“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.”

This morning I woke up early but probably just early for me, at 8:45. The sun was shining then but has since disappeared. The sky is grey, and it is getting darker. Thunder storms are predicted.

Yesterday I actually finished all my errands. Most times I leave one or two for another day, but for some strange reason, I was energized. Today will be quiet but tomorrow I have two stops, Agway, to buy cat food and a couple of mums for the front steps and the dump, always a thrilling stop.

My usually quiet neighborhood is really noisy. The house across the street is getting a new septic tank. Huge trucks and dirt removal machines are coming and going. Henry barks or growls at every sound from the trucks. He is getting annoying.

When I was a kid, I would have been outside watching the trucks. Any change from routine was always interesting. I still remember a fire truck and an ambulance at one of the elderly apartments which were built a bit from my house where the field used to be. A bunch of us kids stood outside and watched when a woman was taken out on a stretcher. Once she was in the ambulance, we lost interest. The day was back to normal.

The day will not be boring. I have books to read. I have some wild Maine blueberries, the small sweet ones, to use. I’m thinking a tart or a small pie. I have some washing, but I never do washing the day I bring it downstairs. It usually leans for a while on the cellar door. My mother would have said it is left leaning long enough to grow legs.

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6 Comments on ““She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    When I was a kid we stayed inside in August and only ventured outside to go to the pool. Today will be a cool August day with a high of only 96 degrees. 🙂 Cool like hot is a relative idea.

    The other night I had the opportunity to taste pizza made by the oldest pizza place in Dallas and I was not impressed. The Campisi family came to Dallas from New Orleans where they arrived from Italy and made a different style of pizza than what I grew up eating. You see I grew up on NY style Pizza which has a crust that’s both chewey and folds easily to allow you to devour the large slice while walking down the street. Of course it’s only good if the oil from the cheese runs down your hand and wrist.

    I have been watching the Pizza Guy on the Food Network and there are various kinds of pizza styles in the US. I don’t consider the Chicago deep dish pizza as pizza because you have to eat it with a fork and knife. Pizza originally came from Naples and the pizza was to celebrate queen Margarita of Italy in the late 1800s. It consisted of red sauce, white cheese and green basil leafs to look like the Italian flag. Genuine Neopolitan Pizza baked in a wood fired oven may not agree with my NYC taste buds either. There is an authentic Neopolitan style pizza place in downtown which I want to try when the weather is cooler. When I was in Northern Italy I didn’t even try the pizza because it had a thin crust and people ate it with forks and knives which in my mind is a mortal sin. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Hi. Bob,
      August was always a hot month but never as hot as your August. Usually it was and still is in the 80’s. It was rainy all day so the humidity was high.

      I like a variety of pizza types but my favorite, like yours, has a crust you can fold as you eat on the go. There are several places in Boston which has great pizza. Santarpio’s Pizza in East Boston is a favorite. Whenever I returned home from traveling, my Dad and mother picked me up at Logan, and we went to Santarpio’s. It has great pizza cooked in a wood fueled oven, and I got that or a skewer of beef which came with hot peppers and Italian bread.

      I only know one person who eats pizza with a fork and knife. I consider that a sacrilege.

      Sometimes I like a thin crust when I want pizza but not a lot of crust.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Well, I was wrong about the temperature. On my way home both the car thermometer and the reported temperature at the airport both indicated 102 F degrees. Of course there’s not much difference between the upper 90s and the low century mark.

      • katry Says:

        In Africa, reaching 100˚ was quite common in the dry season. Here on the Cape, I don’t remember when we ever reached 100˚

  2. olof1 Says:

    Yesterday was the first day back to work and nothing really worked as it should, today it was all back to normal 🙂

    Lots of clouds and lots of sunshine and around 68F so I guess I would have liked the day if I hadn’t worked.

    Yes it was always interesting when a fire lorry or an ambulace came to the apartment building. Even more exciting was it if the police came but as You say as soon as they had done what they were supposed to other things were more interesting 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I always liked the start of school when I was teaching. Kids were fairly quiet and attentive. It only took a few weeks before they were too comfortable.

      It is still raining and has been all day. Heavier rains for tonight are forecast. The humidity has been relentless all day.

      I don’t remember any other time an ambulance came to the area. I don’t remember a police car either at any time. It was a quiet neighborhood.

      Enjoy your day!

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