“Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.”

I went out yesterday. I finished my only errand then added one other stop to soothe my body and spirit, the chocolate store. I chatted with the owner a bit then carefully made my choices: small peanut butter cups, two chocolate truffles and two dark chocolates with marshmallow and caramel.

Today is hot again. It is 89˚ and the high will reach 91˚. A thunderstorm is predicted. I really hope so.

I’m watching the worst movie, Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre. Their jail outfits are short, short dungaree shorts and midriff white t-shirts. One prisoner has already been eaten. They think she escaped even though they found her bloodied white shirt. So far that’s been a high point for this movie.

When I make temporary lists, I use sticky paper and press the lists to my table here in the den. Right now the only list I’m working on is for groceries. I also keep notepaper on the table for more permanent jottings like movies I want to watch, books I’d like to read, recipes I want to make and anything else I figure I’d forget otherwise.

Yesterday I spoke to Grace, one of my former students, to wish her a late birthday. She lives in Accra but spends far more time in Bolga. It is the rainy season in Bolga. Grace said it had rained all the day before. I loved the rainy season. It was like a miracle unfolding. I watched the parched ground become dirt again and the fields green. The compound behind my disappeared when the millet grew tall. In the market, tomatoes and onions made their reappearances. The nights felt cooler. All three times I have been back to Ghana it was during the rainy season.

It is another stay at home day. I’m happy for it.

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4 Comments on ““Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today was cooler than usual for July because of a summer cold front accompanied by some needed rain showers. I haven’t figured out how to program my sprinkler system so the lawn appreciated it.

    I’m back working at home, but at least working. I read an article in USA Today that a Texan dies of Covid-19 every 6 minutes 16 seconds. Thank you Republican Governor Abbott for opening the economy too early. The virus thanks you. I never thought that I would live to see the day that the President would send storm troopers against our citizens even if they are rioting. That’s the job of the local police. I hate to think what 45 will do next to insure his re-election. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It was still ghastly hot here today. I know rain is predicted, but I don’t believe it. The sky is too clear.

      My irrigation system goes off so early the lawn is already dry when I wake up. I have to water the deck flowers as they are in pots, and I did that today then took my outside shower. It was lovely feeling cool when the air the drops of water. I left my towel to dry on the deck. I just brought it in totally dry.

      That is just so tragic, the deaths in Texas from Covid. Opening so early was so awful.

      I think he wants martial law so he can praise himself for his law and order stance in controlling the cities even though he was responsible for the escalation. I am afraid as are others that he won’t leave if he loses.

      • Bob Says:

        Hopefully, he’s pissed off the military so much that they will carry his fat ass out of the White House. Then Melania dumps him and collects millions from her prenuptial agreement she recently renegotiated.

      • katry Says:

        I’m betting that people, if given the opportunity, would love to be part of the escorting him out the door. Maybe we could have a raffle. I’m betting we’d make millions.

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