“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”

This morning is still and overcast, white cloud overcast. The sun may appear but in its own good time. Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy the coolness of the morning. The only sound is a dog endlessly barking. It is somewhere down the street, and the bark is unfamiliar.

My eyes are a bit better. The swelling has gone down, and I can “clearly now” from the worst eye. The strangest symptoms are the bumps still in the corners below the eyes and the red underneath both eyes. I look like some science fiction writer’s vision of the raccoon from hell. The second symptom, the itchiness, is only spotty now so that too is on the mend.

A giant branch broke off one of the pine trees in the backyard. I never heard it. It must have happened last night when I was sleeping. I was surprised to see it when I did my morning survey from the deck.

Today seems like a throw back Sunday. It is so very quiet. Even the barking dog has stopped. I am reminded of Sundays when I was a kid. We never really played outside or made much noise. All the lawn work was finished on Saturday, and there were no Sunday errands. The stores were closed. Sometimes I wish we could go back to those Sundays.

The other afternoon I watched a movie new to me: The Wasp Woman made in 1959. It was wonderfully bad. The owner of a cosmetic company is visibly aging so women aren’t buying her stay youthful products. A doctor who has been experimenting with enzymes from a wasp successfully used his formula to make Guinea pigs younger. Janice Starlin, our cosmetic queen, wants to be the first human. The doctor is reluctant but agrees. Believing the process is going too slowly, Janice, our soon to be wasp, breaks into the lab and injects herself several times with the formula. Now here’s my favorite part: the doctor realizing the formula causes test subjects to become violent goes to tell Janice but gets hit by a car and falls into a coma; of course, he’d get into an accident. Telling her would ruin the plot. Janice then keeps using the serum causing her to transform into a murderous queen wasp wearing a dress and high heels. I’m thinking a dressy queen wasp beats a fly any old-time, even a talking fly.

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19 Comments on ““Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Much the same weather here today as we had yesterday, perhaps a bit warmer and a bit more humid bot still very pleasant. We’ll have this kind of weather for at least a week they say, probably longer. The eventual thunder storm might pass by but that’s it.

    I’ve heard of that movie and seen photos from it and if I remember right she did look quite awful as a wasp queen 🙂 Too bad we so seldom see them over here.

    I’m glad You feel better even if You look a bit odd 🙂 I can only imagine how a raccoon from hell look like 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We’ll also have this weather for the week with highs around 77˚ and lows at night in the 60’s. I think that’s close to perfect.

      You would have laughed at the wasp face. That was the only part of her affected by the serum.

      I don’t have any idea and neither did my doctor as to what the heck was causing this. He guessed some sort of a food allergy.

      You too have a great day, Christer.

  2. Birgit Says:

    I’m glad your eye is better now. I know how it feels, I’ve had severe skin problems due to an allergy until I found out what caused this reaction. Sometimes I looked like a peeled pig and couldn’t open my eyes and mouth in the morning. Not funny.

    Yesterday I missed your music, so I made my own “eyes”-playlist and tried to take only KTCC-suitable songs:
    Dylan – Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
    Earl Hooker – Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry
    Tom Waits – A Sight For Sore Eyes
    Humble Pie – One Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      The eye wasn’t as bad as the itching. i went through everything I had eaten and nothing was new or changed. Who knows what I picked up somewhere. No, not funny at all.

      That’s a great playlist. I would gladly have played all of them. You should have sent it early then I would have used it today. Great guess on what I’d choose as the theme.

      • Hedley Says:

        Peter Gabriel – In your eyes
        Jackson Browne – Doctor my Eyes
        Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

        FIFA has also imposed a four month KTCC ban on Birgit for suggesting that Humble Pie song. Now we all loved little Stevie Marriott but FIFA has rejected the appeal from the Bochum Belle that she didn’t know what that meant.

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, you nailed it. The part after “One eyed” should have warned me. Considering that I’m not an old embarrassing Bavarian ex-soccer player and that even the serious BBC aired this song live in 1970 (it’s the only version I have and I like it), I will accept an one hour ban.

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I stay away from posting songs I’ve posted within the last year or two and ones which got my Blogger account erased. Van Morrison was one no no, and I played the Browne a while back.

        You don’t think the four month ban is a bit heavy handed? FIFA doesn’t have a sense of humor!

      • Hedley Says:

        FIFA was just trying to keep the PG rating for KTCC…the Bochum Belle was perhaps smitten by Frampton and felt it was ok to jump in to the fire (oblique Harry reference)….

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        I appreciate FIFA looking out for KTCC’s rating. There I was wantonly complaining about the ban when I should have been concerned. I have learned my lesson.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat
        I know you are only working with one eye, but before you announce that it is a jolly good playlist, you might want to make sure that the Bochum Belle has not thrown you a curveball.

        Thank goodness FIFA remains committed to KTCC, until Birgit’s suggestion, there general song discussion is along to the lines of “The last time I saw Richard” is better than “Suzanne”. The Bochum Belle was presenting a challenge that merited a ban

      • katry Says:

        MDH,
        The Bochum Belle may have stepped over a line with her challenge, but I think that the line has been wavering for a while. KTCC seems to surprise every now and then with an unexpected singer or unexpected song. We have gone pass the “The last time I saw Richard” is better than “Suzanne” debate.

  3. Hedley Says:

    Sometimes Detroit surprises, we headed down to the Shinola watch store on W. Canfield, a reclaimed brick building busy with folks looking a watches made in Detroit. We didn’t leave empty handed, which seems quite impressive given that these watches start at $550. With my son resplendent in his birthday-early Christmas gift we wandered across the road to the Motor City Brewing Works and washed our purchase down with a summer beer.

    The afternoon has settled and the Prince is hitting for power against his Father and Uncle.

    Sometimes we get it right on a Sunday

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I went to the Shinola watch store web site and found the perfect one for me at only $550, the least expensive of the watches. My birthday is coming up in August if you’re stuck for a gift: the Runwell white watch would be just fine as would the red one.

      You just had what would have been perfect day for my mother and me except we would have stopped for a drink at an outside table with a view of the world. She and I loved our days together just wandering.

      Yup, sometimes we get right on a Sunday!

  4. im6 Says:

    I know you wanted to post this song. Your commentary made that very clear. Why didn’t you? It’s perfect:

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I played it a few months back so I reluctantly chose not to replay it.You are right-it is the perfect song for me today looking through two eyes without a swell between them.

  5. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Glad most of the eye issues have departed.

    I’m sure I have never seen the Wasp Woman but it seems vaguely familiar. How did she hide her waspish head? Looking like a wasp must have put a damper on cosmetic sales nice clothes and shoes notwithstanding.

    I had much the same weather up here except not so much sun. It tried. Sometimes it succeeded for moment but then it went behind the clouds again. The morning dog walk was very pleasant. Very quiet, too, as one would hope for 8AM on a Sunday.

    Today was intended to be a do-nothing day but I couldn’t stand looking at my shaggy front useless piece of grass so I mowed it. Since I was in the cellar anyway, I also finished laundry. Then I washed off the lawn mower before I put it back to charge. Then I took the dogs for another walk after which we wrestled in the grass for awhile. That’s a little bit more like doing nothing. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The red is it and the itching.

      Her waspish head came and went just after she’d have a headache. She ate the people who saw her except for the last two who did her in with acid. She ran a cosmetic firm and saw this as the great new product making everyone who used it youthful.

      The sun never showed up and now it’s raining. I can feel a chill behind me from the breeze and the rain.

      I brought my laundry downstairs and here it stays, one more floor to go to the machine-probably tomorrow. I ran the dishwasher, my only accomplishment for the day. I have an excuse-I’m recuperating.

      Have a great evening!

  6. flyboybob Says:

    Glad to hear that you can now see again. You must be allergic to something that either bit or attacked you. Did you get into any poison ivy, sumac or oak in your yard? Or, did your dog get into some and bring in the oils that cause the reaction. Glad you are feeling better.

    Today the heat returned and it’s back to a normal 98 degrees under sunny skies. I did something I hadn’t done in a long time, I went to the movies alone. I couldn’t interest anyone to accompany me and I saw “Million Dollar Arm”. It was playing at the dollar movie. Now it’s a dollar and a quarter movie. I enjoyed it very much and it’s based on a real story.

    Here’s how the West can punish Putin for shooting down the Malaysian airliner. Move the next round of the World Cup somewhere else besides Russia.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I went through the couple of days before this appeared, and I only went to the pharmacy and the small grocery store and did nothing in the yard. I know there is poison ivy around as my landscaper has killed it in the past. The dog is a good possibility.

      When I lived in Ghana, I could say the same thing about the temperature being the usual 95˚ to 105˚ during the dry season. I haven’t a problem going to the movies alone. Before I got AC, I would go on the hottest days because of the AC in the theater. We don’t have a dollar movie around so I’m a bit jealous of yours even at a dollar and a quarter.

      I’d agree about moving the World Cup.


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