I like books.
- Name: zelda1
I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
What the fuck, I'm eating potato soup
So back to my point. Here on the hill, well it’s like going to New York to some of these folks in rural Arkansas, no shit. So, they bring their funky kids to the hill for college and the entire fucking family tags, yep, cousins, siblings, grandmas’, and everyone in between, and they get their little freshmen all settled, yep, settled, that’s what it’s called here in Arkansas, moving is settled, and then they all go to the mall because everyone fucking knows that J.C.Penny’s at this mall is so much better than the one in the Fort, or down in the swamps; or even Wal-Mart, so much nicer stuff they have on their shelves here on the hill so let’s go disturb the town’s folks who have to shop on Saturday and let’s walk around looking at the bright lights, let’s allow our children to go nuts and run up and down the escalators almost knocking down the locals until one of the locals fear that one of the children might actually fall and get hurt, lose fingers, and she (that be me) says in a mean tone, stop that running before you fall and lose your fingers on those stairs that move. So I ruin their fun. Am I bitter? Nah. I will wait, things settle down, and soon, those little freshmen will acclimate, they will assimilate, they will be one with their new home.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Where is the line
Sunday, August 06, 2006
1. one book that changed your life?
The first book was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess, that was the book that I learned to read and it was my very first and only book that I owned, well, when I was a preschool. The next one was Anne Frank’s Diary, I was young and it made me see things differently. Gave me a view of how crazy man can be and how cruel man can be. There are so many but another life changing book was The Odessy, it gave me an interest in mythology.
2. One book that you have read more than once?
Oh my, I read so many more than once. I have read Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove at least four times. I never tire of Little Women, or Little House in the Big Woods, or The Good Earth. The Clan of Cave Bear. I can tell you there are so many, but those are a few.
3. One book you would want on a desert island? Probably Lonesome Dove, silly I know, but it is so entertaining and his characters are so life like.
4. One book that made you laugh? Carmello by Sandra Cisnero. Very funny and true to life.
5. One book that made you cry? Lonesome Dove. Of Mice and Men
6. One book you wish had been written? Pride and Prejudice
7. One book you wish had never been written The left behind books.
8. One book you are currently reading? Ovid and The Popol Vuh. I know, what am I thinking
9. One book you have been meaning to read? There are too many.
Tag 5 people to do the meme: Mouse, you’re it, Delagar, you too, Mike, if you are here, do it, Dragon Fly quit your lurking and get busy doing this thing, and finally Otrgirl. Go, I say, and do the meme.
She Took The Baby
He was sitting in his little chair eating and she sat next to him and he was shy, not sure about her, but he did say, Mommy.”
After he ate, I told her we had to leave, but she wanted to give him a bath and so we said okay and Mr. Zelda went upstairs to get the medicine for his bath water and run the water and she was standing with the baby at the bottom of the stairs and in a second, she ran out the door and drove off. Mr. Zelda almost caught her, she almost ran over him, and the baby was in the front seat, no seat belt, not car seat, and he was calling out for granddad and almost in the floor board. WE haven’t seen him since. Everyone is looking, I go every day and every night and drive around hoping she will show up at one of her friend’s homes or at her own house or that I will see her at a casino or bar or someplace where I know she frequents. Our lawyer has the judge putting out some kind of special contempt of court ruling and her lawyer said he has talked to her, but she is not answering her cell, not even for her probation officer. I know she loves the baby, I know she won’t intentionally harm him. I even know that if she is going to fall asleep, she will attempt to block off an area to keep him as safe as she can, but he will be alone with her sleeping. She didn’t take his medicine, she didn’t take any clothes, he was in a diaper, that’s all, he is fair, very fair and requires sun block and likes to have his feet rubbed when he falls asleep and needs to have hugs every morning and wants eggs, hard cooked eggs, and she doesn’t know all of this. I know this could be worse, there are women and men and nanas and granddads every minute suffering over missing children taken by strangers; I’m lucky, she loves him. But, I am so sad, my heart is so broken, and a part of me is gone. It would be nice if she was going to give up drugs, but this is all over the judge ordering her to have a hair follicle test before she could have unsupervised visitation, a test she can’t fake. Hopefully we will have him back soon, like tomorrow. Our next option is to put out a reward for any information that leads to bringing him back to us; but our attorney is not recommending that because he said it might scare her out of state and once she is out of state it is much more difficult to enforce child custody orders. I’m drinking coffee and getting ready to go out again, hoping to see her. I understand that he is her son and she had to miss him and wanted to see him, I so can understand that and would probably have done the same; what I don’t understand is why not just give up the drugs and get him back legally?