“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

The snow is falling quietly and gently. It is covering the branches and the lawns but not the roads. The snow is wet and thick. Two inches are predicted. I want to scream!

Easter was wonderful. Our table was right by the windows overlooking the ocean. The waves were white capped from the wind. The tide was going out. The beach was littered with seaweed. The few gulls flew in circles or walked on the sand. It is still a winter beach.

My dinner was delicious, a thick grilled pork chop with cheesy mashed potatoes and green beans all surrounded by a scrumptious gravy. I couldn’t eat all the meat so Henry has a treat coming. For dessert I had small hot cinnamon donuts, like munchkins, served with dipping chocolate. They were a perfect ending to a wonderful meal.

Going back to school after a few days off was always difficult. It was as if all my energy had disappeared. My classmates too were quiet. Only the nun’s voice and the rustle of papers could be heard. During recess we huddled in circles and talked. The time passed slowly. When the bell rang, we just gathered our stuff, put it into our schoolbags then went to the cloakroom for our coats. The walk home was slow and quiet.

Today I feel almost the same as I did way back then. I have little energy and no ambition. I think it is the snow. It is blanketing the ground and muting sounds. I want to lie on the couch covered by my down comforter with my trusty dog beside me while I’m reading a book so good I can’t put it down, except for my nap.

The heat is blasting and keeping all of us warm. The cat is on her sweatshirt on the table. Henry is on the couch beside me gnawing on his new toy. They have been fed and Henry has been out. I keep patting the two of them. They are good company.

Life may be slow right now, but I’m enjoying the ride.

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10 Comments on ““It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    Here is Detroit the air is just plain cold. We had a few flurries yesterday before the early Mass, and otherwise it feels like November. All extremely tedious,

    I am still expecting a report of Henry going Alpha and giving the cat a good chasing for a while

    When are you going to introduce Henry to the pleasures of a run to the dump ?

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      We did go to the dump on Saturday, but it wasn’t a success. Henry pooped in the car. Luckily it was on the seat cover, and it was just a regular old BM so I just collected the cover and tossed it. The poor boy couldn’t wait. He cowered a bit when I went to check him but perked up after I patted him. I think was waiting for a reprimand.

      Henry is respecting Maddie’s age, and she pretty much ignores him. I would not allow my 18 1/2 year old cat to be bothered so I’m glad Henry just looks.

      The snow has just stopped.

  2. Bob Says:

    Snow in April just gives the global warming deniers more fodder for not believing in real science. Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma brought a snow ball into the Senate chamber a couple of winters ago while announcing that global warming was a hoax. We had fake science before we had fake news.:-) Or, maybe alternative science. 🙁

    A table overlooking the water would have steered me to sea food. Of course you are surrounded by water and eating sea food Dailey would become monotonous. We ate leftovers from Friday night including chicken matzah ball soup, chopped liver and meat loaf. I had lamb chops which my wife doesn’t like.

    Returning to work on Monday always starts out slowly as I recuperate from the weekend while Friday afternoons rarely produce any new work as I wind down to Saturday. Some companies have gone to a four day 10 hour per day week.

    Last night we cooled down below 60 when a cold front came through and the AC switched off. My spouse likes to keep the temperature in the condo below 70 which made her unhappy so she turned the bedroom fan on full RPM. Today is cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms and a high of 56. Tomorrow we have a slight risk of severe thunderstorms as another cold front comes through the area. By the weekend we should be back in the 75 degree range. Our last freeze is around April 16th and there is no more freezing temperatures forecast until late November. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I can’t even respond to your first paragraph. I just can’t take the ignorant any more. They are proud of their incorrect science and actually believe it. What is happening here?

      I had seafood for dinner on Saturday, scrumptious fried calms. I think Easter is meat. I would have had ham if they had it or lamb which also wasn’t on the menu. The pork chop I had was so juicy and tasty.

      I also wasn’t thrilled by Monday mornings. I got up at 5:15, was at work by 6:30 and seldom home before 4. It was a long day and along week.

      Ha Ha! 60˚ a cold front!! Did you bundle up? We were cold and damp all day. it is now 38˚ and tonight will get down to 31˚. So much for spring.

      • flyboybob Says:

        Are the Red Sox going to open in the snow or below freezing temperature?

        Don’t confuse me with the facts because I’ve already made up my mind. We have become two tribes in this country. My tribe worships the past and wants to retreat to a mythical time when blacks, foreigners and woman knew their place. A time when men were men and didn’t have to be politically correct. The other tribe contains those who are looking forward and being inclusive. Both tribes are very set in their ways and refuse to listen to the other side. If I don’t get my wall then you kids will have to go back where you came from. I don’t want to hear about your life because I want what I want. My information source only covers stories and agrees with my opinions. Your source must be fake because I don’t agree with it.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        It will be cold.They open at home onThursday. We only got an inch or two of snow,and it disappeared quickly. The field is clear.

        There is a third tribe which recognizes what is happening and is fighting against the reversion to another time and against exclusivity. The battle is long but is well worth the fight.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Not glad to read that you’ve got snow but …
    “Sometimes It Snows In April” sung by Erika Stucky (whose concerts I never miss when she’s around here)

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I haven’t ever heard of Erica Stucky. Now I’m quite glad for the introduction! Thanks!!!

  4. Rowen Says:

    I got a little busy there and somehow managed to missed every reference to Henry until now, even though I had read a post a few days ago. But I finally sat down to catch up, and knew right away that he was the new dog. I was confused because he was a boy and somehow sensed (who knows how?) that he wasn’t a boxer. “Is she boarding him for a friend?” So of course I hunted back until I found the appropriate post. How exciting! Have a wonderful time.

    • katry Says:

      Rowen,
      I didn’t hear from any of the boxer rescues. A local rescue run by a former student started sending me pictures of dogs being fostered. I saw Henry’s picture and fell in love. He is the first male dog I have had and the first with a tail. I have had him 9 days and wouldn’t you know it, they had a boxer in Texas where Henry came from and they would transport her if I also wanted to adopt her. I said no as it would be unfair to Henry. I said if they get one in a few months let me know. Meanwhile, Henry and I are happy with each other. He is loving and gentle.


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