"Your throwing a baby shower for a girl you met in a bookstore!?!" Veronica laughed.
"You should have seen her Vee...she was the cutest little thing ever, she's so young and clearly she needs my help." Julia said.
"Why does she need your help Julz?" Veronica asked.
"Because she told me she has no family or friends. She seems so lonley I felt really bad." Julia explained.
"You a trip girl!" Veronica laughed. "But you have a good heart."
"Well I do try." Julia said will twisting the phone cord between her fingers.
"So what's going on with that husband of yours?" She asked.
Julia grew silent on the phone, she had gotten to a point where she actually hated to talk about her husband. Over the last few months she had barely seen her husband. He chose to sleep in the guest room, while she remained in their bedroom. Even in passing he wouldn't speak to her, he acted as if she did something wrong. She planned on leaving him after she found a job and got financially settled. She had depended on him for so long she had nothing for herself.
"He's the same I guess...I couldn't tell you." Julia said while rolling her eyes toward the ceiling.
"Well your doing the right thing as far as trying to move on." Veronica encouraged.
"I know. But girl I have to go I will call you later." Julia said badly wanting to get off the phone so she would no longer have to discuss her husband.
Julia placed her phone back in it's reciever, and headed downstairs to the kitchen. She was suprised to see an unfamilar male face sitting at her kitchen table with her husband.
"Morning." The male said while smiling at her.
"Good morning." Julia responded looking from the man to her husband who hadn't put down his newspaper.
"Julia this is Carl." Her husband said without looking at her.
She watched him turn the page of his newspaper, and sip on his orange juice.
"Nice to meet you Carl." Julia said in a pleasent tone.
"Likewise." He responded.
Martin never brought any friends home, so Julia was quite suprised to see this man sitting in her kitchen eating breakfast as if he belonged there. She couldn't help but notice how well groomed he was. He was dressed to perfection, in a nicely tailored suit.
Julia grabbed an apple from the fruit bowl that sat on the kitchen counter top, and retreated upstairs to her room. She needed to get in contact with Angela to make arrangements for the baby shower.
"Hello!?! Julia?" Angela answered on the first ring.
"Yes it's me." Julia laughed thrilled to hear the excitement in Angela's voice.
"I was waiting for your call." Angela said. "Hows the shower going?"
"Well you will be pleased to know that we can have the shower at this great banquet hall not too far from here!" Julia announced.
"Really!?!" Angela screeched.
"Yes! Is there anyone you would want to invite?" Julia asked.
She wondered if she should have asked that question since Angela had already told her she had no family or friends.
"The only person I would invite is my boyfriend." Angela answered.
"Okay well let him know it's next Saturday, and the address is 5647 New England Street. It's going to be at 2 in the afternoon...be on time!." Julia said.
"I will." Angela said before hanging up.
Julia hung up her phone feeling good about her decision to help this young woman out. She felt like if she did good deeds for other it would come back to her. Plus she liked the fact that planning this shower helped her keep her mind off of her failing marriage.
She left Martin in Carl with the house to themselves and opted to go to Party City to get things for the baby shower. She wished that she would be able to have a baby shower, but she knew she could never have a baby. Her doctor told her that her body wouldn't allow her to carry a child full term, and she wondered did Martin resent her for that. When she first got married all they talked about was having children, but after three miscarriages, and confirmation from her doctor they knew it would never happen.
Julia shook those thoughts out of her head as she drove towards Party City.