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Sharing Space

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Quote of the Day:

“If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in a library?”

— Lily Tomlin

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In a previous entry Back From a Walk About I wrote about the four of us are sharing a bedroom.

The sharing in this room is that the cats share their litter from the litter box. Both cats are Maine Coons and they have tuffs of hair between the pads of their paws. The carpet, of course, has the bits and pieces of litter. The top blanket on the bed is black and the litter is obvious. The worst, remember the story of the “Princess and the Pea?” Yes, the litter finds itself into our bed. Eeuuu. That’s probably the worst of sharing in our little room. I don’t think the cats have any complaints about us other than not letting them out of the room.

Sharing a house with others is an experience as well. I need to make sure about laundry day that it doesn’t conflict with the other folks. There is the respect of food in the refrigerator. No eating or drinking of marked containers. Luckily, we don’t have to share a bathroom and this is nice.

One of the pleasant times is when everyone comes home for the day and we meet on the patio to share a libation of our choice and talk about the day. Let’s not forget about the watching of the flora and fauna of the area. Then there’s dinner, the only meal we share. I love the fact that one is the cook who creates meals on most night but when she has other plans for the evening she makes sure there are frozen meals and there are always leftovers to be reheated. There is also the sharing of the computer room. This room holds the owners own computer; then Michael and I need to share between us as we have our own computers. I tend to work during the day and Michael uses his computer in the wee hours of the morning.

All in all, we have good roommates and it is a pleasure sharing space with the people who live here too.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

“The NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Just Another Day

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Quote of the Day:

“We need a new way of thinking, a new vocabulary. We have nineteenth-century thinking, but technology is so fast. We have to change our brains. That is why I’m so for art, because art will give us a new kind of thinking.”

— Andrei Voznesensky

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The week and weekend has been a rollercoaster in weather. The beginning of the week it was hot and breezy. All windows and slider doors were open. The cats loved it for the fresh air and listening to the birds. It’s fun to listen to each cat chirp at the birds and sit up in attention with big eyes wishing to be outside. When the cats are lying still, the sun shows off the shine of their fur. It does pay off to groom them daily. Their fur is very shiny. We also had breezes which at times were disconcerting.

The worst of the week was someone in the neighborhood conducting a type of construction on their home and this was very aggravating.

Later in the week the temperature dropped and the meteorologists were predicting rain all the rest of the week. However, I never saw a drop of rain. There were overcast days, cool days and windy days. These days did not urge me to open the windows and sliders.

Today being Sunday has been sunny with some breezes. I do believe spring has arrived.

It was a visit to the doctor this week. With the medications I take, my PCP likes to see me every couple of months to make sure everything is cohabiting well. Although, I’m wondering: Dr. L increased one of my meds. I take it at night before I go to bed. So, last night I took my pills, watched a little TV and then got up and bent over to kiss Michael goodnight and the next thing I know, I’m wobbly in the legs and I’m heading for the floor, maybe the coffee table or Michael’s lap. Michael’s lap would have been the softest landing. Instead, the coffee table was the furniture that caught me. OUCH! Michael attempted to lift me up but no luck. I had to hold something and work with Michael to get me off the floor. My legs felt like spaghetti.

The funny part was I woke up later in the night/morning, I find I still had my eye glasses on.

I wake up this morning aching all over. The only area that shows bruising, is my left elbow. I still have sore areas and Michael says it may be a couple of days before the bruising will show. All I can tell you, at any age and especially if you are over 50, don’t fall down.

Tomorrow begins a new week. My expectations are reading more of my books not that five books is too many. I try to do some work in the house and then take one of my books and read pages and then find other things to do in the house. I have no appointments for the week and this pleases me to know ends.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

Lisey’s Story” by Stephen Kin

“the NEW diary” by Tristine Rainer

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Psalms

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Quote of the Day:

“When I was young, I was always amazed that out of such profound rage, one could end by writing quite calmly. One reacts rather strongly, but as a writer, one distills that down. If those responses were not strong, probably one would not be a writer.”

— V.S. Naipaul

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The sky is overcast and gray. The spring flowers are blooming and lawnmowers have been heard around the neighborhood. What’s nice is the wind has quieted down and we still have our roof. The night before, it was a strong wind. I thought we could have lost part of our roof or the sky lights.

The days are slow at the moment since I haven’t been feeling well. I’ve had a sore throat since early Sunday morning. I don’t really know if it is a sore throat or a pill that stuck to the side of my throat and stayed there to dissolve. Anyway, it’s a pain in the neck. Hehehehehe.

Well, here’s me going back to napping.

mz. em

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Currently Reading:

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Desperation” by Stephen King

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Job

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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Quote of the Day:

“Writing songs is as exhilarating as ever. I get a very satisfied feeling that I never get in any other part of my life. But most of the time you’re walking around having little temper tantrums, waiting for it.”

— Paul Simon

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I know when Ostara/Easter is coming because Peeps have appeared in the stores. Mmmmm, I love Peeps. I could overdose on Peeps for I find them so tasty. I attempt to purchase as many as I can because once the season has passed. There shall be no more until the following year.

Yesterday, the wind blew as a battle cry of an advancing army. Our windows shook and I could hear the sand as it burst against the wood of the house. This is why the boards of our house are so smooth. Today the breeze is fresh as a spring wind ought to be.

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Currently Reading:

Loving an Alcoholic” by Jack Mumey

Desperation” by Stephen King

Walking on Alligators” by Susan Shaughnessy

New American Standard Bible” – The Book of Job

Hope for Today” by Al-Anon

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