Dang! It’s happened again! – July disappears more so than any other month for me. It has slithered away but not without excitement. I’m hoping for a delightful (and long) August! Oh yes, and boring too!
The locusts are back! – Early in summer there was a lot of hype about the 17 year locust in our area. They come out of the ground every 17 years to eat, dance, mate and die. All in a month. Lots of people get upset but they don’t do damage. They just buzz. I didn’t hear them this year but this past week or so I’ve hear our usual late summer locusts singing their lusty hearts out. It’s a soothing sound from my youth and always was a sign that the summer would soon be over and school was starting. Either that or my tinnitus is acting up again. I hear crickets most days.
A sign of getting old – When I was a 20-something, the mother of one of my friends always wore sweat suits. Always. Summer, winter, whenever. Pink ones and navy ones. All colors really but always sweat suits. I always wondered about her choice. No variety except for the color. Over the past two years (I’m blaming it on Fitbit), I’ve taken to wearing sneakers all the time. ALL. THE. TIME. It has to do with walking. I try to get my steps in and often take impromptu walks. I don’t want to waste time changing shoes so I wear sneakers. I even wear them when going out to dinner. This week I looked at my lovely sandals which I haven’t worn in two years. I really didn’t care. I’m sticking with the sneakers.
The start of projects – This week the contractor for one of our smaller projects is scheduled to start. It should only take a week but I’m already thinking about the cats. Three won’t care but Sasha will be in her hidey hole for the duration! Maybe I’ll break out some new boxes in the basement to entertain them.
Things sure are different now – A good friend had a hip replacement surgery this week. It was as an outpatient and she went home the same day. SAME DAY! I had a friend have one about 30 years ago. He was in the hospital for a week and a rehab facility for two more weeks. Just as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz “There’s no place like home!” Best wishes for a speedy recovery and no hiccups!
So how was your week?