Monday, August 8, 2011


A neighbor called last night at a quarter to eleven and asked if she could come over and visit--my lights were still on and she knows I'm somewhat of a night owl. She did come over, and I offered her a piece of Costco chocolate cake--you know the one, the four layers of decadence? She said yes, and then she only ate about a third of it. Who eats a third of a slice of Costco chocolate cake?

We talked until five minutes to 1:00 when her husband came to walk her home. All of a sudden he appeared, like a silent ghost, showing up suddenly through the screen door, and nearly frightened me to death.

Today, this friend--who still has all of her children at home, so you know she can't just sleep in on a Sunday morning, like I can (thank goodness for one o'clock church)--did NOT fall asleep during Sunday School class, like I did.

Now I ask you, is it fair that someone should be so wonderful--she really is,
totally wonderful--and has the self control to not eat a full piece of Costco cake, and has enough energy to stay awake and alert and even make comments in Sunday School class and Relief Society, and her comments were totally coherent, intelligent and relevant, is this fair?

I don't think so either.


Cindy said...

It is definitely, undeniably, unfair!! What I want to know is what happened to the other 2/3rds of the decadent chocolate cake???

tearese said...

I stay up that late way too often...usually it's my husband's fault because he wants to watch a movie. And then mykids have the indecency to wake up at six or EARLIER. What's wrong with them? I slept in every day I could when I was a kid.
But I just have to remind myself it's my fault I'm tired, not theirs. Even though it's not fair that when they come in my room every morning (because they think my bathroom is better than theirs) that it doesn't disturb my husband's sleep at all. Nor does a certain child's propensity for waking up at 3AM to tell me he's scared, just so I'll come sing him a song. Sheesh.

Annette said...

I can't imagine not eating a whole piece. I promise if I come by and you give me a piece, I will eat it all!