Saturday, July 10, 2021

Sunday Stealing


1. Do you ever feel completely rested and unrushed? Sunday morning usually finds me that way. I worry that when my congregation starts meeting in the church instead of on YouTube, I won't feel as unrushed.

2. If you had to wear all white for the entire day, how long before you spilled something on it? 90 seconds. The other day I somehow smeared makeup on my bra before I even got dressed.

3. What would you include inside of your emergency kit? Immodium, my migraine meds (naproxen), band-aids, kleenex, cough drops, alcohol, antibiotic ointment and hydrocortisone cream.

4. What’s more fun than a barrel full of monkeys? Two barrels full of monkeys.

5. Is it hard for you to let go of certain things, even if you have too many of them? Yes. Very hard.

6. When was the last time you were ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Did you end up letting go, or decided to fight on anyway? I'm close to throwing in the towel with the condo board. It's really fucked up. I'm trying my best to stick with it because I think I can make a difference. But I wonder if it's worth the effort.

7. What is the color of awesome? Cubbie blue! (Though these days, I must expand my definition of "awesome" to accommodate it.)

8. What is your favorite black and white movie? Laura (1944).

9. If you could describe your mood in a color today, what color would it be? Cream. Off white.

10.  If you could wish for anything and it would come true, you wish for? I would like a lot of money. Like $750,000. I could retire, and then I could help John, Henry and my oldest friend in ways that would lighten their loads.

11. What are some of the wacky things that you like to do? Depends on how you define "wacky."

12. If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose? Carrie Fisher.

13. If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? The White House, January 6, 2021. Then I'd know, once and for all, if the President of the United States was part of a plot to overthrow the nation he placed his hand on the Bible and swore to lead.

14.What is the last thing you made from scratch? Cookies

15. When we are able to travel again, where would you love to go? So many places! I have plans to go back to Key West for Christmas.


Frown turned upside down

I woke up today feeling kinda ... bleh. Joanna and I had long planned to get together today. A Francophile, she volunteered to help out at a local boutique's Bastille Day event. When it was over at about 3:00, we were going to meet for a late lunch/early dinner. Then, Wednesday she let me know she had to cancel. Self-employed, she had a project that demanded her attention and she just couldn't afford to choose volunteer work over a paying assignment. I certainly understood and would have done the same thing in her position. But I was sad nevertheless. I keep getting stymied as I try to take tentative steps back into the post-Covid world.

When I turned on my cell this morning, I saw a text from Nancy. She and her her husband were going to be in my neighborhood. They'd been cleaning out their closets and wanted to donate their used running shoes to Soles4Souls, and there's a drop-off location nearby. There's also Nancy's favorite bookseller. She asked if, she was going to be literally around the corner from me, I wanted to meet them for lunch.

YES! YES! YES! Suddenly I was smiling again.

I like Nancy. I like her husband. Their life isn't perfect, of course. 2020 saw the death of Nancy's son and she's still not over that. (May never be over that.) But they aren't as complicated as John, Henry, Kathy or my oldest friend. They're easier to talk to and laugh with.

It was good to enjoy brunch -- complete with a screwdriver -- with them. 

Joanna is going to try to make it out here next weekend, too. I feel like I'm emerging from my Covid cocoon. 

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