I was visiting a fellow blogger who had a tale to tell.
I almost wish I could be a fairy godmother...but you know those Sidhe, be careful what you wish for. So, in lieu of magic powers, I'm dedicating this post to Kelli.
Remember the old "Calgon, Take me away!" commercial? Takes more than bubbles to work that kind of mojo. So, reader, humor me today. I'd like to give Kelli an Orlando moment. *Ahem*
Mr. Orlando Bloom hears a story that really touches him. He has a plan.
The phone rings at Kelli's house. There are days when it seems like it never stops. After a hard day of trying to help her students, even those that are clueless as to what a treasure she is...sometimes it gets to her and when that happens,
all she wants to do is just shut the world away and blog with her fellow bloggers. However, being the dedicated and responsible professional she is, she dutifully trudges to the phone.
"Hi Kelli! Heard you needed a pick-me-up. Anything I can do to help?"
"Who IS this?"
"Oh!", sheepish masculine chuckle,"Sorry...I was just thrilled to get you on the phone. It's me, Orlando Bloom."
"NO!" gasps Kelli breathlessly.
"Yes!" Orlando laughs. "I'm sure my call comes as a surprise, but I really appreciate teachers and the work they do. You are a hero in my eyes. It's one of the reasons I posed for the Reading Program posters"
"Hey, I've seen those. You, uh, looked really good with a book."
He laughs again. "Thanks, Kelli. Hey, I'd really like to take you away for an evening. Show you a real good time, you know, in appreciation for all you do., What do you say?"
Kelli, holds the phone away and looks at it. Can it be real?
"Yes! I can't think of anything better! ", she thinks for a moment, "How should I dress?"
"Hmmm" ,Orlando muses, " I guess it depends on what we want to do.
We could go for a ride.
We could go swimming , using my yacht to get there.
Or just a night on the town. What do you think?"
Kelli, thinks for a bit and makes her decision. "All of the above!"
With a smile in his voice, Orlando replied, " Then that's what we'll do! Get Ready Kelli, because I'm picking you up in 2 hours. Don't worry about directions, I've got it covered. Get ready for the time of your life!"
Kelli replaces the phone, walks on pure euphoria towards her room. Orlando was coming to take her away.....for a night...just him and her. Life is GREAT!!!! And you know what? She's really, REALLY glad she's a teacher.
And who knows how the night will end....?
Who says that wishes don't come true?