-up though and carry on keeping the family ship afloat. Take care.


    1. I totally get that, Patty. How’s that saying go? “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”? At first it kicks our butt, the strength comes eventually. Thanks to God for that.

  3. Susie,
    You touch my life every time I’m with you. Like yesterday. You made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that.– Colleen

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