a Dashboard Goddess. What, you may ask, is THAT? Funny you should ask. That's just what the Dearly Beloved wanted to know last night while we were on the way to a party [details to follow in my next blog].
When we left the house, it was after dark, and the DB hadn't been in my car since I'd installed the DG. Dearly Beloved is still wearing his dashing black eye patch, so he's leaning forward, peering at the object, with his one good eye, on my dash, trying to decipher what, exactly, it is. He finally breaks down and asks, "What is that?" To which I reply, "That's my Dashboard Goddess." And I just leave it at that. He doesn't ask anything else, so I elaborate.
"It's made of clay, and there is a shallow well at her feet. I guess you could say, she has 'feet of clay'. Anyway, I put liquid scent in the well and it gets absorbed by the clay and diffuses the scent through the car." And I give him time to digest that information then I add, " I had it in the Sunbird, but when I got the truck, it just didn't feel right to make a Goddess ride in a truck, so she's been in seclusion. Now that I have a vehicle worthy of her prescence...she's back."
He just nodded. He acts like my little eccentricities are mildly annoying, but I think he's secretly charmed by them.
And the Goddess isn't the only "other-worldly" creature to make an appearance in my life lately. Friday, a WEEK after we purchased our refrigerator, it was finally delivered by Sears. It came equipped with TWO creatures.
In the freezer lives an Ice Fairy. She drops ice globules into a receiving tray at regular intervals. Ben has finally stopped alerting when she makes her drops. The first few times, that ice falling into an empty tray made such a racket, he thought someone was at the back door. Ben would head for the door, just barking like mad. Boo, OTOH, showed her superior intelligence by staying put. She knew SHE hadn't heard a human knocking at the door, so she was more than content to allow Ben to make a fool of himself, by himself.
In the refrigerator compartment lives a "light Elf". Whenever we open the door, he lights up and we can see even back into the furthest corners of the 'fridge. It's just mahvelous!
So, don't listen to those nasty rumors...I am incredibly easy to please.