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Secrets, Lies & Chocolate Chip Cookies #3

Tessa’s Words


Laundry piles up when I work, act as chauffer, try to keep meals on the table and volunteer at the food pantry for my church. There are dust bunnies under my kid’s bed that look like ostrich eggs. The other day Daniel went to get his soccer ball and brought one of those to the car instead. I was not amused. Then my husband, Robert said I needed to cut something out to make more time for the house. After all, I was the one that wanted a bigger house. If I couldn’t take care of it maybe we should downsize.

Have you ever had that moment when you see Rambo’s body but your head is where Sylvester’s Stallone’s should be? Then you lift your machine gun in the air and start firing, while screaming your outrage because the toilet overflowed. Me too! So, I pop the Totally Zen CD into the car thingy and crank that puppy up on high, hoping to outlast the “Let It Go” song from Frozen my daughter is singing in the back seat while her brothers practice their Kung Fu on each other.

When I was captured by this guy named Amon from Egypt he kept telling me not to be afraid. I nearly became hysterical with laughter. I told him I had three kids and taught in a public junior high school. “Not much scares me,” I snorted. Yeah. I snorted. Not very dignified, but I’d just been kidnapped and thrown in the floor board of a car. The driver thought he was Mario Andretti or something the way he kept swerving and gunning the engine. I guess he thought he could outrun the hurricane that was over us. Idiot.  

Oh! My point! Being a mom and housewife gets a little dicey at times. You can’t always be Martha Stewart for the Roberts of this world. Find something to relieve the stress; hot bubble bath, spa day or for me it’s working at Enigma fighting terrorists. Robert doesn’t even know I keep a gun Velcroed to the top inside drawer of the nightstand. Sometimes secrets are a good thing.

If you want to know the whole story check out Winds of Deception. http://amzn.to/1dxkHOo   Tierney wrote it down just like I told her. Well–most of it. Some things I had to keep secret

4 Responses

  1. I have read this book, WINDS OF DECEPTION, and recommend it. But I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for the reminder of how hectic a housewife’s life can be. Most of us will never imagine the intrigue you put Tessa into, such fun to read your version.

    1. Even agents who work behind the curtain has dirty laundry and chores to keep up. Lol.

  2. I wonder if all secret agents’ lives are as complicated as Tessa’s. Do their husband’s know? Are they aware of the danger surrounding their spouses day in and day out? But we all know Tessa has an ace in the hole when it comes to danger. I won’t say more. Read the book if you haven’t. You won’t be disappointed.

    1. I think some spouses know their loved one works for “special” agencies. Keep in mind that the ones who work under the radar like to keep it that way. I met a deep cover black ops guy who divorced his wife to keep her safe. She never even knew until he retired. By then his daughter was grown. There are a lot of agents who do logistics, research, monitor and create cool toys for the field agents. Not everyone can live the exciting life of Tessa Scott. But…we can only dream.

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