Monday, December 22, 2014

The NO story, story...

But that is another story.
                                Rudyard Kipling


It is a nice Saturday morning and I am huddled in the truck with a blanket, munching a sandwich while thinking of the beautiful Christmas tree from a trip to town the night before. It is a very nice day, only in the fact that the sun, which has been completely missing for weeks or possibly even a month, is finally shining. You would assume, that sunshine would have brought with it great warmth, but no. A frigid cold north wind reminds me it is December, five days before Christmas morning.


The ice on the puddles, the frost on the weeds and a complete lack of snow that lies just outside the window has me puzzled. Why I am sitting in a truck, huddled in a blanket, munching a sandwich five days before Christmas? I know you are wondering the same thing.

I was tricked. I am pretty sure that was what it was. Tricked by a handsome Hero, who led me to believe that this auction, far from where I am sitting right now, in the middle of a sea of trucks and cars was going to be interesting. I find myself huddled and now thinking that he probably did not deceive me, I did hope as always that there would be a beautiful barn, and if I was lucky, a story. My Hero is truly not to blame I always think that will happen.


Brother Dios and My Hero are, this very moment standing in a huge crowd of men, and a few woman braving the cold north winds, smiling and buying their own Christmas presents, no doubt about it. Oh yes this is an auction THEY will enjoy. Tools, tools and more tools.

I had already done a brisk walk about in the brisk cold north wind racing and glancing as I go through the rows of piled high tables. I found the little girl’s room (note to self, layers are not always your friend) and came to the conclusion the warmth of the truck would be my best spot for a couple of hours, at least.


I sit here huddled in the truck munching a delicious sandwich, wishing I had of packed a thermos of tea, dreaming of that bag of jelly beans sitting on the kitchen counter back home. Those cookie ingredients waiting, the unwrapped presents, the laundry and the lists go on and on.


Well there is NO story here but I am thinking with only five more days till Christmas there are probably better ways to spend my time. A sudden bang has me turn to see My Hero with a big box and a big smile. He drops the tailgate and places the box in the back of the truck. Never mind, I know why I came. It is probably all about that smile.

I do hope you are spending your time more productively and not necessarily huddled in a truck watching your Hero smile. You do realize that there are now, only three more days till Christmas. Enjoy the smiles it will all work out just fine.


Later 

34 comments:

  1. There always seems to be something to throw a kink into Christmas preparations - whether it's an auction or a sinus infection or some other natural or manmade catastrophe! I'm trying to remind myself that whatever gets done will be fine. However, I think we women have this picture of how Christmas ought to be, and it's hard to deviate from that. And now, to go and mix bread dough! (See, I'm good at "preaching," but not so good at following my own advice!) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  2. I can see your point in those much needed tasks to get done before Christmas. I was looking forward to my week off to do something creative. That has not happened yet. Oh well there is always next year. It is well worth the smile from your hubby to miss out on those tasks to get done for you. Love the images. Wishing you and your Hero a very merry Christmas.

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  3. I have been in that exact same situation! which is why I carry my Kindle with me wherever I go, knowing that I might end up waiting for Mr. C. I too would have been dreaming of the jelly beans back home. Next time, slip a few into your pocket before you walk out the door. And, like you, I try to get pics of things around me. What a fun post. I do hope the box yields something more exciting than tools, tools, and more tools! LOL

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  4. You are a very good sport.

    Happy coming Christmas,
    Tessa~

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  5. laughed at the 'layers are not my friend'. :)

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  6. So much to do this time of year but I'm sure your Hero appreciates your support and friendship! You are a good wife, Buttons!

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  7. I love your Christmas tree shot. so festive. you need a break. but i think i say that every time i stop by. don't I?? yeppers. have fun!! ( :

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  8. I'm sitting here in my home waiting for my tea to steep as I'm cold. Shivering in the house. Then reading your story made me feel even colder. I'm glad your Hero was smiling and the trip was worth it in so many ways. Merry Christmas to you both! Have a wonderful (warm) holiday. xx Pam

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  9. Oh my- time is sure flying. I'm done, though..I think..maybe. Merry Christmas!

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  10. I bet your hero was glad you were there B! It is warm here today, no snow for Christmas this year I think.

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  11. Those smiles are worth everything . . .
    Merry Christmas Buttons . . .

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  12. Now you have me wondering"what's in the box"?! Surely not a ladder? I'm sure the smile really was worth it! :)

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  13. Oh how I've sat waiting. Thinking of all the things I could be doing at home! Lol!
    But, yep the smile washes all the shoulda, coulda stuff away! :)
    Cheri

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  14. Smiles are the greatest gift of all.

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  15. I love auctions as much as I hate them...love them for the goodies I buy but hate them for the reason. It breaks my heart.
    Merry Christmas, Grace.

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  16. B,

    Auctions.............your Hero's favorite place......hopefully he wasn't looking for another ladder......
    Your Hero found something totally awesome because he gives you a smile...............that's all that's needed to warm your heart and soul.

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  17. As I red this I thought Buttons would be much worse off if it was Christmas and she was munching on a sandwich. It sounds like you're on schedule to get your stuff ready for Christmas.

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  18. You are a good wife and I'll bet that smile was worth all the waiting. Hope there were some goodies in that box for you, too!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  19. The smiles are what make Christmas... but no doubt about it, you are a good sport!

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  20. Well you had a nice break from the hectic preparations.

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  21. Out in the cold so to speak in the vehicle.
    Merry Christmas. Hugs M xox

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  22. I would have been all over that auction too! Grandfather's clock and inkeepers desk.... oh yes, indeed. The sun was awol here for a long time too, but it was so beautiful yesterday. I need it to stick around and dry up the mud in the horse pens.

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  23. Hope you snug and warm now in that cozy kitchen of yours,
    perhaps peeking out and viewing perhaps those teasing turkey that come to visit .
    Also hoping the holidays for you and your hero are Merry and Bright my friend
    I know you'll have oodles more marvelous stories to make in the coming New Year !
    Hugs and warmest wishes,
    Willow

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  24. I knew you were at an auction at the very first mention of huddled in a truck! Merry Christmas, dear Buttons, to you, your Hero, your Mom, the kids, and the cows.

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  25. Beautiful photographs. Let this Christmas all our wishes come true.

    Happy Holidays from Salamanca.

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  26. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  27. Oooo, wonder what is in the big box! Hope you and your hero have a wonderful Christmas!
    Lynne x

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  28. Somehow, even your NO stories are wonderful stories! Have a wonderful, happy, marvelous, joyous new year!

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  29. They can't all be winners. There is an auction here on New Year's day. Not sure if we will partake or not. Sorry there wasn't anything of great interest at that one. Still a good story. I finally have some snow for snowshoeing. Hope you get some soon.

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  30. I am enjoying the Love in your stories . . Merry Christmas!

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