A Look Back

I decided to take a look back today. I went back through some of my old posts. I  specifically went back to my posts from this week last year and had to smile as I read what I had written. I had written a short story that I wasn’t expecting to continue but it ended up having several parts to it.

I smiled for different reasons. One reason being that I did  like the story and it was fun to read through it again. It reminded me of  how perhaps I may have identified with the main character in some ways when I was writing it.

This was a fun story to write amidst a time in my life when I was just wanting certain things to have been over yesterday.  This story was a way of keeping my heart light. It helped me to focus on other things.

If you find yourself feeling that way today I hope this story can bring a smile.  Let me tell you that you will make it through whatever it is that you wish was over already.

For now take a breath and for a few moments try to forget what may be troubling you, as you take a peek into Elyssa’s life.  I hope this lightens your heart a little and I apologize to my readers who have seen this story already, but hey perhaps you forgot it like I had done.  I hope it can still bring you a smile.

Precious Sleep

I need to make one more stop before going home, thought Elyssa. Elyssa was so  tired, and wanted nothing more then to lay her weary body down on her feather bed at home. She was on her 3rd cup of coffee, but the caffeine just wasn’t working this time, she was too exhausted. One more stop to make and soon she would be heading towards her peaceful home.

Little Aria was sound asleep looking like an angel. Hard to imagine that piercing wails was coming out of her mouth earlier. She sure did have a mighty set of lungs on her, for one so small.  Elyssa loved her niece, but walking the floors at night trying to pacify Aria,  had worn her out. Elyssa was ready to give precious Aria back to her Mom today. She was counting down the hours,  looking forward to a night of uninterrupted sleep!

Ahh!! She reached the top of the hill and could see her sister’s house in the distance.  When she pulled into the driveway Aria opened her eyes and Elyssa was sure that she saw her smile. Elyssa’s sister was standing outside waiting for them, her sister’s face was all aglow. Refreshed after a mini vacation. and eagerly waiting to hold Aria again.

“Was she good for you?” asked Elyssa’s sister. Elyssa looked down at the cooing baby in her arms. She turned to her sister and said , “She was an angel!”

“Wow! You must have the magic touch, she screams most of the night here at home.”

Elyssa smiled to herself as she bent down to give a gentle kiss on the tender cheek of her niece.

Hugged her sister goodbye and jumped in her car thinking of her comfy bed that was calling her name.

When she made it home she headed straight for her bedroom. Her answering machine light was blinking on her nightstand. She pushed it as she slipped beneath her cozy blankets. “Only 10 days left!” was all that the message said. Elyssa didn’t need to hear anything else. She knew what it meant, and she could hear the laughter in the person’s voice. Oh she was ready for these 10 days to pass and to find out exactly what was coming.  At least she thought she was, another part of her wasn’t so sure. That was the last thought on her mind as she pulled the blankets over her head and let sleep overtake her.

What Day Is It? Part 2






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