Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

so much for a good time Saturday night

It’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting in my car, in a McDonald’s parking lot, using their free internet without ordering any food. Ordinarily, that might make me feel slightly guilty, but not tonight. Tonight I have more important things to worry about.

Maybe I should back up?

I had an argument with my husband…the subject matter isn’t really all that important…the end result was that he handed me the keys to the car and told me to leave. At almost eleven o’clock at night!

I’m sure he was being dramatic. Even men can be dramatic from time to time. But I decided to do exactly what he said. So I left.

He stood open mouthed in the kitchen as I gathered my laptop, my phone and my Nook, grabbed my purse and my dog and headed to the car. He even followed me out to the driveway, probably expecting me to turn right back around and come inside. But not me. Nope. I was determined to go. The only problem with that is I had no where else to go.

And that’s exactly why I’m at McDonald’s…the only place still open this late in the country. Go figure…

So much for life being simple in the country. As it turns out, your problems go with you wherever you go…whether you pack them or not.

Oh, not to worry. I’ll go home eventually. I sort of feel like I’m five again. Packing my little suit case and running away to the sidewalk because I wasn’t allowed to cross the street. But before I head home, I might get some fries first…I know the dog has been eyeing the menu since we got here. Until then, I’ll go ahead and write my blog and finish reading my book. Why not? The car is full of gas and the internet is free. And it’s not like I don’t spend my share of money at the local McDonald’s…right?

Until the next time…I’ll be wasting gas in the parking lot!

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