Random Good Memory and Stuff

So…the world is sad and scared for good reason.
I’m still writing love stories from prompts from readers. The first section goes up tomorrow, and (I know, readers asked for this), it’s eventually going to have some adult content in it, so it’s password protected. If you’ve already read password protected posts from me, you already know the password. But if you’d like to read the serialized story that starts tomorrow, and don’t have the password, contact me and I’ll give it to you. 🙂

That being said, a random neuron fired here at bedtime after reading a chapter of Prince Caspian in CS Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia with The Boy, and it made me think of something goofy I did when I was a little girl. I spent A LOT of time…the majority of my time, actually…alone and entertaining myself as a girl, particularly when I was home with my parents. They weren’t engaged parents. They did not read The Chronicles of Narnia with me every night before bed. They didn’t read to me at all after I could read myself, and they complained about it before that. So I learned to do a lot by myself and be by myself and entertain myself. Social distancing isn’t really getting to me. I’m used to it. ANYWAY, when I was little, I had a bunch of Strawberry Shortcake dolls…

80s-toys-strawberry-shortcake

And they came with little rubber pets. (Strawberry Shortcake herself had a pink cat that isn’t pictured here with her for some reason…but I had most of these…and the pets were my favorite part of the toys). I also had a little portable record player. I’d play my records and line the little pets up on the turntable as it spun like they were on a merry-go-round. I don’t know why I thought of that tonight or why I felt like sharing it, but there it is. Maybe it’s just to put a happy, silly memory out there in the universe and my random thought will randomly brighten up someone else’s hard day.

Just some silliness.
And some information about new short work that will start coming out in pieces tomorrow. Let me know if you need the password.
Hopefully providing some (hopefully) happy entertainment keeps some spirits up for some of the real everyday heroes that might be reading my blog…

Nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, teachers, EMTs and firefighters, delivery personnel and truck drivers, food production and distribution and retail workers, service workers, power grid and water and sanitation employees, janitors and custodians, and repair workers, and IT specialists. THANK YOU.
I wish I could do more than share silly shit on the internet and make up sappy love stories. I appreciate you and the vital work you do *every day*, not just in a global pandemic. ❤

Stay inside. Wash your hands. Help somebody if you can.

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