Another writing prompt from the week with Collegeville Institute….and a gentle prompt to remind my friends to get their mammies done.
How was your day?
You’re trying to hid something from me aren’t you?
We had lunch at that new place.
Ellie and I, of course. We haven’t seen each other since summer.
I didn’t know you were going out for lunch today.
Will has been having problems with his back again.
So what’s under the hat?
Did you pick up your blood pressure medicine at the pharmacy? They called.
You didn’t tell me.
Do you want me to pick it up for you? I’ll be over that direction tomorrow.
Sure, that would be great. What are you doing over there tomorrow? I thought you were going to tie quilts at church.
The new place where we ate–I can’t pronounce the name–had really good food, but we could hardly hear ourselves think, let alone hear each other. It was so noisy.
I’m going to mow the grass this evening. Maybe the last time before winter. We can hope.
Will is thinking about taking an early retirement if his back doesn’t improve.
You’re keeping something under that hat aren’t you? I saw you put it over something when I came in.
No, not really.
Ha! Got it!
Huh? So what were you doing with that hat?
I told you.
No you didn’t.
You didn’t hear me.
You didn’t say anything
I did. I told you I had lunch with Ellie.
Yeah, and you told me that Will was going to retire,
We went to have our mammograms together, then treated ourselves out.
The mammogram. Is that what you’re keeping under your hat?
I don’t think I know what you mean.
Are we….are we ok?
Yes. We are ok. I told you. I’m not doing anything with that hat.
I’m sorry. I was afraid.
So was I. I didn’t want you to worry. It wasn’t like last time.
Of course I worry. Please, don’t keep things like this under your hat.
I told you, I didn’t do anything with that hat. Except now I want to put it on and work in the garden with you . Coming?
Yes. I’m coming.