Happy birthday Dad! – Tomorrow is my dad’s birthday. He’d be well over a hundred years old. I still miss him even though I was a child when he died. You have made a mark in life if you are still missed 60 years after your death.
I never noticed that! – Do you read the cups you get when you buy a drink? Me neither. This week, I was rinsing out my Starbucks cardboard cup to recycle and I noticed “do not microwave.” Why? It’s cardboard. I microwave my drink at least twice every day. Maybe it’s best not to know.
You win – This week as I was walking to my happy spot by the creek, there was a fox sitting in the path. He watched as I was coming closer. I waved my hands, and he didn’t move. I’m not afraid of foxes but at this spot, I would have to walk within two feet of him to pass. I’m not about to do that. Most likely he would have run off before I got there but I changed my plans and did a 180! Don’t fool with mother nature.
High maintenance friends – Everyone has one. Maybe more. I’ve been trying to schedule lunch with a friend for a while. We don’t live close to each other but not too far either. Sometimes it’s my schedule and sometimes it’s her schedule but there’s always something. Over the years, there has been weird stuff. Email or phone changes without notification. Eventually I hear from her. You would be surprised at how often this happens with friends. I have another friend who changes her cell phone number frequently. I always date the number when I put it in my address book. My email address and cell phone number have been the same for twenty years. Maybe there is a category of friend with a “loose” connection. Someone you are glad to see but it’s hard to get there. Always something else that needs to be done. Like washing your hair!
Sweet, sweet Gracie – Gracie, my cat with the ear infection, is doing better. It’s taken all week to get the lava chunks out of her ear, but we made progress. This morning there were no sizable boulders. She is a dear but fierce warrior princess. Eight pounds of sheer hell. We are both glad this is coming to an end. A few more days of meds and cleaning and we should be good.
So how was your week?