A PERIPHERAL JOURNEY
I had a 7 AM dentist appointment to get a crown. Kitty would rather had one for her head than a tooth. But alas, these teeth have to last forever so I elected for the one for my tooth.
The weathermen had for casted a bad day for middle Tennessee with chances of hail, straight line winds and the T word. Kitty hates the sound of it nor do I like to complete the word as it might happen. Oh no I am turning into Grandma Christian with all her superstitions.
It Kitty Justice cannot have superstitions then who in the world can?
I had put the silver bullet in her space in the garage and came in to have a light breakfast and noticed Mimi was on the phone. Her first statement was "Here she is." Then unceremoniously I was handed the phone.
Prince uttered the statement "You are gonna hate me. I locked my keyes in my truck". I just started laughing my head off as this is not something he would normally do. However, this is the 2ND time in a month that he has done this and also the second time since I have known him. I assured him I was not mad and I thought it funny and we would be there as soon as possible.
We got Mimi's sock from HELL on her and afterwards I had a nice warm bowl of oatmeal that I had dumped a handful of raisins into. Yummy. I did not have my second cup of coffee as tinkle Monster would attack before I could get too far down the road.
I took Maggie out and told her we would be back later and I edged the silver bullet out of her resting place and off we went on our peripheral journey. I had heard about these kind of journeys from one of the Fathers at our Church. He spoke of them one Sunday morning. He was not one of my favorites but that sermon has clung to the reseives of my mind.
Mimi thoroughly enjoyed the ride and we passed the old barn and Roosters on our way to and from the hospital. When we got to Murfreesboro, we pulled over and called Prince so he would be on the look out for us and to help me get into my mind the correct turns to make. Yes I am one of those directional impaired people.
Prince was waiting outside the hospital and thanked us for rescuing him from Murfreesboro. We told him we enjoyed the ride and he said to be sure to go down two blocks and see the house that Mimi stayed in when she was a college girl. The college for women is gone but the house is there and she enjoyed seeing how well kept it was. The historical part of Murfreesboro is something everyone should see. We went up to the square and she was giving me details of things she remembered.
When we got to Franklin, I drove her downtown to Five Points and out Hillsboro Road to see all the mushrooms of buildings that have sprang up.
As we drove up the driveway, eight male turkeys were in our neighbors yard so I knew Maggie would need to be walked on a leash. After our two hour journey, I do not know who was the stiffest, the 88 year old Mimi or the 57 year old Kitty. I do believe I was creaking when I took the first few steps.
We warmed up the shrimp & vegetable gumbo I had made the night before and when we sat down, the predicted bad weather appeared. It rained really hard and the weatherman was on the television describing where rotations and REALLY BAD WEATHER HAPPEN TO APPEAR.
I told Mimi this was perfect napping weather and she agree so we took a long afternoon nap. I think all the Holidays rush and work had accumulated and I was so very very tired.
The Kitty Justice is that I knew not about the bad weather going on as I slept through it all.
I need to give Thanks to all My Angels for watching over us and not letting the rain etc appear until we were home.