Carrie Ann was in the Hallmark store looking at cards. Trying to find the perfect card. She saw a card with Cookie Monster on it. One was never too old for Cookie Monster.
She smiled, yes, this would be the perfect card for Sheila. Yesterday they ate a dozen homemade chocolate chip cookies, when she was at Sheila’s house. Cookie Monster was a little bit off on his count. Unpleasant moments earned more than just one cookie!
After buying the card she decided to make a stop at the shoe store. Her favorite pair of sandals were wearing out and with Spring here now she needed another pair.
On the ride home Carrie Ann thought about Sheila. The poor girl was not having luck in the guy dept at all! This was her 3rd broken heart in the past 6 months.
They joked about her needing a special radar that could let her know in advance if the guy was a loser.
Hank had conveniently forgotten to tell Sheila that he had a big gambling debt to pay off. She had found out in the nick of time before he cleaned her bank account out.
Larry had forgotten to tell her about the 2 other girls he was dating. Lance, the 3rd guy had a better memory than the other 2 but he was impulsive. When he told Sheila to pack her bags to move with him to Africa is when Sheila may have gone a little crazy in baking 4 dozen cookies!
Yes, they really needed some kind of special charm to help Sheila find a good guy! Too bad that special charms and knights in shining armor only appeared in fairy tales!
Later that evening the phone rang, it was Sheila. Carrie Ann picked it up, prepared to hear more tears. Today was when Lance left for Africa.
She was surprised to hear excitement in Sheila’s voice instead.
“The strangest thing just happened to me. I think I found a lucky charm!” she said to Carrie Ann.
“Do tell! What did you find?” Carrie Ann asked, as she stretched out on the couch, curious to hear.
“I was out taking a walk down a country road, feeling sorry for myself when I saw a brown cow staring at me.”
I tried to tell myself that it was only my imagination that the cow wasn’t really looking at me. I couldn’t deny it though as I got closer, I could feel the intensity of her dark brown eyes. It almost gave me an eerie feeling. I stopped in front of her and noticed a silver cowbell around her neck and it was glowing!”
“Glowing? Sheila, did you bake more cookies and what exactly did you put in them?”
Sheila laughed, “I know it sounds crazy, but its true! I was entranced and felt like I couldn’t move. Then after a few moments the glowing stopped and I felt like I was waking up from a magic spell.”
“And you woke up, realizing you were on your couch, right?” Carrie Ann asked.
There was joy sparkling in Sheila’s voice when she said, “Nope! I turned around and saw a guy jogging. I had not seen anyone on the road before. He waved and passed me by. I started walking and I noticed him stop and he looked back and waited for me. We struck up a great conversation for the next 3 miles and to make a long story short, he is taking me to dinner Friday night! I think there is something magical about that cow!”
Carrie Ann didn’t know what to say. She didn’t want to rain on Sheila’s parade, but, fairy tales don’t happen in real life! She bit her tongue and wished Sheila the best. Making her promise to call her as soon as their date was over, she said goodbye. Sheila was flying high.
After ending the call Carrie Ann shook her head. A glowing cowbell and a magical cow? Who could believe in something like that!