Saturday, February 26, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
It was the 21st of February and my life was a bit of a temporary mess because my toilet was clogged.
It was supposed to snow today, the 22nd, and one has to prepare.
So off I went to the grocery store because I was almost out of coffee and trashbags. I bought many good things in the store, but came home without coffee and trashbags. Oh, well.
The 21st of February was also a Federal holiday and the local plumber I called, didn't return my call. So I called Roto Rooter in Bakersfield and within an hour a very nice young plumber guy was here to help.
The day went on, I still had that feeling there was something special about this day, but I just couldn't think of it.
One of my sisters-in-law called. We seldom talk, so it was really nice.
Then in the evening, Riley calls. Riley and Errol's aunt Dorothy were married with us, on the same day, in our house in Pasadena.
A double wedding on February 21, 1987.
Riley always calls me on this day.
How could I forget?
I asked, how many years ago?
Riley said, 35.
I have sort of, if not cried, felt teary-eyed ever since.
But Riley said, think of the good times you had together. And I'm pretty good at that.
But still, how could I forget?
I will not worry about why, but I just find it interesting.
Old age is very interesting to me.
And a sense of humor is definitely required.
Sunday, February 20, 2022
For my best friend, Annette, upon the loss of your beloved dog, Lilli.
For you, dear Carole, for the loss of your much loved cat, Yumi.
And for me as well, with the loss of Glenn.
How lucky am I to have something
that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Winnie The Pooh
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Sunday, February 13, 2022
My brother-in-law, Glenn, succumbed to the corona virus this past week.
As well as emotional makeups, Glenn being the calmer one with a more patient demeanor.
Glenn and I became closer friends after Errol died. He helped me fix up my home here. He painted my house, took his time and made it beautiful. A paint job that will last a very long time. Glenn built a roof over a part of my patio, fixed many things, and monitored workers that came to install my floors and windows.
Making sure I wouldn't be taken advantage of.
Since the pandemic began, I haven't seen much of Glenn, but it felt safe to know that he was here, living in our town and would be there for me if I needed him.
We talked on the phone, not often, just checking in.
It's very difficult to know that we will never do that again. That I will never see him again.
Dearest Glenn, you were such a good man, calm, considerate, and patient.
I love you, you were the brother I no longer had, and I will miss you so very much.
My thoughts are with my sister-in-law and their grownup children.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
And this is how the coyotes walk. It's hard to imagine how they are able to control their four paws to hit the ground like this.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Then the phone, inexplicably, slipped out of my hand and disappeared.
Imagining being here alone, for even a few hours without a phone, stressed me out.
Friday, February 4, 2022
As I was working on the puzzle, I could just see this happen to some poor person who momentarily forgot to keep an eye on her kittens.
And how it reminded me of those who shared my life, so many years ago now. The tortoiseshell kitty stepping on the spoon and getting it's face dusted, looks just like my Samantha W.
Vemod, is what I feel right now. The Swedish word for melancholy. I just miss living with a cat so very much.
But I will recover and will soon have a conversation with Faith about the latest arrival at White House, the Biden cat.
I'm sure she'll have a few things to say about that.