“I may just be on the outskirts of being okay.”

Neither of my two newspapers had the results of the game last night so it’s a good thing I stayed up until the end. This game 7 of the World Series had everything: a come from behind team who tied the game, a rain delay and extra innings. It was exciting. I was happy for the Cubs. They reminded me of the Red Sox who had gone so long before winning a series. They also had former Sox players and Theo Epstein who guided this, his second, team to a spectacular win.

I slept late this morning, a mirror under the nose late. It was eleven before Gracie and I woke up, but it didn’t matter. My routine stayed the same. I put the coffee on, went to get the papers and yesterday’s mail, came back inside, greeted Maddie and gave her morning treats, filled Gracie’s dry food dish, changed the dog’s water, put bread in the toaster, got coffee and my toast then sat down to read the papers. By this time it was closer to 12 than 11.

Gracie and I are going out today. I have a few errands I can do and a few places where I can shop. I am in the mood. It’s been a while since I last shopped just for the sake of shopping.

I’m finding myself talking out-loud more and more. Usually I start my conversations by naming Gracie or Maddie so it seems as if I am actually chatting with my pets. Maddie tends to ignore me. She even keeps her back to me. Sometimes I clap to make sure she hasn’t gone deaf overnight. So far she is just ignoring me, doing that superiority of a cat thing. Gracie is a wonderful conversationalist though she doesn’t say a word. She looks into my eyes the whole time I’m talking. She cocks her head every now and then which makes me think she might have a question. I don’t usually explain. I end most conversations with Gracie by patting her, a thank you for listening. Maddie just walks away.


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17 Comments on ““I may just be on the outskirts of being okay.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I do the same with my animals 🙂 The only change now days is that someone is talking back to me, Albin is never quiet 🙂 Last week the beekeeper came around some trees while I was talking very loud 🙂 🙂 I do hope I didn’t sound too crazy 🙂

    I went to work again today and on my way there the snow fell, zillions of tiny flakes that melted as soon as they hit the roads. They predict more for tomorrow. I’ll do my chore tomorrow because my car need new brake pads, the grocery shopping happened today instead.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      My favorite story about talking to my pets took place a long time ago, back to Shauna days. I got home and said out-loud, “Hi, how was your day?” A voice answered, “Fine. How did you know I was here?” It was my brother. I didn’t tell him I was talking to the dog and the cats.

      We are getting rain tonight and tomorrow. The day is perfectly dreary.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Birgit Says:

    This baseball event even made it into our main news. I don’t understand baseball and to be honest I don’t even try but at least this news report didn’t contain the words Trump or Emails 😉
    And now for something completely different:

    15 songs of Dylan’s new CD set of 1966 live recordings are on NPR First Listen:
    I haven’t listened to all of these songs yet but so far the sound quality is disappointing. Nice to hear, no need to buy.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit – excellent link, thank you. I have it on “preorder” so I can see if I should change my mind. There are some audience recordings in the box, so I am sure the sound is very mixed.

      The Baseball gave had a 25 rating nationwide which means that approximately 40 million people tuned in to see a marvelous conclusion to the World Series…..Baseball is dead ? Not even close

      • Birgit Says:

        The acoustic Dylan recordings seem to be better than the electric ones to which I’ve listened first because they were on top of the npr list some hours ago. They switched it now. I’ve just looked up the price here. 120€. Nope. Dear library, please buy…
        Hedley, please tell us what you think when you have listened.

      • katry Says:

        My Dear Hedley,
        That was a great game. I stayed up to the end then watched the festivities. Good for the Cubbies!!

    • katry Says:

      Baseball was the first sport I loved. I always think it is because the basic rules are so easy. There are strategies to the game which I did learn over time. It was a great game!

      I didn’t listen yet, but I figure My Dear Hedley does need to review this for us.

      Thanks for the link.

  3. im6 Says:

    I’ve seen stories like this on Facebook and found this one through Google. If you haven’t seen these types of things, perhaps you might find it interesting about why dogs tilt their heads when you’re talking to them… http://mentalfloss.com/article/70205/what-makes-dogs-tilt-their-heads

    • katry Says:

      Now I know that Gracie is especially empathetic. She listens so well and knows my moods perfectly. Her head tilts seem to be at just the right time.

      I knew all along that Gracie is a special dog!

  4. Bob Says:

    I also stayed up to the very end and enjoyed the game and the ending. Theo Epstein has now slayed the two remaining curses in baseball. The curse of the bambino with Boston in 2004 and the Billy Goat curse in Chicago.

    Ops, I forgot the one here in Texas. The Rangers were the Washington Senators who left DC for Arlington in 1972. Cal Griffith moved the old Senators to Minnesota in 1960 and he left the records for the new expansion franchise which became the Texas Ramgers. Cal knew about curses in baseball and when he moved his DC franchise to Minnesota the league considered them as an expansion team. Fans in DC knew the old adage, “Washington, first in war, first in peace and last in the American League”. 🙂 The Rangers appeared in two World Series and lost them both, one to the Giants and one to the Cardinals.

    It rained here last night and it’s supposed to get cooler like 75 degrees for the high temperature.

    • katry Says:

      That was a great game. I’m glad I watched until the end. You’re right about Theo. He has slain especially long-lived dragons.

      I always thought calling Washington the Senators was an inspired name as is the Texas Rangers. I didn’t know about that adage. Too bad it moved with them.

      It is supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow. Today, though, it was quite warm.

  5. Jay Bird Says:

    Went to the most wonderful “dog park” today. Quiet Waters county park in Annapolis. Lovely day, huge place. many dogs, They are so unique, but with so much in common (sniffing butts, etc.) Very social animals. My daughter and I enjoyed about a hour of dog watching..

    • katry Says:

      I love dogs and can’t imagine my life without one.

      Gracie likes only one other dog, her friend Cody from down the street. Cody breaks out of his yard and comes here then barks at the door to be let in so he can go out the dog door into the backyard.He and Gracie have a wonderful time together.

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