The Dreaming – Installment #23

The Dreaming

“Just a minute.”  She peered through the peep hole at the unfamiliar man on her front porch holding a cowboy hat in his hand.  He must be the new guy’s dad.

“Hello,” she smiled, thinking unflattering things about what she must look like after a full day in the kitchen.  He, on the other hand, looked tired and smelled wonderful.

“I’m Joe.  I’m here to pick up Carter.”  Joe shifted his weight, hoping to look casual while he tried not to notice how gorgeous she was.

 

 

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Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #22

The Dreaming

Half an hour later the table was considerably lighter and she had a lot of notes on the latest versions of her recipes.  She relaxed for the first time in hours.

She heard the doorbell ring and listened to see if Jason was going to get it.

She was getting it.

 

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Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #21

The Dreaming

     A new face smiled at her uncertainly as he looked at all the options on the table.

“I’m Dana,” she smiled to welcome him.  “Jason’s mom.  Please help yourself to anything you like. You’re doing me a favor by eating it.”

“Yeah, Carter, eat up man.  We do this every week.”  Jeremy, Jason’s best friend since third grade told him while tasting a roasted vegetable infused rice.  “Good one, Mrs. C.”

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #20

The Dreaming

“I’m glad.  I still remember eating too much spaghetti and peanut butter in college.  It doesn’t always have to be that tight.”

Brittany waved a last cheery goodbye and let herself out.

Jason and his friends arrived with their reliable appetites.  Dana watched them move down the table, loading their plates, passing up the questionable looking butternut squash chili she knew tasted great.

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #19

The Dreaming

 

Brittany collected her food and payment, taking a last look over everything before she took off.  “Should I come by early next Wednesday to clean the house?”

Dana nodded.  “That’s perfect for me.  Just plan to do the kitchen last.  I’ll be around the whole day, so just come over when it’s convenient for you.  Thanks, Brittany.  It’s so much easier with your help.”

“Thank you, Dana.  And thanks for telling your friend about me.  She hired me so now I have three houses.  That’s all I need to round out my expenses.”

 

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #18

Brittany arrived as she put the last test batch in the freezer for the notes on which dishes would freeze well. Brittany was her on-call maid for days like this. The kitchen was destroyed. Brittany was happy to clean it for $10.00 an hour and food to take with her.

They sat together at the table tasting the chocolate mint cheesecake she had finally nailed. Brittany was making sounds of pleasure and licking her fork for nonexistent crumbs, saving her a precious question.

Where did that come from?

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #17

The Dreaming

The sleek notebook computer in front of her held her notes for the latest incarnation of “Dana Cooks.” The new cookbook was “Dana Cooks for Company” and promised to make impressing your guests easy. She was almost out of the testing phase now. The copy was written. Other unlucky people on the team were figuring out the nuts and bolts of photographing the food. She pinched herself thinking that she was now in the final stages of her 7th book and her fans were anxious to own it.

Thank goodness she had Jason and his friends to help eat the food when she was testing because if they wouldn’t eat it nobody would. Their enormous appetites appealed to her sense of economy, too, because there was rarely anything to throw away.

The hours melted by as she chopped, washed, cooked, noted, and tasted her creations, refining them to the perfection she was famous for.

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #15

The Dreaming

She thought about how odd her dream was as she told Jenny where she had hung her “missing” sweatshirt in her closet. She kept her tone neutral, knowing the day would be smoother if they didn’t start it the way she was tempted to start it.

Her mind flashed over the day ahead while she stood in the shower, deliciously warm water sluicing down her body as she lathered with her favorite vanilla scented body wash.

She could hear her son, Jason, in the other shower, getting ready for the day. They would be zooming down the street to school soon. Not together. They were vetoing ride sharing lately. Her suggestion that they should keep sharing expenses was met with the answer that since they had jobs and paid for the gas they should be able to choose if they went together or not. Who could argue with that?

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As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #16

The Dreaming

Dana stood in front of her kitchen window, watching Peaches and Cream play in the backyard.

The golden retrievers were litter mates that she and the twins had been given as puppies by her parents.

The day before her was full of cooking and writing. She had a deadline and she was glad that if she missed it she wouldn’t actually end up dead. She might wish she was, though.

 

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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The Dreaming – Installment #14

The Dreaming

Dana knew they were only halfway through the first list. “Man,” she thought, “if I wanted to work this hard I would just wake up.”

“Wake up!” One of her sweet 16-year-olds was shaking her. “I can’t find my blue plaid jacket and I told Jim I would wear it today.”

The dregs of the dream dissolved into the familiar surroundings of her own king-sized, pillow topped mattress with the iron head and foot board she adored. She was wearing her cozy faux suede green sweats. And she was, thankfully, no longer doing kitchen duty in The Dreaming.

As always, thank you for reading,

Gina

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