“Quiet is here and all in me.

The weather is still perfect. The days are warm, even hot, and the nights chilly. Even upstairs, on the third floor, I need a light blanket at night. What a delight to feel chilly!

Yesterday was major errand day as I haven’t been out so I can keep an eye on Fern. Animal food was the priority then my food. I bought wonderful food: a cooked tenderloin, orzo salad, Caesar salad, barbecued shrimp, watermelon, kebobs, chicken salad, a Clark bar and honey wheat bread. I have a feast in my fridge.

Last night I was trying to find a movie to watch from On Demand. I told my remote to find science fiction movies. I went through all of them and read the information on the ones which interested me. Come to find out many of them had something in common. The destruction of the human race was a prime theme. Aliens seem hell bent on eliminating us. They want our planet or our water. Et was the last friendly alien.

Fern is doing better. This morning she woke me up by lying on my hip and purring in my ear. She waited around until I’d patted her several times. I have given her only one medication so far, three more to go. She caught on to the pill pockets so I have to be inventive. She can jump on my bed and on the couch where she is sleeping right beside Gracie.

My neighborhood is quiet except for the birds. It is as if only I exist here in my house. I haven’t even heard a car. It is a sense of aloneness. Out my window I can see the sun through the branches, the birds at the feeder and the leaves slightly blowing. The view is almost magical in its perfection.

I have the urge to cook. I keep saving recipes from magazines and newspapers. Usually I cook a dish for the first time and invite friends. I just hope for the best. I’m thinking I might do an international dinner. On the menu will be kelewele. I am so looking forward to Ghana when I can eat it every day.

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31 Comments on ““Quiet is here and all in me.”

  1. Richard Says:

    No relief in sight here from The Oppressive Warmness. I’d love to feel chilly without the need of assistance from the AC unit.

    Nothing on my ‘to-do’ list for the next few days – well, there’s cooking, but that’s something I enjoy, so it’s not a problem. The problem is deciding how to fix the pork loin that’s defrosted. Should I cut pockets in it to be stuffed with green onion, garlic, and jalapeño before having my Magical Double-Secret Dry Rub applied … ? Should I cube it and then bread it with Shrimp Fri before doing a Wok Stir-Fri? Should I make ‘pork steaks’ that are browned quickly on both sides and then finished slowly … ? So many decisions, and I like each of ‘em … oh – wait! I have a fresh pineapple to cut up …

    The Science Channel had all kinds of Alien Destruction stuff on last night. It was like an ‘End Of Days’ marathon presented in the guise of ‘It Could Happen Tomorrow!’ … kind of a ‘Let’s see how we can scare the crap out of ‘em again!’ evening … only thing missing was the threat of Algore’s mythical yet somehow fraudulent ‘Global Warming’ …

    Glad to hear Fern’s doing better. I know that makes you a happy Mommy Kat. Can y’ stuff the pill pockets into one of the ‘treats’ she likes? Deception is so hard to pull off with animals …

    There are noises emanating from the pool area, so I can safely guess the Children of the Corn are in the water now … that’ll go on ’til 2000 hrs when they close it up – or is it down?

    For a bit o’ the old Lighthearted Fluffery ’n Stuff, what better to accomplish that end than the Old Reliable, Monty Python … ? Today’s Entertainment Segment presents a Classic Python Moment in the form of their ‘Lumberjack’ skit … it’s ever so good, even if it’s not what’s considered ‘politically correct’ by the lights of the Dismal Few … it’s funny, and that’s all that matters … and now, to begin …

    • katry Says:

      Sorry for your oppressive heat. I am lucky there is a breeze still coming from the north. This room in the back of the house is still cool.

      I think all your pork ideas are perfect. I’m leaning toward the pork steaks. Throw them on the barbecue. I love pork on the grille. I keep some in the freezer for when friends come to dinner.

      I remember Arthur C. Clarke said., ““Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” That seems to set the stage for an alien invasion or not.

      Her treats are small and hard which would make sticking too difficult. I do have some food she likes and I might be able to hide them in with the chicken. I am hoping to get them in liquid form if the place calls me.

      I have nine kids ten and under on the street. I have no idea where they have been as it is so quiet. I am happy for the quiet.

      I used to watch Monty Python every afternoon on the PBS channel. They always make me laugh!

  2. im6 Says:

    When I saw your musical theme today, it prompted me to search “lonely” on my hard drive/external hard drive. Over 600 results (don’t worry, there were many duplicates) and, as it turns out, it appears my two favorite “lonely” songs are both instrumentals. People of a certain age will remember this first one was a huge hit in 1962. It marked the beginning of this trumpeter’s career and the start of A&M Records. ¡Olé!

    • katry Says:

      I totally remember this song. I learned that I like instrumentals almost the same as songs with words.

  3. im6 Says:

    Darn. I mixed up my links! Here’s the right song for the above comment. (The Nitzsche song is still a good one, though.)

  4. Birgit Says:

    Food goes with soccer today, we’ve had tea-time with Wales – N. Ireland and later we’ll have fish, eggplant, ajvar and fries with Croatia – Portugal.

    • katry Says:

      I had to look up ajar. It sounds wonderful.

      Our game watching food tends to be a bit different. We usually have appetizers and maybe burgers on the grille in the summer. I’m thinking chips and dip, nachos and cheese and crackers for starters.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit – hope you had lots of extra beer for the Croatia – Portugal game. One of the worst ever. Hoping for much better from your lot tomorrow.

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley, boring 115 minutes, even beer didn’t help to enjoy this!
        I hope it’s more exciting tomorrow, unfortunately I will probably miss the first half.
        Though I will miss Iceland your team has to win on Monday because it’s my birthday 🙂

      • Hedley Says:

        Ooohhhh…Birgit’s Birthday…is there anything bigger ?

        Cake, gifts, friends, gifts (I know I said gifts twice but I like gifts)

      • katry Says:

        Birthdays are the best days of all. You don’t have to share the day. It’s yours for cake with candles and presents.

        MDH, I agree with you about presents!

      • Birgit Says:

        Hedley and Kat,
        who doesn’t like gifts 😉 No big party planned.

      • katry Says:

        Just enjoy the day, party or no party!!

  5. Bob Says:

    Between Trump and the UK leaving the EU, why would the aliens want to spare us? I remember the Twilight Zone episode where the aliens came to Earth to ‘Serve Man’. At the end it turned out to be the title of an alien cookbook. 🙂

    Glad to hear that the cat has regained a new life, or at least a new leash on the old life. All of my dogs went down hill fast after getting sick.

    Here the summer moves along with typical 90 + degree heat and sunshine. There’s a chance of rain on Monday night with the approach of a cold front.

    Unfortunately, the banged up Rangers lost to your Red Sox last night. The City of Arlington, where the Rangers play, is going to vote on spending billions of tax dollars to build a new retractable dome ballpark to replace the current outdoor retro-looking version built in 1992. Arlington is the only major league city without any public transportation. Of course under the deal they made with the Cowboys and now proposed with the Rangers the teams get to keep most of the parking revenue. Who needs transit? The owners of the teams get everything and the citizens get the shaft 🙂 We ain’t got no Global warming. 🙁

    In 1992 when they built the current ballpark there were promises of development around the stadium to support the tax breaks. The development never came and the ball park is sourounded by parking lots. This deal was put together by the Rangers former managing partner George W. Shurb. The same idiot who invaded Iraq in response to 9/11. What’s the difference between a Saddam and an Osama? Let’s take them all out. 🙁

    The city of Miami did a similar deal with the Marlins which yielded a beautiful retractable dome stadium that draws an average of 10,000 people a game instead of the 9,000 they drew in their old outdoor facility. Unfortunately, for the city of Miami the neighborhood sourounding the new park has seen no new development or urban renewal. The rich owner gets the money and the taxpayers don’t even get kissed.

    • katry Says:

      I so remember that Twilight Zone. I remember the guy who found out about Serving Man trying to tell everyone else.

      The vet said it is difficult to know what cats might do. He sad they do sometimes have nine lives.

      90˚ might arrive some day in August, maybe not.

      The Red Sox parking areas are privately owned lots near Fenway. Most people take the subwayThe station is only a couple of blocks from the field. We drive up from the cape so usually end up paying for parking.

      The Sox revamped Fenway with private money. The city’s only investment is allowing the Sox use Yawkey Way for no money. You can get in on game days with a ticket. There are restaurants, bands, a guy on stilts and a few bars. It is where NESN broadcast.

      Bob Kraft is looking to buy land for a soccer stadium in Boston for his team The Revolution. People are fighting him. He isn’t asking for money just wants to buy the land. The seaport district is the fastest growing area in the city.

      • Bob Says:

        The citizens of Boston are smart. All the other owners have their stadiums built with taxpayer money and basically are tenants at very low rents . The big lie is that the stadium will encourage development which is the fourth of the three big lies which begin the check is in the mail. 🙂

        The owners of the Red Sox and the Cubs can’t just move their teams to the suburbs to own the parking rights because their ball parks are sacred baseball Cathedrals. I saw a game at Fenway in 1994 when I was accepting a flight simulator that was being built in Salem New Hampshire just up the Interstate from Boston. Fenway Park was an experience I won’t ever forget. One of these years I want to see a game at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, my spouse is from Chicago and hates the Cubs because her father was a White Sox fan. I grew up as a Brooklyn Dodger fan and hate the Yankees. I later switched to the Mets and now just watch the Rangers with some interest since the Dodgers have been in LA for almost 60 years.

        The poor NFL fans in St. Louis are losing there second NFL football team to LA because they couldn’t make a stadium deal with the city of St. Louis that the owners liked. In the end it’s all about the money. For example one of our clients was Jerry Jones pilot. He told us that Jerry is into all kind of businesses. When the Cowboys needed an MRI machine he started a company that does medical imaging in the DFW area called Blue Star imaging. After all the Cowboys only need MRI six months a year and why give the business to another company.

      • katry Says:

        Patriot Place which the Crafts build is amazing. It has stores and restaurants as well as the stadium.

        The owners of the Sox knew the park needed upgrades, and they wanted to keep the integrity of the old park. They build the seats on the green monster which Sports Illustrated called the best seats in baseball. They built an area behind right field with tables, a bar and grill. They upped the seating capacity. The problem is the Sox have the priciest seats in baseball.

        I figure you can like both Chicago teams as they are in different leagues. I am a Cubs fan and wish they’d someday make the series.

        The Pats one time threatened to move to Connecticut if they couldn’t get state money; instead the Krafts decided to go it alone. They are making big money.

  6. olof1 Says:

    Hot, high humidity, no wind and thunder is on its way, it’ll pass sometime tonight on its way north. Yesterday will be a bit chilly they say but I don’t mind, I think that will help me feel better on Monday when it is back to work again.I’m so tired of this cold now that I don’t even mind going back to work 🙂

    Thankfully I’ve only had to de worm my cats and it has been surprisingly easy, I know it wouldn’t be if I had to give medicine on a regular basis 🙂

    Our nights will stay warm for a while I’m afraid, Scandinavian warm that is, around 59F. I do miss my chilly mornings when I know the flies won’t annoy me 🙂

    I’ve just watched Grimm, only a few more episodes until this season is over. It just gets better and better and I’ve read the last episode is a two hour one? 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I hate humidity. It is debilitating. We desperately need rain. Tomorrow will be the hottest day.

      Because my cats don’t go out, they don’t get things like worms. They pass away from things like heart disease.

      You seem to have more than your share of flies. We have them in the woody areas in the late spring and the northern New England states have fly season.

      I agree it just keeps getting better and better. There are usually a few surprises. You’ll find out!!

      Have a great Sunday!

  7. Coleen Says:

    Hey, I am just happy that Fern is still among us!



    • katry Says:

      Thanks, Coleen. It is still tough going. It’s difficult getting her pills inside. but I know she is eating and drinking.

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