April 4th, 2021

A Day Off

The Mariners aren't playing today and so I'm not either. I got dressed in sweats without taking a shower. I'm not going anywhere and will likely sit here on the couch and play with yarn all day and so, tomorrow have a sore back and lordknowswhatallelse [foreshadowing - complaints and whining to follow in 24 hours]

Isolation is on the way. The Tree That I hate is only a few weeks from cutting me off from my neighbors. I'm saying a tortured goodbye to them now. It's an apartment building with a lot of turnover so some will be gone when I get a glimpse again next Fall.

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I swapped out the winter comforter for the Spring/Summer/Fall one two nights ago and yesterday, except when I went outside, I wore no shoes or socks. I have had the slider to the outside open for parts of yesterday and even already this morning. The good times are coming to an end... Soon it will be time to drag out the air conditioner.

Robby the vacuum is feeling much better. He has a new map and I figured out how to clean one room at a time, if I want which is lovely. He did the living room this morning with no problems. Whew.

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Also the treadmill has not had a dead stop in days so I truly hope that its issues are history.

Birthday Answers

(For my birthday, I asked for Ask Me Anything Questions. I got so many wonderful ones. I'm answering them in entries from here until I get to the end. If you think of something you want to ask, just leave a comment or a note. Deadline is totally not a thing.)

Tanya MacDonald asks:


1. What moment in the last year brought you the most joy?

I guess I’d have to say that first vaccination! And, the second. But the first one really did seem like such a miraculous blessing.

But, I gotta say that last year, and all years, I am lucky enough to suffer from many moments of joy. One of the silliest ones is coming out of the bathroom after a shower and getting dressed and ready to make up the bed and start my day only to discover that I'd already made the bed. Sometimes looking at the colors of my walls just makes me smile. Biggie, when he's not biting me, or shredding toilet paper or knocking over the 579th thing for day, brings me many moments of joy.

I'm very lucky to have them all and more BUT also very lucky to have learned early on how important it is to realize and wallow in those moments when they happen.