A whirlwind week – Why do things always pile up in the same week? When you make appointments months in advance, there is nothing going on. Then wam, bam, thank you ma’am, you’re overloaded. It was that kind of week. Looking ahead I should have rescheduled but in my head I’m still 30 and capable of anything. Just wish my body thought it was 30! Even better I wish it looked like I was 30! Note to self: Shroud the mirrors!
Heartbreaking – This past week I learned that an old friend has advanced Parkinson’s. I saw him about a year ago and he was on a walker cautiously navigating on his own. Now he’s wheelchair bound and needs round the clock care. He’s a few years older than me and one of the most athletic people I know. It was very sobering. “There but for the grace of God go I.” That’s all I could think about. Fortunately he has a wonderful spouse to manage his health. We should all be so lucky to have that support.
Evil tomatoes –Last year I had a huge dental issue which resulted in biting my lip until it was raw. It took months and months of a mush diet until it healed and I didn’t re-injure. Dang thing happened again just as tomato season came into full production. Now I have tons of tomatoes that are painful to eat. I know it’s a first world problem but there are tomatoes on my counter taunting me. (Yes I caught them doing a Rockettes’ high kick! Little buggers!)
Today is the reunion! – This afternoon my family will gather to share stories and overeat. We try to capture some of the old world recipes (strudel and Mom’s potato salad) and find commonalities to reconnect. I am always surprised at how similar we are. It’s always interesting and there will be stories. Today’s weather is predicted to be the last “nice but very warm” day before a week of rainy weather. Whew! We just made it.
Sasha’s first crowd! – New cat Sasha is fearful of strangers. She came from a feral litter. She is very social in her own known tribe (which includes the beloved husband and me). Curious to see what she does. Hide all day? Sneak peaks around the corner? The grays will come out to see what’s going on and Mollie will say “Whatever!”
So how was your week?