Monday, February 23, 2015
Walking The Dog
That's about the only reason G and I have for going outside these February days. How many storms in the past few weeks? Coming two or three in a week. No melting. The snow is piled up so high that Riley is way up over our heads as he climbs to the top and then swims (walks) across the top. The roadways are getting more and more narrow and G and I have to tuck ourselves into the slush so cars can pass safely. It gets tricky if on coming traffic has bald tires. I though my ticket would be punched as a newspaper delivery guy lost control of the car and--luckily for me---plowed into a snow bank and not my knees.
The restaurant G used to manage is being closed and he has been invited to join the Breakfast Club in their last meeting there tomorrow morning. He should go. The Breakfast Club will be happy to see him one more time.
Riley has a vet appointment tomorrow morning regarding his lymph gland. Aspiration. To see what it's all about. So, it would be good for G to have somewhere happy to go while that is happening.
My daughter is enjoying her new job. Not the drive to work, this winter. But her co-workers are very nice and she has her own office. I am very thankful she is happy.
My son is enjoying his new job (it's been almost a year now) and he has just moved into an new apartment. NEW. After living in a1950's rental with no updates for too many years. He did a very brave thing (well, moving was pretty off the charts as well) by deleting a large pile of "things he no longer needed" before moving. He took only what he loved or needed with him to the new place. A fresh start. He sends us pictures of his new home. I am very thankful he is happy.
Our neighbor across the street is moving. And I wish she was getting rid of the things that no longer matter. Instead of getting rid of things she is packing up the past (her failed marriage) and trying to take it with her into the future.
She wonders why we stay here. In ice cold Maine. But as I told her, it's only 2.5 months. And then it's almost May when Maine is absolute perfection. And, it's home.