“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”

The morning was near gone when I woke up. I had time for only one paper before my groceries were delivered. They got put away and I ate a donut.

Today is sunny but only 55˚. We got spoiled yesterday when it was in the 60’s.

When I was a kid, today, the day after Halloween, was always a glorious day. We had no school it being a holy day, All Saint’s Day. We needed to go to mass but the rest of the day was ours. The big event of the day was the Great Candy Trade. We’d sit on the living room floor with our bowls between our legs and pick and choose and trade. We’d set aside the apples and the popcorn balls for later. We’d munch most of the day.

The other day I got a phone call from a college friend who was also my roommate senior year. We had lost touch with one another a long time ago. I think when I was in the Peace Corps. She was on the cape and wanted to get together. We met in a bar, a perfect spot to symbolize our college years. We laughed and remembered all the stuff we did. The time between us had not grown long.

Today is momentous. I’m taking Gwen to the vets. I need first to bring the cat carrier up from the cellar. I only hope she is visible, sleeping on the bed in her usual spot. I feel and about this but I think she’ll be so much better when all the clumps are gone. I tried again last night but she scooted away.

I know this is short, but I do need to get the show on the road. I’m not even dressed yet. I’ll try to be back later.

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6 Comments on ““Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We really should have a holiday here in autumn, well All saint’s day is a holiday but they’ve moved it to the the Saturday that comes between 31st of October and 6th of November. We have a tradition over here to have candles burning in lanterns by the graves on All Saint’s Day but most poeple started yesterday and it will continue till at least Sunday night. Many continues to have the candles lit almost all winter. So now many has it as a tradition to go to grave yards to look at all the lanterns this week.

    Have a great day and good luck with Gwen!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Next up is Thanksgiving in November so we have holidays to enjoy before Christmas. I’m surprised All Saint’s Day is a holiday. Here they also changed when some days were celebrated, but they changed them to Mondays so people can have a long weekend.

      On the next two days, Mexicans will celebrate the Day of the Dead, when the family comes together to honor their ancestors. There are traditions like the special bread with what looks like bones on the top and special drinks and foods like tamales. I bought some bread. It looks delicious.

      I keep candles in my windows all the time. My street is dark with no street lights so the window lights glow in the darkness.

      I’ll write the whole story tomorrow but we didn’t make it to the vets. Gwen hid under the bed and hissed and growled at me. I left her under the bed.

      Have a great Saturday!

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Unfortunately, I still have no cable TV nor internet at home. An uneventful Halloween because no one came by the condo. Usually no one does any way, but after the tornado no parents would let their kids come to our street.

    Yesterday I drove home through some of the worst areas just a couple of blocks away from my house. A nursery that has been in business over 70 years was flattened. All the. old growth trees that lined the street and provided a canopy are completely gone. Some new homes that sold for over a half a million dollars have no windows and ripped up roofs.

    One woman was not watching TV and had no idea that a tornado was coming. She went downstairs to get a flashlight from the hall closet when the electricity went off. When she left the closet after the tornado passed her house, the second story where she was sitting was completely destroyed.

    Sunny skies high in the low 60s.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I can’t believe how long it has been that you are without internet and cable. What are they telling you about it? I had about 20 kids last night. They loved the Kit Kat bar. One when outside yelling she’d gotten a full size bar.

      What a tragedy that storm was. The destruction is horrific. How sad for all those people having their history disappear.

      That lady had someone watching over her. She must have a wonderful karma.

      Int was in the high 50’s all day.

      • Bob Says:

        Just talked to two AT&T repair guys on my street. He said it would take them about another week to get service restored. He said the storm took out their main distribution site. Yes that woman was very lucky and so are we. We live on the second floor and had we experienced a direct hit, we might have been killed or very badly injured. It was a close a call as I ever want to experience. Writing this project n my iPhone is a pain.

      • katry Says:

        That’s amazing. I haven’t heard of anywhere out here which has had to contend with the same.

        Weather is now crazy everywhere. My sister in Colorado has had three snowstorms, the last one was several inches. It was 70˚ in Boston yesterday. Tomorrow will be cold and below freezing in some places. Weird, extreme weather.


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