Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
It's now officially autumn.
I took a trip to visit Amy and my grandchildren. Since my Dane was doing online school I took the back roads and made the time to take some pictures with my phone and do some walking.
It was a gorgeous day! Not a bear in sight and not a coyote to be heard.
I stopped in Middlebury. This meadow at the edge of town used to be owned by Middlebury College but is now preserved. There is a walkway around the periphery.
I saw a few other people out walking but it was easy to maintain physical distance and everyone wore a mask!
Middlebury College has a beautiful campus to stroll around, but it is closed to any visitors. I did take a walk in town. I lived in Middlebury for a while and I love it there. I'll share the town pictures another time.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
This was shared with me by the Venice (FL) Interfaith Community Association.
Everyone PLEASE be careful because people are going crazy from being locked down at home!
I was just talking about this with the microwave and the toaster while drinking my coffee, and we all agreed that things are getting bad.
I didn't mention any of this to the washing machine, because she puts a different spin on EVERYTHING!!
Certainly, I couldn't share with the fridge, because he's been acting cold and distant!
In the end, the iron straightened me out! She said the situation isn't all that pressing and all the wrinkles will soon get ironed out!
The vacuum, however, was very unsympathetic - told me to just suck it up buttercup!
But the fan was VERY optimistic and gave me hope that it will all blow over soon!
The toilet looked a bit flushed but didn't say anything when I asked its opinion.
But the front door said I was becoming unhinged and the doorknob told me to get a grip!!
You can just about guess what the curtains told me: they told me to "pull myself together!"
We will survive!!
Saturday, September 19, 2020
I have a walking buddy. We are a good match because we like to keep up a brisk pace and we like to do a good distance, usually about five miles. We have a couple of routes we routinely follow.
Now Donna is younger and is still working so we have to work around her schedule. That means we are walking later sometimes. We had planned to walk at 3 p.m. on Friday but then she was asked to stay late as someone had called in sick so we didn't set out until after 6.
We were taking a route near her house that we like but a great deal of it is dirt road through the woods. It was dark by 7:15. We had a flashlight and phones. We started to hear coyotes howling and Donna remembered hearing that people have been seeing bears around town. She has a dread fear of bears, even more than any reasonable person might have. She started walking faster and faster. I had to run to keep up with her for the whole middle third of the "walk."
The last hundred or so yards takes us along a paved and traveled road with no sidewalk or much space along the lines of shoulder. She said, "I don't know if I am more afraid of being eaten by bears or of being hit by a car."
No contest, Donna. The way you were booking it while you were thinking bears tells me you are much more afraid of being eaten than run over.
We have walked together for many years now. We always get caught with a walk in the dark once a year near the time of the autumnal equinox.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Rabbits and chipmunks -- little point in trying to grow a few vegetables for myself but we all need to eat
My heart is heavy for all those who cannot believe the science of climate change.