I voted weeks ago through the mail so I had no “I voted”sticker.
Yesterday I felt jealous, lots of people were wearing the stickers and everyone kept asking me if I voted because I didn’t have a sticker. I think for future elections a sticker should be contained in the absentee ballots so us “too lazy to go out and vote” people can have stickers too.
Mac had a great idea that I think we should patent right away. On
the way home from school the other day she said she was really hungry. I have an idea mom, “Someone should make a flavored nail polish, that way at school when I got hungry I could just suck on my fingers.” I asked what flavor, assuming she would say chocolate. “I would choose meat flavored, like steak.” I think the boys might even like Rib Eye nail polish!
Something happened recently and it’s really bothering me. One of
our neighbors committed suicide. We didn’t know the man really well but we talked to him in passing and he was very nice. He and his girlfriend even came to my book signing.
Most suicides occur at home or in a garage but this one was different. He apparently had words with his girlfriend and handed her a note while she was working at a local gas station. He then got into his car in the
parking lot and shot himself in the head.
I’m assuming by now that most of you have read my first book. If
not consider this a spoiler alert and jump out now. That’s how my book ended – Tommy Porter sat in his car and shot himself in the head. I don’t feel responsible for the neighbor’s suicide but in a sense I feel like I might have been the one to put the idea in his head. Is that silly?
My husband tells me I shouldn’t go there, that it’s not worth blaming myself about and that it will just drive me crazy if I keep dwelling on
it. But I just can’t get passed it. He had my book and that’s how my book ended why did he choose to have the same ending? I guess I’ll never know the answer to that but I had to get it off my chest and tell you all about it.
Have a wonderful day and be nice – remember, it’s not whether you win or lose it’s how you play the game.