I'm still on track with this year's New Year's resolution: first thing, when I get up in the morning I ask, "What's my assignment for the day?" And then I watch and listen.
So far my assignments haven't been difficult things to do, in fact some seem so simple and silly, that frequently I have to remind myself, 'No questions asked, just follow through with your assignment.'
For instance, the other day when my husband and I were in the store buying groceries, suddenly I realized my assignment was to buy a $2.00 package of six bubble sticks. 'Six bubble sticks? What do I need with those?' My house is filled with bottles and bottles of bubbles (I run an electric bubble machine in front of my house every day).
Even my husband looked at me strangely, "You're buying bubble sticks?"
"Yes, Dear. My assignment..."
"No need to explain," he replies. (He's used to my crazy assignments.)
I've learned when an assignment's presented, asking questions is a waste of time. So instead, I decided to wait and watch, because soon it would become clear what the heck I was going to do with bubble sticks.
Right on cue, later in the day, when I was getting ready to go to my doctor's appointment, there it was--further instructions. 'Take the bubble sticks with you and give one to the nurse and one to the doctor. And to put them in the playful bubble mood, take one for yourself and blow a few bubbles in the office to get the party going'--and so I did.
And a bubble party it was. A few minutes later, from the other side of the check-in counter, bubbles were floating out into the waiting room and a nurse and doctor were smiling and waving bubble wands in the air.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: Snared (Fiction) by Jennifer Estep
Magic, mayhem, and an assassin who never gives up are all part of the latest book in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. Snared focuses on assassin Gin Blanco. When a college student goes missing, her sister asks Gin for help. Gin's search leads her to an evil that she never imagined--and a killer who wants to make her the next victim.
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