Daily Archives: December 29, 2021


The house was fairly quiet with nothing more than the low sound of “Christmas in Connecticut” DVD playing on the screen.


Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!

I jumped.

“Take cover,” my best friend blurted out, stepping on a piece of large bubble wrap I hadn’t yet picked up off the floor from the box that was delivered but not a half hour prior.

My heart raced.  I told my dogs this is how Chicago sounds.

We all laughed.

Then in the middle of the night, breaking the peacefulness of a still household:

Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!  Pop!Pop!Pop!

The cat decided to try it out, being the nocturnal animal, she is.

So much for a peaceful, still household.

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