I have a really good excuse for my long silence. At the age of 70 I find myself engaged. This u-turn came after having completely given up on love and romance. I always say when I’m wrong I’m really wrong. The more emphatic I am the larger my mistake. I was planning on living with just my furry husbands. We were happy and content and then came romance and scenes out of a romance novel. Clearly not me-this had to be some fairy tale I’d wandered into by mistake. Just to be clear I’m not referring to the your brothers are turned into swans, can’t speak while you make shirts out of nettles to get them back, giant slaying, etc. kind of fairytale. Or could be a romance novel with real people in it and not the dark mysterious stranger variety.
Very soon after calling family, our lives got taken over finding a ring, planning our ceremony and answering numerous questions. Then came our announcement to friends using a cute e- card. We lost complete control over the whole process. The excitement over our news plunged us into planning for more than we bargained for.
Finally, I will post the real last episode of Ants on the Blacktop: Weeds on the Hill. After that my normal progression of U-Turns will return.