Oh my goodness, is there anything worse than a clingy cat? Penny has draped herself over my shoulder on the couch, over my feet on the floor; follows me all around the house and yells at me periodically. I feel like just making her go outside, but she always manages to bring wild life back with her, still alive. I am not in the mood to deal with that again, so in she stays.
I have an assignment, which I hope will be well met. The assignment is to write a first hand experience from the old testament. In other words, to insert a character as yet unknown into known biblical events. The story I have chosen is the Book of Ruth. I am intrigued by the loveliness of the story, but on doing research I find it is much more complex than a young woman simply swearing allegiance to her aged mother-in-law. There are customs to be dealt with and arrangements to be made. But I have inserted myself as the younger sister of the husband of Ruth and have found her to be a sweet and loving person. I haven't gotten too far in my story assignment, but I think I am on the right track.
This is Sunday morning and it just half past dark. I will be at Mass in two hours (8:30 a.m.) and then I will come home and put on my work out clothes. Head to the Y, which I recently joined. Last week this time period was not all that well-attended and that is just the way I like it. Despite that, there was a man using the only gut buster machine they have and I was unable to attack my one big problem area. I hope he is in church himself this morning so I can get started on this.
Then I will come home and try again to get the lawn mower started. I keep thinking I am going to develop some arm muscle, but so far I have been disappointed.
Writing about my sister-in-law Ruth will come later today. I must write a story worth ten pages, so I will have to come up with what it was like to live in that time. Wish me luck!