A new tradition? — This picture is from last year but it’s getting to be a tradition to have a big snowstorm right before Easter. Hopefully the snow will completely melt and the flowers will take over the parking lot!
First time in 14 years! – The toilet paper fairy failed me this week. For the past 14 years the beloved husband has always filled the toilet paper storage in the bathrooms. I noticed the supply was going down so I filled it myself. It felt wrong. Like I was depriving the beloved husband of chore he loves. Because we’re retired, we worry about things like toilet paper. We go to mega box stores and buy it by the pallet. Then we have a wing dedicated to toilet paper storage which requires refilling the bathrooms. I remember the good old days when I bought it by the 8 pack and was good for the month!
Chatty folks – I enjoy my walking group. There are a few of us that walk our local indoor mall early mornings. I’ve gotten to know some of the folks. Typically I walk with someone who went to my old gym. She’s quite the talker. I know most everything about her life. It makes the time go faster. She was out twice in the past two weeks and I’ve come to know another very nice woman. She’s always been there. Sometimes we miss a chance to meet someone when there is a more outgoing person around. Lesson learned.
Speaking of friends – Friendship is a funny thing. I enjoy unusual people. Not annoying people. People who are a little different. Interesting. Caring. Sometimes you can tell within a minute whether you can become friends with someone or if it’s just an acquaintance passing through.
Hitting home – The beloved husband hollered “holy cow” while reading the newspaper. I asked if I was in the obituary. That’s a standing joke between us. He’s up earlier than I am and has read the paper when I came down. He informs me that I am NOT in the obituary so it’s ok to proceed with shower, etc. This time it was not a joke. The wife of one of his good friends died. She’s a contemporary. We knew she had an incurable issue but did not expect this. Not now. Her son is a doctor so we knew she was getting the best treatments possible to extend her life. Although we were never close, it hit home. We are the same age. It’s the luck of the straw who stays and who goes. Cherish today.
So how was your week?