Saturday, February 27, 2016

sod, giggle, not frozen

* Very odd and pleasant to see the grass again at last.

* Such a giggle---planned activities for the 50th reunion are for exact activities which took place 50 years ago...except now people can legally drink alcoholic beverages. (Haven't we grown out of these activities...let's go fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, or do a class project!) side bar: Would I recognize myself?

* Hanging clothes on the outside line for 4 days straight....and hours later I bring them in dry and not frozen. And smelling marvelously.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

wall, now, bag

* The deep snow has created a wall just outside the back door which make the dogs hesitate before leaving the house. They gamely go out and I see them bounding through the drifts to come in later covered in white.

* The spa is totally closed because of the snow---another appointment is made for a day in two weeks time....but I need care now. Later they call back and have found an opening in two days. 

* Working on a bag using colors I love.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

stuck, 1915, nisei

* The day begins with my feeling overburdened by caregiving. When I attempt to back out of the driveway the car gets stuck. A neighbor from across the street comes to push me out. A neighbor who has had nothing to do with me since I moved in. A neighbor who brushed me off when I crossed the street to say hello four years ago.  I tell her to please do not hurt herself pushing my car. Her sister drives up and lends a hand. Marcos next door then comes to push. Oh, golly. My feeling of isolation and despair diminishes. The store when I get to it for medicine is full of jubilant college students regaling of snow adventures (I learn later they have a snow day from school). The pharmacy worker is kind to me. A stocker is cheerful. I arrive safely home, no more car stucks. The driveway has been shoveled  and the sidewalk is clear. When I sigh with relief as my head hits the pillow at night I stop and enumerate all the people who were kind to me today.Thank you all.

* "The Cut"

* Midnight in Broad Daylight