The stories and glories of hugging a stranger a day ... and other life lessons
April 30, 2018
I love weeding.
There’s something very satisfying in taking hold of a weed and yanking it. Roots and all. Out of its cozy nest.
Then again, there’s something very frustrating in yanking it and the root breaks off. And stays behind.
And the weed comes back even stronger th...
April 29, 2018
I love the ocean.
Those huge waves rolling in.
Crashing and churning.
Levelling out into waist high.
Before rippling out to die on the beach, spitting out all kinds of treasures.
A much younger (and stupider and reckl...
April 26, 2018
Have you ever seen a tin of live bait?
Those little critters wriggle and crawl.
In every direction.
Over each other.
Under each other.
Around each other.
That would be my mind.
I work hard at going inside.
Being still. (Mentally tha...
April 23, 2018
And know that.
What would I do?
The first thought that came to mind was –
I would sit down in my morning Happy Chair with a cup of coffee and call as many people as I can.
And as I loathe speaking on the phone, having spend a considerable amount of time in my corporate lif...
April 20, 2018
I love vivid colors.
Why then, one could ask, is our house painted white?
Outside and inside.
With white tiles on the floor.
Because this is Florida.
Because I’m not a homemaker.
Because I’ve not an ant’s talent for decorating.
Because, unfortunately, I...
April 18, 2018
May is rapidly approaching.
I’ll be out of the country for a month.
I do not like leaving things to the last minute.
I’m a planner.
And list maker.
And a calculator of time.
And how I spend it.
I’m also aware of my limitations of “get-up-and-go” energ...
April 17, 2018
I don’t much care for mirrors.
I don’t much care for bathroom scales either.
Unfortunately, both are brutally honest.
The other morning I fixated on a mirror. The bathroom one with the glaring six one hundred-watt bulbs overhead.
What do I see when I look in that mirror?
April 13, 2018
I’d missed Easter Services.
Being seriously claustrophobic plus a funky breathing apparatus equals having to avoid crowded indoor spaces.
That means I miss out on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Christmas.
I was happy to go to a “normal” service with the bonus that my favo...
April 11, 2018
I have a new computer.
An eleven inch Lenovo Yoga 710.
With Windows 10.
This love affair is not going well.
Lenovo changes something
I change it back.
Lenovo files something somewhere.
I spend hours looking for it.
April 9, 2018
Summer is a-comin’ and preparations underway for another season on the “high seas.”
My specific responsibility is to ensure clean towels, bed linen and duvets.
Those duvets. Outsize as befit –
A King Size Bed.
An Octopus Bed. (Thus named because it has eight side...