GBE 2: Blog On
Week #97 Very, Very Small
“August is just a couple of months away. We have to start getting ready.” The group of friends nodded agreement.
“Yep, that means if we meet for coffee, we need to stop getting a doughnut, or coffeecake, or pie with it. That’s going to be the hardest part for me!” Gayle said as she placed her fork next to the empty plate. “I just love their raspberry pies. As much as I want to lose a few pounds, I need more incentive.”
Judy and Cheryl exchanged looks. “What did you have in mind?” They knew full well what Gayle had up her sleeve.
“Well, since I have the least amount to lose and will no doubt be the one to keep the rest of you in line, I just think you should all commit to visiting me this winter. You know, have a girls vacation where it’s warm for a change.” She had picked up her fork and waggled it at the rest. “Remember the old measurement we used to use? Once around the wrist, twice around the neck and three times around the waist. That will be our yardstick, so to speak. Whomever can get back to that measurement by the time our class reunion rolls around, I will pay for your plane ticket.”
“Crap, I don’t know if I’m going to live long enough to get back to that measurement!” After quickly measuring her wrist and neck, with casino flourish, Leigh spread her hands and declined measuring her waist.
Rolling her eyes, Cheryl asked, “So, just how small do we want to get?”
“Very, very small!” simultaneously the rest chimed in.