Does it seem to you like January is going by fast already? I can't believe that it is the 7th already. I was
going through my head, pics, and super eight movie films of some of the things I have gone through all these years. It is great how pictures bring the moment of that time back to your head like you are living it all over again. My husband and I have been married so many years. How did we do it? Believe me I would like to say that it was easy but it wasn't. We had to work to stay together, and not just stay together but also to keep the spark alive in our love.
So I will start at the beginning. We met 38 yrs ago at a lounge, where I loved to dance. Back in time
in the 70's we went lounging to dance, drink and make friends. In those days they had live bands play and in the intermission as the band took a break music was piped in until they came back to play. I was 19 yrs old and dancing with my two best friends Linda and Lynn. I don't drink so I had cokes on my table but I was usually on the dance floor. It was not uncommon for a guy or two to ask me to dance and I just loved twirling to the music. Well this one Friday night when I was at the lounge the band took a break and I still wanted to dance so I talked my girlfriends to keep dancing with me to the piped in music. Everyone
else left the dance floor but we didn't care. The music took over our minds and our bodies. Well now this part I didn't find out till after I was married, my husband, Jimmy, saw me dancing on the dance floor and well, I was top heavy at the time and my body was shaking and he said he couldn't take his eyes off me. But I would have never known that at the time. Jimmy found out that the buddy he was with knew me because I worked for his mother, so we were introduced. Unfortunately Jimmy took my girlfriend Lynn home that night. I was sort of surprised since he was flirting with me at the table more than my friends. So I went home that night with the memory of the night in my head but the disappointment that my girlfriend got the boy that night.
The next week my girlfriends and I went lounging like we do every Friday night. I hoped and prayed that Jimmy would show up but I never told my girlfriends. It was like every other Friday night, dancing, flirting, and just having fun. We showed up around 9pm and after looking and anticipating and finally at around midnight I decided to forget him when all of a sudden someone came up to me and touched my shoulder to say hi. My heart stopped when Jimmy asked me to dance. We talked, and danced and later he took me out for breakfast at 4am in the morning.
Well that is all for now and I will continue to tell my story in future blogs. Just remember that love is never easy. It is a conscious choice that two people stay together and make love and family work.
Picture this, you are sitting in a hamburger joint, eating and watching people. The hamburger is so tender and juicy with just the right amount of ketcup, tomatoe & lettuce. You take in the the smell of the beef before you clamp your mouth around the bun. The delicious taste of beef teases your taste buds with the hint of ketchup and mixture of vegetables that delight your mouth. Your eyes are closed as you chew slowly taking in every last bit of flavor before you swallow. You open your eyes and in front of you are some people walking in to stand in line. Scanning around the place watching the other people eating and chatting, your eyes to back to the front where the lady in line catches your eye. Why does she look so familiar? Do you know her? You try not to stare and take another bite of your delicious burger, closing your eyes again getting lost in the taste but when you open them you can't help but glance at her again. You don't even know you are staring until she looks at you. You turn your head suddenly, but not for to long. Something in your head says, stop and think. She looks nervous as you look at her again. She finally orders her food, and walks to a table to sit down with her family. Your head is working overtime with the people that you know trying to fit the face with a name. You finish your sandwich when it comes to you. Quickly you look at her again, but this time it is a side view of her across the room. Are you sure? She looks thinner, and are you really sure. The files in your head start to bring up pictures and sure enough you think, yes, I do know who that is. Although you have only seen pictures of her, with a red dress on and long brown hair. You get up the nerve to bother her. No one else is talking to her, or notices her. Maybe you are wrong. So you walk up to the table and apologize for being rude.
This happened to me. I was eating at an In & Out burger when I all of a sudden saw an author walk in with her family. My daughters got me into her book series to read and I admire the fact she was an ordinary person that made it big pretty fast with her books. I walked up to her and asked her if her name was Stephenie. She smiled up at me and said quietly, "Yes." I told her how much my daughters loved her books and that they would not believe me unless I had a picture to show them that I met her. She was so nice, she took my phone and handed it to her mother and told her to take a picture of the both of us.
I have never seen her again, but it was a nice suprise to see this author in the fast food joint and how kind she was. I would have loved to talk to her more, but I was working at the time, and I guess it would have really been rude of me to stay and talk while she was having dinner with her family. It was funny no one else at that time knew who she was. I bet now she can't go anywhere without being noticed. This was a few years back and Twlight just came out.
Just a reminder, if you are an author, you can post something about your book with a picture.
Thank you and have a great day. :)
Good Day to everyone. It is beautiful and sunny here in Phoenix. The weather is wondereful, great jogging / walking weather. Yea, you know how it is, after the December holidays, food & treats we have to exersice to get rid of the extra pounds we gained.
This is my second day on my blog. I work on an ambulance, and last night the EMS Gods were good to us and we got some sleep. lol So instead of sleeping this morning I get to write. Anyway just a reminder, if you are an author and have a romance book out, you can write and give us the name of your book and a little description about it.
Is Romance gone in the world? What is Romance to you? Is it rose petals on the floor of your bedroom and candles lit around the room before you make love? Is it that smile and kiss before you go to work with the knowledge that you will be together that night? What have you done to be romantic?
Just food for thought, whether you are a young adult, middle age or up in years, romance can stay in your life. Don't let it die.
Hope to hear from you and have a great day!!!
I am so excited to say hi to everybody. I am a new author and I am hoping to share my insight of love and romance with the world. The stories I write so far are about real things that have happened in my life but of course I changed a lot to make them more interesting and more romantic. I want to help other authors like me and hopefully we all get a chance to be heard. If you have a romance story that you want to tell the world you can put the name of your book and description so others will have a chance to find it.
The Silver Locket is about a 16 yr old child who got pregnant while in high school. It talks about the trials of being pregnant, while being a teenager, along with the adult decisions to have an abortion, keeping the baby or giving the baby up for adoption. If you are a teenager thinking about sex, or a young mother who has been in this situation you will enjoy this book.
A Struggle of the Heart is about a young woman who is a beautician when the OKC bombing happened which changed her life and her career as she learns to become a paramedic. This book talks about love at first sight, abandoment and love which grows in time. If you are looking for a book with a twist that you didn't see coming this one is for you.
Thank you for reading this and I hope to hear from you soon.
I am the Author
a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and still believe in the power of love &