Friday, November 01, 2013

Some Chloe Time

I slept through whatever windstorm passed through my neighborhood last night.  When I went outside this morning to retrieve my newspaper my garbage can was turned over and in my neighbor’s yard.  Most of my Halloween decorations were blown off my front porch.  On  a sadder note I did not have one single zombie or princess ring my doorbell. 
My granddaughter has not been to my house for two weeks.  I miss her.  The past two weekends my wife and I were able to sleep in until we wanted to get out of bed and we were able to go to the movies and see “Gravity” and “Captain Phillips”.  Tomorrow will be different.  I expect Chloe to run up my stairs and jump in my bed at the crack of dawn after her Dad drops her off on his way to work.  She will wake me up and drag me out of bed so I can go downstairs, cook some bacon, make some cinnamon toast, and pour her a big glass of chocolate milk.  Unfortunately I also will have a plumber visiting my house because my washing machine is backing up when it drains.  In the afternoon it will be movie time at the Mall.  This week I will not be in space or out on the ocean.  I will be trying to save turkeys from becoming someone’s Thanksgiving meal.  The movie is called “Free Birds”.  I don’t know if the Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song “Free Bird” will be part of the soundtrack.  I do know that popcorn, candy, and soda’s will be part of the movie.  I think we are at the beginning of the end for such childhood moments.  Chloe is growing up way too fast.  Instead of sitting on the floor with me and a pile of stuffed animals, she now prefers video games.  Either way, though, she loves her Paw Paw and her Paw Paw loves her.

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