“My life is better with every year of living it.”

This morning I was up and out early to have some lab work done. On the way, I had to stop to let a turkey hen lead her brood of five across the road to the other side. The five were walking all in a row and moved quickly to stay behind their mother. After the lab, I went to Dunkin’ Donuts as I hadn’t yet had my coffee. The ride through had fifteen cars in line so I parked out front and walked inside. I was second in line and got my coffee quickly. I also treated myself to a croissant lemon donut. It was my prize for remembering to get the lab work done.

Today is quite hot but dry. The doors and windows are still open. My neighborhood was noisy earlier. I could hear a radio blasting from the house next door, and I could hear voices from the rental. I shut the door, started to read the papers and fell asleep for about an hour, a weird time for me to be napping. I must have inspired the animals as all three are in the den here with me, and all three are asleep. Gracie is lightly snoring.

Only two weekends left until Labor Day weekend. The summer is speeding away. This has probably been my quietest summer in a long while. We didn’t see a movie on the deck though I am determined to have three, one on each remaining weekend. I have spent most of August behind closed doors and windows with the AC at full blast.

Tonight is another birthday celebration at my friends’ house down the street. They are the balloon friends. We’ll play a few games, drink a little and have dinner. I’ll open another present. Nothing is better than celebrating a birthday over and over.

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8 Comments on ““My life is better with every year of living it.””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    Celebrating your own birthday is required. If you stop celebrating them then you are dead and buried. 🙂 Everyday I get up on this side of the grass is a good day. I’m sure once I’m no longer on this side it will still be a good day for someone.

    The summer has gone very quickly and Labor Day is just around the corner. Most of the kids, including my 19 year old son, are returning to school on Monday. Luckily I only have to traverse two school zones going to work.

    Here it is the middle of August and it’s 84 degrees at two in the afternoon. It’s been cloudy all day with a chance of rain again. I’m sure we will be paying for this cool weather in September. Sometimes we get triple digit days until the beginning of October.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I love my birthdays. My friends make them the best, memorable. I know how old I am, but I don’t feel or think old.

      Around here they go the Tuesday after Labor Day. That can be too late as all the snow days last winter forced the end of school to June 30th, the latest in memory.

      I don’t even remember rain. The whole state is in a drought with some parts in extreme drought. They are going to ship in tankers of water to some communities whose drinking water sources are almost dry. No rain in the forecast either.

      • Bob Says:

        The school calendar is one of my pet peeves. Here we have spent millions of dollars air conditioning the schools but they sit empty half of the year including all summer. For us to compete in a global economy we should have year round school. Let families take their vacation when ever they like and the kid will make up the work during the 180 days of instruction they are not getting now. Unfortunately, there are economic forces against better education. When most school districts started the year the first week in August and gave the kids a Fall break, the State Legislature passed the “Six Flags” law. This law prohibited districts from starting the school year until the third week in August. I realize that teachers are opposed to a year round calendar for obvious reasons.

        This year we have a surplus of rain. Maybe we should be doing what the Israelis are doing, building desalination plants.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        Schools here are not air conditioned. Sitting in school during the hot summer would be counter productive. Kids would be too hot to listen.

        Schools can choose to start before labor day or after. Kids here on the cape are working through Labor Day and businesses complain about not having the help once schools start.

        My nephew’s son is finishing his third week of school, but he gets a vacation in October.

        I’d have no problem with year round schools.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Summer obviously ends, it was already dark outside at 9 pm and I even skipped open air music for free this evening. Maybe Polish vocal music tomorrow, music on a sunny afternoon is more appealing.
    Have a great evening!

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      The TV is filled with ads touting back to school clothes and supplies. I used to hate seeing those.

      I have noticed the early darkness and I lamented!

  3. olof1 Says:

    I hope You had a fun evening 🙂

    We had quite a nice day yesterday and today is just as good. Started with thick fog this morning, then sunshine and now it’s a bit cloudy but warm enough, just beneath 68F and a weak wind is blowing. It is very quiet here though, the only sound besides a few chirping birds is my neighbor working on his cottage.

    I do fight confused wasps though, the queen has left their nest and now they don’t know what to do more than trying to sting us and then die on my sindow sill.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It was a wonderful evening!

      The mornings and nights are the best part of the day. The middles are just too hot. I have all the windows open to the fresh air. Gracie likes going in and out by her dog door.

      I have to go and buy dog food today so I do have one errand. That’s it for the day.

      Have a great day!


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