Hey, it was nice of you all to come by and leave such lovely thoughts. I miss you.
A good part of my absence here I will attribute to the extreme wonderfulness (and I hesitate to make a big deal for fear of jinxing) of the fact that PD is having a few good days in a row. He’s run me ragged!
We’re in the process of stripping all the ugly lacquer off our ancient kitchen cupboards. I’ve always wanted them painted white and it seems my dream is showing promise of actually coming to fruition.
We’ve cut down two bothersome and unmanageable bushes which became trees from in front of our house.
Eons Years ago, someone planted them too close to the house and they were wreaking havoc with the foundation. Not to mention shedding needles and other assorted goodies all over the front porch.
We also removed a whole
shitload of shrubs which surrounded the front yard which a) were a pain in the butt to keep trimmed so we could see over them and b) were collecting litter consisting mostly of empty pop bottles, losing lottery tickets and cigarette butts from kids walking past the house. We bought some fencing and a really cool black wrought-iron arbor with a gate to put at the end of the sidewalk leading to the street.
So while my biceps and calouses are getting bigger, my energy and time here is waning. But that’s ok.
Hey, guess what I did last night? (TC, you will be so proud of me.) Around 10pm it started to storm and there were tornado warnings for areas, I believe North and a little West of here. It was still warm outside and yeah, I should have been in bed. Don’t know where I got the courage, but I grabbed my smokes and a beer and went out on the back porch and watched the lightning. I did! At one point I came in and said to PD, “Do you see that I am on the porch during the storm?” He did, and I asked him if he’d like to join me and he replied “No, you need to be brave all by yourself.” So I did. I beed brave all by myself. What a rush that was. A couple of big streaks of lightning lit up the whole sky not terribly far away. Every cell in my body was dancing. It sounds hokey, I know, but I felt so alive! Adrenaline OD 😉 Anyway, I thought I’d share that. Anyone who knows me, knows that when it storms I cower in the basement and tremble with fear. No more! I HAVE OVERCOME!
I’ll tell you what, getting old is really interesting and fun as hell. Who knows what tomorrow will bring…
Oh, I finished The Kite Runner. Awesome book.