“New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.”

Here I am. I survived yesterday. The deck box is still in the living room, but I close my eyes when I go by it so it isn’t there. My friend Bill suggested I bring the box one piece at a time to the deck. It’s a great suggestion.

Today is another lovely day, still morning cool at 73˚. By afternoon, it will only get a bit warmer, up to 78˚, while the night will cool down, comfortable again at 61˚. This is perfect weather.

When I was a little kid, my world was very small except in the summer. That was when my bike and I were explorers. I knew all the best places to ride. One of my favorites was around Spot Pond, an emergency reservoir, which is really a lake, not a pond. Because swimming and boating were not allowed, I always wanted to jump the fence and swim. I didn’t. The pond is part of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, a Massachusetts state park. In the middle of Spot Pond is an island. That was always my target: swim, hide and stay on the island. Again, I didn’t. Now you can rent a boat and fish but you still can’t swim in Spot Pond.

My favorite donut was butternut which Dunkin Donuts saw fit to discontinue. I took that as a personal attack. Now I’m less particular when I choose a donut. I’m okay with lemon or Boston Kreme or a cruller, glazed being my favorite, but I do miss those butternut donuts.

My car is filled with empty boxes. I’ve been ordering everything on line of late, including groceries. I’ve also been buying Christmas presents so I won’t be frantic in November and December. I have no idea how many I’ve bought so I need to catalogue. It’s time to put it on the to do list! Actually, it’s time to start a to-do list. I don’t have to mention what tops the list!

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6 Comments on ““New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    It’s been a month and we still haven’t emptied all the moving boxes. Some boxes we moved even though we never opened them after the last move five years ago. Here the city of Grapevine provides recycling pickup once a week and we have been filling the recycling bin with broken down cardboard boxes. I’m reminded of George Carlin’s comedy bit a place for your stuff. Now with more than twice the space, I’m raising my right hand and swearing an oath to remain clutter free. 🙂


    For some reason yesterday was a recharge day. I awoke at 10 AM and went back to bed at 1 PM and slept until 6:30 PM. Then I went back to bed at 1 AM and slept until 8 this morning. I must have needed all that shut eye.

    While I snoozed yesterday afternoon we had another thunderstorm and got some more needed rainfall. Today should be sunny and it might be a good day for a swim when the temperature gets up to 90°.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      George Carlin knows stuff!!

      I moved in with almost no stuff but now I have no space. I would be curious about the boxes unopened in your last move. It sounds a bit like treasure hunting. Often we don’t miss what we don’t see.

      When I was in Ghana, I learned how little you need to have a good life. I vowed to keep my life simple. I remember saying I didn’t need an electric can opener, and I don’t have one, but I did. When it died, I didn’t replace it. Using that opener does take a bit of effort as Henry’s cans are large making them difficult to open with the silver opener I swear every house has.

      When any of us slept a long time, my mother always said we must have needed the sleep. I also think sleeping gets us through another day of this mess.

      We had this week but not enough. Today is a deck day, but I think I’ll take a nap first.

      • Bob Says:

        I don’t know what’s in those boxes. One probably contains my spouse’s grandmother’s China. We don’t entertain especially formally and we turned the dining room into a workout area. However, someday the China will make it to the landfill. I agree with you in theory, but the stuff seems to grow on its own 🙂 I guess you can still buy manual can openers.

      • katry Says:

        I don’t think I could have stood not knowing what was in the boxes. The China shouldn’t be tossed. If it gets to that, fins out how much they are worth and sell them. China from a grandmother should be used. My family had nothing to hand down except one piece from a great-grandmother.

  2. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had quite a nice day here, perhaps not especially warm but sunny and rather windy. The laundry dried up fast 🙂

    All these boxes! I have plenty that I need to bring to the recycling center but I never seem to come around to actually do it 🙂 🙂 Some boxes are rediculusly big compared to what was in them but thankfully none of them were filled with styrofoam, instead it was bubble plastic. A bit annoying as well but so much easier to get rid of 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Today stayed lovely all day. I even have nice breeze still.

      I just came in from filling the bird feeders. They have been flying in and out all day. One of the feeders fell so the ground birds will have something to eat. Usually I have mixed seed for them, but I am out. The other feeders get sunflower seeds.

      I had to stomp on a couple of the extra big boxes. I should have gone to the dump today as it is closed tomorrow, the Labor Day holiday, but I’ll have to wait until Tuesday which is okay as I will have the huge box from the deck box.

      Enjoy the evening!

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