Thursday, February 24, 2011

What's a widow to do?

Submitted by Joyce Cooper (from Jenn McKinlay's Cupcake Bakery Mystery series)

So, baby girl has herself a boyfriend, a good one (Can you say lawyer? -- Yay!). Now I've been watching Melanie and dear Joe for the past three months, and I have to say they have gotten me motivated to put myself back into the dating game.


With a little nudge from my friend Ginny, I met the most delightful man named Baxter Malloy. He's suave, as in he opens the door for a lady; he's a good listener, for example, he really likes to talk about my investments; he's romantic, he enjoys candlelit dinners at fine restaurants and he's fun. He taught me how to play shoe salesman. Although, that didn't work out so well because when I went to change so we could have a post salesman soak in the hot tub, well, someone strangled him with one of my stockings.

EEP!

So, now I'm afraid to date again. I loved my late husband Charlie, Mel's father, and I just don't know if I'll ever find any man with his spark again. And after Baxter, I just don't know if my judgment is all that. Sigh. What would you do? Would you keep dating or hole up with a good book and a tub of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Gracia?

11 comments:

  1. Nice to see a Melanie character!! I can't wait to read this one!!!

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  2. So sorry about Baxter! All the good ones are either taken or strangled with stockings, right? ;)

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  3. Sorry about Baxter. Don't sit in the house, go out and enjoy what the world have to offer and who knows, maybe that next guy will be standing on the line behind you as you pay for the Ben & Jerry ice cream.

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  4. What Dru said... LOL. Keep an open heart, and maybe it'll happen when - and where - you least expect it!

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  5. What a shocking thing! I wouldn't blame you for waiting before dating again!

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  6. LOL Gayle!

    Just remember, Ben and Jerry would never do you wrong. Your hips, maybe.

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  7. LOL Gayle is right! Taken or strangled with a stocking. LOL

    But seriously, Joyce, don't sit on the sidelines. Take the plunge and date again. Maybe you'll meet someone at the ice cream parlor!

    ~Avery AveryAames.com
    Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

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  8. Oh, Joyce ... what terrible luck! But don't let one dead boyfriend ruin your whole life. Keep fishing, girl!

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  9. In answer to your question, Joyce -- yes! Do all of them but in reverse order. Try a date with Ben & Jerry and when that's gotten your spirits up,jump back into the game.
    And maybe, don't play shoe salesman again! (I almost fell off my chair laughing at this -- but I know, this is a sad topic for you!)

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  11. Ditch the ice cream and find a man to burn even more calories ! You can do it Joyce! Chin up...one dead date doesn't have to be the killjoy to your love life.

    ~~Angi

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