A friend who gets it – A few weeks ago I posted about how much I hate walking across an open grate bridge. Keep that thought. There is a Dalmatian puppy in my neighborhood. Although she’s a puppy, she is a big dog. I’d guess she’s like 30 pounds. I see her family walking her (or maybe the other way around). I caught up with them at THAT bridge. They could not convince her to cross it. She looked down, then circled around and sat down. They coaxed. They bribed. In the end puppy daddy picked her up and carried her across while she whined and tucked her head in his armpit. I laughed! She’s my spirit animal. Gotta love puppies.
Speaking of puppies – This dog has more energy than I have ever seen. No matter how hot the weather, she does zoomies at Mach 1 speed in large fields. What a dog. Fortunately she has a young active family that can handle all that energy. She would run me into the ground (or maybe the nursing home!).
Decisions – We are still working on our new home. More painting, new window treatments, new kitchen stuff. White, off-white, cream, beige — what’s the best! I can only handle so many decisions at a time. When I hit that point for the day, I can’t even make one for dinner. Picking out stuff was fun when I was young. Not so much now. In the back of my head there is a recording that says “this may be your last new home so choose wisely cause you have to live with it.” Nobody puts more pressure on you than yourself.
Sometimes you are rewarded! – A long time ago I worked for a guy who said that no good deed goes unpunished and in our line of work that seemed to be true. However, you can’t let that change who you are! When spring broke here, the house across the street was beautiful. They had a lot of spring blooming flowers and it was obviously carefully planned. When I went out to pick up my coffee in the early morning, it made me smile so I wrote them a note and told them that. I signed it “the new neighbor with the red mailbox.” The woman who lives there appreciated the note and has offered to give me some of her flowers when she divides them. Yesterday they went picking strawberries and gave me a box. These are the good strawberries. Not the ones with the white shoulders that were picked too early. So good! Sometimes good deeds are rewarded but that’s not a reason to do them. Sometimes it’s the right thing to do!
Going maskless – Our area has a high rate of vaccinations and a low rate of infection. Our rules are relaxing and masks are not required if you are vaccinated. I couldn’t do it at first. It was like going out naked but I’ve finally weaned myself off of masks. Feels so good and now I can hear better. If you don’t understand the connection between masks and hearing, you have to remember that people who cannot hear well read lips and facial gestures to figure out what you are saying and then we still give you the wrong answer!
So how was your week?