Something you don’t see every day! – This week at Starbucks I followed an older guy (my age) in to the store. On the way he bent down and picked up a cup and straw that someone had thrown down. In this day of covid people are terrified of touching anything from someone else. Kudos to him!
Mom’s rolling in her grave! – This is appropriate for Mother’s Day. I’ve always been one of those people who “poo-poo” the whole “bought water” thing. It comes out of a faucet free and it’s basically tasteless. Why buy it? Then we moved to this house. I’ve lived in a lot of places and water can taste slightly different from place to place. You adjust. The water here tastes terrible so I am buying water. My mother would think that’s frivolous.
Finally – This week I got out to explore the local walking trails. There is one that starts a block from my home and winds its way around a stream. Despite being so close to a home development, it’s like walking in a state park. I walked it three times this week and only saw 2 people. I love that. I took some pictures. It’s heaven. I loved walking in my old neighborhood but this is more soothing. The stream is lovely and sometimes there are ducks.
Well there is one thing – I have to walk over two bridges. One is a wooden bridge. It’s beautiful and natural looking. The other bridge is at the end and it’s an open grate bridge. You look down and see the running water. I don’t like open bridges. They make me barfy. I have to tell myself “eyes up” but I still look down and feel the tummy swirl. It’s that weird compulsion to look at something you know will gross you out. Fortunately it’s a very short bridge. So far I haven’t tossed my cookies.
Really good news – The cat that I “rescued” just before I moved has settled in his new home. His new owner loves him and he has adapted to an inside only life. Despite being labeled as feral, I didn’t think he was. I saw something in him and I’m glad I was right. I wouldn’t want to force a cat or any living creature to live in a way that didn’t make them happy. He’s being adored and fed and he loves it. I want to be a cat.
Happy mother’s day to all you moms out there!