After school today my sons went to see Race to Witch Mountain with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, so I decided to use my free time to stop at Safeway and pick up a few groceries. I parked, got out of my car, and glanced over at the SUV that had just parked beside me.
I tried to be cool and just smiled and said hi, but I was shaking. Thank goodness I started carrying my camera when I began blogging!
Someone had told him the White Mountains was a great get-away so he came to check it out, maybe even find a place to rent.
He was so easy to talk to, I found myself telling him about the novel I'm writing. It's based on Tolkien's Elves 1,000 years after the events in Lord of the Rings. He said it sounded very interesting, and he must have meant it because he invited me to dinner to talk some more.
Oh--my--gosh! I was stunned! I drew him a map to my house on a receipt I found in my purse. Then I picked up my boys from the movie and hurried home to get cleaned up and change. (I was never so glad to be 25 lbs lighter!) Jacob and Dylan, of course, thought their mom had lost her marbles. They changed their tune when he pulled up and came to the door at 6:30, though.
He brought me home after 8:30. I was sad to have this amazing night end, but excited that it happened at all! Then he shocked me by giving me a kiss--not just a peck, but an actual on-the-lips good-night kiss! What can I say? It was. . .
An April Fools joke! Okay, so I'm old enough to be his mother. (Not that I would turn down a kiss from Orlando Bloom if he offered!) But I bet I had you going for a few minutes there, didn't I? Gotcha!
Wishing you an April Fools Day that is everything interesting and fun!