The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Friday, December 28, 2012

Mary #41

This is a continuing story.  If you want to read from the beginning, please go to my side bar to the labels and click on story-Mary or click here.


Mary and Elizabeth walked in the back door. 

“Elizabeth, are you hungry?”

“Not really.  I could use a glass of wine though.”

“You go sit in the living room and I’ll bring it” and Elizabeth went and sat on the sofa.

Mary brought the glass to her and said “Well, that’s one down.”

“Do you want to talk more about the B&B?”

“No, why don’t we save that for treatment day.  It will give us something to talk about.  Until then we can think of ideas.  I have another notebook if you’d like to write yours down.”

“Okay but I warn you by next time I might have the whole notebook full.  I’ve got so many ideas floating around my head all these years.”

“While they are floating around your head, remember to think about the cost of things too.  You know I’m unemployed now.  I’m not going to have a ton of money for too many improvements.”

“You would if you would let me be your partner.”

“I couldn’t do that Elizabeth.  I don’t want you spending your money to help me out.”

“I’m not doing it to help you out Mary Jenkins.  This is all about me.  I told you how much I’ve thought about this.  It would be a dream come true for me to be involved, hypothetically speaking of course.”

“If I do it, I would certainly let you be involved since it was your idea in the first place.  I have to still talk to my brothers about it.  They might want the money from the sale of the place instead.  Who knows?”

“When were you going to talk to them?”

“I think I’ll call them later tonight and see when they can come over and then I’ll mention it to them and see what they say.  I promise.”

“That’s a cute hat” Elizabeth said picking it up off the coffee table.

“I made it for you.  I thought you might want one for when you go outside when there’s snow."

“Aww, thanks Mary.”

“Elizabeth!!” Mary said loudly.   “We forgot to get your medication.”

“Don’t worry about it, we’ll get it tomorrow.”

“Didn’t you hear what the doctor said?  You have to take it.  I’ll run up to the drugstore and get it.  I’ll be right back.”

“Okay, I think I’m going to go upstairs and take a nap while you’re gone.  I’m feeling tired.”

“I’ll wake you when it’s time for your medicine.  See you in a bit.”

Mary headed out to the drugstore.  She handed the prescriptions to the pharmacist and then looked around the store while she waited.  She picked up a couple of magazines and couple of bags of hard candy.

When she went to the counter the prescriptions were done and she paid for everything and went home.

When she got there Elizabeth was upstairs so she looked at the prescriptions and wrote out a schedule when they had to be taken and put in on the fridge.  Another hour and she would have to wake Elizabeth up to take a pill.

Mary turned on the TV and watched for a while.  It was starting to rain again and she put more wood in the fireplace and lit it.  It was starting to get darker earlier now. 

She could hear a commercial for Christmas on the TV.  She couldn’t believe somehow she had missed Halloween and soon it would be Thanksgiving.  Elizabeth would have her next treatment the week after Thanksgiving. She thought about inviting Sadie to come.  She decided to give her a call while she had the chance.

She dialed the number “Hello Sadie, is that you?”

“Hi Mary, Can you believe it?  Besides being laid off, now I’ve come down with a doozy of a cold.  Good thing they’re paying for my health insurance for another month.  I’m going to the doctors tomorrow to make sure it isn’t bronchitis or something.”

“You poor thing, I was missing you and thinking of Thanksgiving.  Would you like to come here for Thanksgiving?”

“That would be fun.  My parents are going to be out of town with relatives and I was wondering what I was going to do.  Spending it with you would be great.”

“I don’t know exactly if we would be having it here or at one of my brothers but I would like you to meet them anyhow and Elizabeth of course.”

“How did it go today?”

“She had her treatment.  She’s sleeping now.  I’ve got to wake her up pretty soon for her pills but so far so good.  We’ll see how she feels in the next few days.”

Sadie started having a coughing fit and said “I’m going to go now.  I’ve got to take some cough medicine.  Talk to you later.”

“Okay, take care and good luck at the doctors” and they hung up. 

Just as she hung up the phone rang again making her jump.

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