Progress! – We’ve seen some progress on our deck. Just a few more weeks.
A surprise – One night this week there was a knock on the door. An old friend (literally and figuratively) was outside. He was nearby and made the effort to find us. He had a general idea where we live so he asked a woman walking a small fluffy dog (all the dogs in my immediate neighborhood are small and fluffy except for one labradoodle). She directed him to our house! I haven’t seen him in 15 to 20 years, but he hadn’t changed. He flushed up a whole new set of memories and people that I hadn’t thought about in years.
Speaking of old friends – I heard some Led Zeppelin songs this week and thought of an old friend. She loved Zeppelin. We were bestie friends for many years. there were a lot of rock concerts! She passed away about five years ago. I wondered if they played Zeppelin at her funeral. “Stairway to Heaven” would have been appropriate but her favorite was “Whole Lotta Love.” We hadn’t been in touch for decades, but I can still see her dancing wildly with her dark hair flying. She was a beautiful person who was gone far too early. These are the memories that make me wish I was young again to experience that exuberance. Much of my dancing these days involves losing my balance and ending up in a heap. It’s a happy heap but not graceful.
A week of friends – We also saw our “game night” friends this week. The host had a picnic style evening. We never did play any games. Too much chatter catching up. We are starting to call it the non-game night. The pandemic isolated us. I’m working on updating my social skills which are sadly lacking.
Time of the year! – Our weather has been perfect this week and will continue to be good for the next few days. It’s just wonderful. If I could live someplace with year-round weather like this, I’d move (if I could afford it). Warm sun, soft breezes – I keep thinking the beach has to be nearby with a tiki bar!
So how was your week?