“I can make another list because the choice is mine. A list of what to do. So I won’t be listless ever again.”

Today is ugly with its sky full of clouds. It’s still jacket cold. Nothing tempts me to go outside, that’s Henry’s purview. I choose to stay home, warm and cozy until tonight, game night with my friends. I love our movie nights in the summer and our game nights in the winter when we play Sorry and Phase 10. For the summer, I already have a list of movies, all pretty much awful, but one, Demon with the Atomic Brain, is worst than the others and defies description.

Henry’s new collar came yesterday. I have sized it but I guessed as I haven’t yet put it on him. Henry stayed away from me for two days after I checked him for what I thought was a tick. Today I am allowed to pat and scratch his favorite spots so I’ll hold off on the collar for a couple of days. This new collar is the same color as his halter, purely happenstance, and both hang off the knot on the back door.

I haven’t yet figured out being 71, but I don’t think it’s old anymore. When I look at the obits in the Cape paper, their ages are listed beside their names. Most times we’re talking 80’s and 90’s. That gives me comfort. I have many more years left before my face and age appear. I see pictures on Facebook of my high school classmates. I always think I look younger than they do, but then again I might just be a bit biased.

My frenzied cleaning continues. Yesterday I went through the cabinets and removed all the past date jars and cans. I have figured out I need to put the new foods in the back though it is convenient to put them anywhere especially the front. I found some jars three years over their best use by dates. I figure I need to keep a list of what I have, things like soup and tomato sauce. Just what I need, another list from the consummate list maker.

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10 Comments on ““I can make another list because the choice is mine. A list of what to do. So I won’t be listless ever again.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had snow, fog, snow again, rain and now some more snow today. Thankfully Albin isn’t a winter dog so we came home pretty fast when we were out walking 🙂 🙂

    Albin stayed away from me for a couple of hours when I tried to check a cut he has on his front leg 🙂 🙂 He can’t stay away much longer since he ants food and nothing can stop him from getting his food 🙂 🙂

    It is rare to find anyone younger than 80 in the obituaries now days. I agree though, all my old friends at the same age as I do look much older than I do 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      We haven’t had snow to speak of though we had a little dusting, not even an inch.

      Henry stays away from me every time I try to do something like put on a leash or adjust his collar. I get a bit frustrated, but I don’t try to push me on him.

      That’s true about the obits. Most around here have lived long lives.

  2. Hedley Says:

    And so it will come to pass that the K.C. Chiefs and Uncle Eric will dance next Sunday with team Kraft and their Michigan Quarterback.
    Oh boy, I have natural conflict with Birgit in the Champions League and now it includes Kat and Team Odious.

    • katry Says:

      MDH,
      You mean you won’t wait until the game is over to figure out KC’s opponent. I will come up with a nickname for KC!!!

  3. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It looks like your team will live to play next week while my Cowboys will have to wait till next year. 🙁

    The collar will show up as soon as you put the new one around Henry’s neck.

    Like you I don’t know how 71 is supposed to feel. I keep getting fliers in the mail for hearing aids and senior living facilities. I don’t even open the envelopes and just put them in the trash. Those things are for old people. 🙂

    The sun made an appearance this morning but the clouds have rolled in again and the temperature dropped into upper 30s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      The Pats will have a tough team in KC to play. That game, I think, will be far different than this was. Brady was again superb today.

      When I went upstairs to get dressed, I felt something in the pocket of my pants. It was the collar. The new one came yesterday. If my friends hadn’t called me about game night I wouldn’t have taken the pants off the hook. I think I put the collar in that pocket to hide it from Henry when I was trying to put it on him.

      I also just trash the mail for old people. A free ear test has been sent several times. It quickly gets trashed. I do belong to AARP as it has a great magazine and wonderful offers.

      No sun appeared at all today, and it is really cold now that it is dark.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Neither of us are members of AARP. I can’t give in to joining and being old. They are just a cover organization for selling insurance under the guise of being a lobby group advocating for the aged. It’s the same kind of thing as AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot Organization) which I never joined. It’s another lobby group that really sells aircraft insurance. 🙁

      • katry Says:

        You can join at age 55. I held off a long time thinking it made me old, but I changed my mind with all the benefits. You get travel at a discount, cheaper movie tickets and an assortment of other for goodies. My friends urged me to join so I did.

  4. Birgit Says:

    “Demon with the Atomic Brain” sounds like a great bad movie 🙂
    Rainy and dark here, I’m thinking of hibernation.
    Have fun tonight!

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      It is a really great bad movie. I groaned several times. My friends will really love it.

      I think all this cleaning is due to the weather, and I think of it as hibernation of a sort.

      It was a fun night though I lost at the games.


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