Autumn Sweater: Yo La Tengo

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

The Welly Boot Song: Billy Connolly

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Get on Your Boots: U2

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Man in the Long Black Coat: Bob Dylan

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: photo

“I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind. “

Posted November 30, 2021 by katry
Categories: Musings

The morning is downright cold, only 32˚. The sun is just decorative but framed by a deep blue sky. Every now and then the wind blows. The dead leaves left on the trees blow sideways. The tree branches sway in the wind. The sharp, cold sunlight slices through the branches. The dogs are loving this weather. They have been out most of the morning. Nala, the thief, took some stuff from my bedroom into the yard, a new pair of socks and a phone I bought in Ghana. I saved both of them. My sister suggested I hide everything which might attract Nala’s slippery paws, but that would mean clearing my house and leaving only heavy furniture as there is no guessing what she’ll steal next.

I have to venture out today. I need more needles for Gwen’s insulin, and tonight is uke practice. It is a bundle up day.

When I was a kid, every day was pretty much the same, but I don’t remember ever being bored. The walk to school was different in every season. My favorite time was the spring when we could put away our heavy coats for light jackets. The morning air had a sweetness about it. In the fall I’d look for the prettiest leaves and carefully put them in my school bag. They would later be enshrined forever in wax paper. I’d shuffled my feet through the leaves on the sidewalks and kick the piles. The leaves almost jumped into the air. I remember mostly yellow leaves. The winter was my least favorite season. Even bundled up, I’d feel the cold especially when the wind whipped across the field below my street. Getting ready in the morning took the longest time. I had to get into my uniform and my warm socks. Next came my ski pants and a buttoned up sweater then my winter coat. My mother helped me put the coat on as I had to hold the cuffs of my sweater so they wouldn’t slide up the sleeve. Finally came my shoes or boots, whatever the day demanded. I’d shove my mittens in my pockets, but I’d pull them out if my fingers got cold. Winter was the bulky season.

I have a winter jacket I don’t wear. If it is only cold, I wear a hoodie. If it is freezing cold, I wear my heavy sweater, a bulky sweater. You can’t ever escape the bulky season.

Gifts Are for Giving: Ian and Sylvia

Posted November 29, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth): George Harrison

Posted November 29, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Simple Gifts: Judy Collins

Posted November 29, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video

Present Tense: Pearl Jam

Posted November 29, 2021 by katry
Categories: Video


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