“Never own more than you can carry in both hands at a dead run.”

The thunder was so loud it woke up Henry and me. We fell back to sleep then the wind woke us. I hate to use the old chestnut, but that wind really did sound like a freight train roaring. That was even scarier than the blasts of thunder. The rain smashed against the windows and added to the roar.

Everything is wet, but the rain has stopped. It is a damp, dark day. It is warm at 55˚. I have to go out and do a couple of errands. I need to go to the library, the post office and the grocery store for a few items.

When I was a kid, my mother grocery shopped on Fridays. She had no license so my father had to drive her. He never went inside the store but waited for her outside in the car. We loved Friday nights and Saturdays. The larder was filled, and there were cookies like Oreos and chocolate chip, and there were wonderful hands off foods like Hostess cupcakes meant for lunches the following week. Hot dogs, brown bread and baked beans were in the bags, our usual Saturday fare. There was always a roast.

Today’s end of the world film is about a meteor shower concentrated on a small Colorado mountain town. The first meteors knock out the electricity, the main road off the mountain and downtown stores. The giant meteor will destroy the town and all its people unless it breaks apart in the atmosphere which it does. The town is saved. The mayor’s house is number 11567. I wondered why.

Okay, I have chosen my next film to watch, Happy Beaster Day. The description of the film says it is about a giant, bloodthirsty rabbit killing the locals in a town. When the mayor refuses to act, survival lies in the hands of two unlikely heroes. Okay, first scene is of a woman who sees the giant rabbit. She runs to the road, turns and screams at the rabbit while waving her arms in the air. A car hits her. The rabbit attacks. The woman’s eye flies through the air and lands in the pitcher of ice tea from which her husband drinks. The eye hangs from his mouth. This movie may even be too much for me!

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15 Comments on ““Never own more than you can carry in both hands at a dead run.””

  1. hedley Says:

    Tomorrow, Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien would have turned 80 years old

    It is an accepted fact that Dusty Springfield was the greatest female singer of all time. Much to my delight BBC Radio 2 has started a 3 part series of the life and times of Dusty told in her own voice as well as music.

    Here is the link to the page, and you will see that “Island of dreams” is available


    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I have missed you!!

      Thank you so very much. You know I love Dusty’s music. When it is available, I will listen!

      • hedley Says:

        Kat, you can listen to Part 1 right now and its great.

        I am watching Notre Dame go up in flames

      • katry Says:

        Thanks, MDH.

        I was doing errands when I heard about Notre Dame on the radio. I came home and watched it as well. My heart aches.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I’m pretty sure I would love that rabbit movie 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Sunny and warmish here but I could feel a change in the wind, it isn’t biting cold any more just freezing chilly 🙂 They say it’ll be warmer from now on.

    I used to do all my grocery shopping (when I moved here that is) on Saturdays, early in the morning. I went to the super market before anyone else had come so it never took any longer time. Now I do it on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after work in the grocery store near work. Not more expensive and they have everything I need really. I’ll have to change it this week though since it is a holiday on Friday.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      That is such an awful movie. It almost makes me want to swear off Easter.

      I do my big shopping once a month and have it delivered. In between I need things like bread and cream, but I always end up buying more like today I bought a couple of salads, sausages, a muffin and chips.

      Today is a holiday only in Massachusetts, Patriot’s Day. The only places closed are town offices, libraries and schools as it is the start of spring vacation.

  3. Birgit Says:

    We need one of your movie super heroes, large, heat resistant and preferably not a killer rabbit, it’s so sad to see Notre Dame burning.

    • Hedley Says:

      Birgit, it’s awful. When we go to Paris, Mrs MDH and I like to stay at the Hotel D’Aubusson on the left bank and one of the reasons is it’s proximity to Norte Dame. It allows us to walk down the Quay next to the Seine to the first Mass on a Sunday and sit with the local population to celebrate our faith

      • Birgit Says:

        At least we can hope now that it won’t be destroyed completely.

      • katry Says:

        I still remember my first view of Notre Dame from a boat on the river. From there it is easy to see the flying buttresses. It is so wonderfully majestic.

        The inside was jaw droppingly beautiful.

    • katry Says:

      It is horrific to see Notre Dame burning. It breaks my heart.

  4. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Sadly, one of the landmarks of Paris will have to be rebuilt. Whenever I see a picture of the Cathedral I think of the hunchback who rang the bells. The Vatican will dip into their vast coffers of cash and come up with the money to repair the place.

    You got the remnants of the storms that passed through here on Saturday. All of our dogs went under the bed covers during storms and they shivered in fear. They can sense the storms before they come by either hearing the the thunder before we can or they feel the rumble of the thunder through the ground.

    Today was another clear day with a high in the mid 70s.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Luckily it wasn’t as bad as it was feared at the start. The cathedral will need a massive rebuild, but it will survive.

      Only my very first boxer, Shauna, was afraid of thunder. My next two didn’t care and neither does Henry. Having the poor dog shiver in fright made me feel so helpless. The thunder made both of us jump but only for a second.

      It cleared in the afternoon, but even with the rain the day felt warmish.

    • Hedley Says:

      As I am sure you know Bob, the cathedral is owned by the French State, not the Catholic Church. Macron and private resources are stepping forward

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