Holiday weekends – When you are retired, holiday weekends no longer have the appeal they used to have (unless you are invited to a picnic). There are all these people clogging the roads and places I want to go. The supermarkets are full of folks with cart filled overflowing with grillable foods and buns, salads, vegetables and fruit. It so much more peaceful when they all return to work and get out of my way.
Skin week – This week was all about the skin. I had two appointments – one with my face dermatologist and the other was my annual cancer skin check. The first appointment zapped a few spots on my face and the second doc burned off my annual batch of skin mushrooms. (That’s another thing aging does to you!) By the time I got home, I was all “zapped” out!
Some things work out – I took out food to defrost for dinner but we ended up dining out. The next two days we met friends for dinner but I decided to prepare the defrosted food so it was ready for later in the week. On the day we were eating at home again, I wasn’t feeling great. All I had to do was heat up dinner! It doesn’t always work out this way.
I missed out! – Driving early one morning I came across a school bus that was stopped. As I watched, a child around 8 or 9, got out of a car and climbed into the bus. This was in a safe residential development. The outside temperature was 60 degrees. It reminded me that when I was a kid, except for my first day in first grade, my mother never walked me to the bus stop. Driving me was out of the question. Letting me wait in a heated car just wasn’t done. I waited with the other kids dressed in weather appropriate clothes.
More Morgan – My last adopted cat happened on a whim. I was donating goods to the shelter. There was a one-eyed cat that I was sure no one would want. I adopted her without knowing her temperament. She is wonderful, younger than I thought and very active – maybe even hyper. At 3 she still is running at full speed. She goes to bed about an hour after dinner and sleeps the night through. I don’t think she takes a pee break. No pestering or whining. But she’s not a cuddle bug. She’s friendly and playful but will not sleep in your lap. Once in a while when I am at the computer she will climb into my lap and look for scratches. It won’t last more than five minutes and I’m never sure if she is being affectionate or marking me so that the other cats know who “owns” things in this house. I’ll go with the former but it doesn’t matter. She always melts my heart when she does that.
Have a great holiday weekend!