The ladies of the gym – My former group of gym ladies had lunch this week. I couldn’t make it but got a full report from one of my walking group. (Keep in mind that I am the youngest in this group with the oldest around 90.) There was a spirited discussion on cremation and what to do with the remains. All the women there (four) are being cremated with no fancy urns and no memorials or celebrations of life. Two are not going to have newspaper notices. When asked how we would know if she passed, her answer was “I’m dead! I don’t care!” #thatstheattitude! #livelylunchconversations
The mouse-capade – Sasha caught her first mouse. I heard her screaming in the dining room. (This cat does not lack for lung power!) She had a mouse in her mouth. I got her to drop it and it scurried away followed by three crazed cats and a crazed human. I caught her in a towel and re-homed her. Hopefully the mouse will remember her reception in this house and will not come back. In the meantime, Morgan and Gracie went back to sleep but Sasha patrolled around to find another playmate. #mousevirginnomore
Better not to comment – A woman I walk with has a husband with a progressive terminal illness. He’s struggling to continue doing what he’s always done (cutting down trees, cleaning gutters, etc.). Sometimes that works but sometimes he can’t breathe. I listen to her each week. She is all over with her feelings. Sometimes she’s annoyed he’s doing too much (he is) and sometimes she thinks he should die doing what he loves (he should). I have learned to just listen because no one wants my opinion. #keepyourtrapshut
Moving into winter meals – There is a huge difference between what we eat in the summer and what we eat in the winter. I like easy soups in crock pots (or most any crock pot dish) that last a few days served with fabulous breads. During the summer it’s about grilled foods with fresh corn on the cob and tomatoes. My internal switch was flipped this week and I bought some meat specifically for soup. #hmmmhmmmgood! #nocampbellshere!
Customer service or not? – I received an email from a magazine this week saying that it changed my address as requested. I didn’t request an address change and I don’t live in Kansas (the new address). I responded that it was wrong. I got another email back that said I lived in Kansas. (What? Did I move and not know it?) I checked my records and this magazine expired this month. I was on the fence about renewing as the content was going downhill. I’m off the fence, no renewal for sure. I did respond a third time explaining that they have two people with the same name but different accounts and they are emailing the wrong person. Again I got an email saying that my address change in Kansas went through. #seriously? #doyouunderstandenglish? #areyoufreakingnuts? #nomorebusinessforyou
So how was your week?