Archive for April 2019

Shoes

A pile of shoes waited patiently by the door. The grandkids played ping-pong downstairs. Voices and laughter floated up the stairs and filled the house with joy. They were all up late the night before, not by choice, but because of the long trip to get here. The reunion of cousins winds them up. It…

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Walking Room

Mom’s house no longer overwhelms me, it’s my sister’s storage units that blast me out of my socks now. My goal this trip was to empty the third one into the other two, bringing as much as possible to Mom’s house now that the garage has been ‘kind-of’ cleared. That’s a relative term, but there…

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Happy Easter – Passover – Spring

I outdid myself in the garden, or rather I mean I overdid.  A little exhaustion is a good thing, though, right? It feels really good to be out there. I mowed part of the front, evening it up a bit. In the back, I spread a mixture of manure and top soil on the flower…

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The Dame

The burning of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral made for a very sad day. When I saw the spire topple, my breath stopped. My sadness was the same I feel when anything beautiful is broken, defaced, or left to ruin. I think of the people – two centuries worth – whose entire lives were devoted…

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Tax Day Crazy

The sun and warm temperature made quick work of the eight inches of heavy April snow. I shoveled a tiny fraction of the normal amount because of the forecasted warmth. I just wanted my front stoop to be dry so there could be no ice in the night. A little breeze evaporated all that remained…

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Spring and Blizzard

Spring! How I love being in the yard again. There is so much to do, but I am trying to be patient, and happy with getting whatever I can get done each day. Though there is snow in the forecast (a blizzard actually), the lawn is so dry I dragged out the hose and watered…

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Health

There is nothing as frustrating as not being strong enough to dig some old hydrangeas out of the ground. I had to soak the ground to be able to dig, but then the clay was so heavy, I couldn’t lift them out. Wore myself out trying, so now I’m taking a break. At the moment,…

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The Whole

Alexander Humboldt’s theory of everything being connected in our planet came home to me as I thought about how my foot has affected the rest of my body’s well being. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, he recorded the damage and affects when forests were clear cut for farming – from the erosion, to…

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