I am new to 5 minute Friday. But I like the idea of it. The rules are simple...you write for 5 minutes..no editing, no over-thinking, no backtracking. Then just link up and visit the person who linked up before you. Each week there will be a prompt provided to get you started.
This week's prompt is SEE
Five minutes...ready, set, go
See I could do it! But it was hard. Much harder than I thought it would be. I was only going to leave him long enough to go to the grocery store. Not like a big trip or anything. I was only gone one and a half hours. But the entire time I was at the store I had that feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know the one, where you are nervous and you don't really know why. It is not that I have never left the man. For God's sake. We have been together for over 36 years. I have been separated from him plenty of times. Even some weekends away. But now he is confused, and sick, and never sure exactly what is going on in his world.
But I have to leave once in awhile to get things done for us. Like grocery shopping. Or banking. Getting gas in the car. I usually go when the kids are home so that one of them can stay with him and one of them goes with me. It's like I think that is the only way to do this. I know it probably sounds crazy to the outside world. And people tell me it might be because I am a control freak....but it is what it is.
And I flew through that grocery store. Thinking of him at home with a stranger. She was going to shave him and massage his feet. He looked at me like I was 'crazy' when I walked out the door. Made me feel like I was crazy.
I couldn't stop to talk to an old co-worker at the store. I had to hurry to get back home. That pit in my stomach was growing. Man, will I ever do this again??
But I got back home and all was okay. He had made a new friend. She will come again next Thursday.....See, it was okay!
Hey that was fast writing. I just typed what came out of my fingers (mouth?) See! Join in. Go here.....