“Longevity-and sanity. Eccentric old ladies on Harleys I can deal with.”

 

Today is sunny but freezing. Enough said!

Yesterday was a medal worthy day, a gold achievement medal on a tricolored ribbon. I did all four errands including the dump which was as deserted as I’ve ever seen it. Two workers were there and two cars counting mine. Both guys emptied my trunk for me, one at the paper recycle bin and the other at trash. At our next stop, Gracie, in her lovely Pendleton coat, came with me into Agway. Few people were there. Next we hit the grocery store for cream and coffee, my life’s blood, then I drove to Dennisport and Buckies for my favorite sandwich and a whoopie pie. Alas and alack there were no whoopies, but I did buy a day old cupcake with a mountain of frosting. Luckily my disappointment was salved by that chocolate cupcake.

The mayor of Boston has tried to put the kibosh on the newest trend: diving from windows into the snow. The divers are even wearing bathing suits.

Okay, I don’t often get political here, but I think in this instance I’m safe. Jeb Bush’s speech moved from politics to stand-up. He blasted the President for his, “approach to Iraq…excuse me, Iran.” He went on to say ISIS has a military strength of 200,000 fighters when CIA estimates say they’ve got between 20,000 and 31,500. Reporters were later told by e-mail Mr. Bush misspoke. He should have practiced saying Boko Haram as his version came out as “bow-coo haram.”

In high school I used to be required to carry a green school bag, the one with water-repellent rubber inside. It was the same color as military bags are now. Guys would carry their bags behind their backs by the straps while girls seemed to carry theirs in front as if they were carrying books. I don’t think they sell those bags any more which is a good thing. I felt silly carrying mine and it was so heavy my body developed a permanent tilt.

I carry a messenger bag in the summer and a leather backpack in the winter. I have never been one to carry a purse or handbag. Neither one fits my personality. I do remember the old ladies of my youth all wearing pretty much the same sort of wardrobe: clunky heeled tie shoes, support hose, flowered dresses, hats and huge handbags hanging off their arms.

I do have a flowered dress-it is my summer dress. As for the rest, not yet, not ever I hope.

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6 Comments on ““Longevity-and sanity. Eccentric old ladies on Harleys I can deal with.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    So he’s as bright and smart as his brother 🙂 🙂 🙂 Another Bush, how many are there? I can only hope he never comes close to the White House!

    I too got political today on a totally different topic, So I guess I’ll get few comments 🙂 I usually do when I get poilitical 🙂

    Diving from windows in to the snow 🙂 🙂 I don’t think I would have done that even when I was younger and slightly more brave 🙂

    I had to check what whoopies are and find something that look like macaroons but made with chocolate, is that right? I do like chocolate but not so much in cakes and ice cream, so I would most likely have preferred some macaroons, made with coconut with or without chocolat dipped bottom.

    Warm and rainy start here which turned to warm and snowy afternoon, the snow melted as soon as it hit the ground. Temperatures will mostly stay way above 32 the coming ten days (some colder nights though) and I can’t even pretend to be sad about not having any winter 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I can’t believe the American people would vote for yet another Bush.

      The worst is bot they are wearing bathing suits but that they could hit their heads on what they can’t see.

      They are chocolate in the same shape as a macaroon only larger and filled with the most delicious whipped cream-like middle. They are a family favorite.

      WE will get as high as 44˚ on Sunday and it will rain. The next day will be back to freezing again so ice will be a danger.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Birgit Says:

    Snow jumping looks like fun though it’s certainly not a good idea.
    I was impressed by your president’s recent speech concerning the ISIS movement. Quite nuanced and especially not the dangerous “We just bombard them and don’t care about the aftermath if we can’t make money out of it” that some conservatives seem to prefer.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      Even in my wildest days I wouldn’t have tried that.

      The problem is, of course, that the republicans want bombs and aggression. They are calling the President weak. They do not realize how excellent a President he has been.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    If I knew for sure there was nothing under the snow that could stab me, I would have jumped. There aren’t any windows in my house that overlook safe spaces so I’m safe from temptation. 🙂

    My grandmother dressed like those typical older ladies. I don’t see myself as my grandmother so I don’t. Jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, sneakers or sandals. I haven’t carried a purse for years ever since I stopped to wonder how it was that I managed without one for the first 15 years of my life. I use a small wristlet and everything I need is in it. I like not having to find a place to stow it at a restaurant or wherever. If I’m carrying my Kindle and knitting, then I will upscale to a messenger bag.

    My errands got done yesterday, too. Now I can enjoy the upcoming weekend weather event. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      It is the idea of being freezing cold which stops me from leaping. Were I dress in multiple layers, maybe.

      I have my rescue inhaler, checkbook, appointment book, small, phone, hand spray cream and I forget what else always with me. A small wristlet just wouldn’t do especially for the inhaler.

      My errands got done in the last two days but I do have to go and have blood drawn Monday.

      Today I have to hunt down some appies to make for the Oscar party.

      Have a great Saturday!


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