“I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes.”

Today is sunny but chilly. My house was cold when I woke up so I snuggled under the covers hoping to stay cozy and warm and maybe even to fall back to sleep, but that was not to be. Henry got up so I dragged myself downstairs after donning a sweatshirt and warm slippers, my late fall, early winter ensemble. Henry wanted out, and I needed coffee. After he came in, Henry sat beside me and watched me drink my coffee, something he does every morning. He likes his tablespoon of coffee with his biscuit. He sits beside waiting somewhat impatiently. I ignore him.

When I was a kid, our dog Duke sat under the table when we were eating. He was waiting for whatever dropped, and Duke was never disappointed when my sisters were young and less adept with utensils. He also knew we’d sneak food to him under the table, a NoNo we ignored. My sisters and Duke used to eat Oreos together outside on the steps. My sisters ate the cream and Duke ate the cookie. It was a win-win.

Saturdays in fall were always my favorite days. School was done for the week, and I could fill Saturdays with whatever I wanted. When the Saturday matinees started, I usually went. I remember walking outside after the movie and finding it getting dark at 4:00. I was always surprised, maybe even disappointed. The day was gone. In the winter, though, once it got cold, I liked the matinee. It was my sole reason for leaving the warm house. On other Saturdays I walked the tracks or window shopped up town. I was never bored, not even by repetition.

Today I’m venturing out. It is dump day, and I need a few groceries. I also need dog treats and cat food. I count three errands though the dump is iffy. I have to be in the mood to haul trash and recycles. I am currently not in the mood.

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7 Comments on ““I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes.””

  1. im6 Says:

    I always love getting new songs for my “Hollywood” collection. Thanks for bringing Bloodstone and the Fabulous Poodles to my attention.

    Discovered those when I came here early to share with you a video I ran across today quite by accident. I’d never seen it. Perhaps you haven’t either. Wish the sound quality were better, but it’s still quite something to see.

    • katry Says:

      WOW!! What a find that was. Her first album wouldn’t come out until 1968, but she already has that amazing voice here. It surprised me this hadn’t been released.

      I really like them but I love The Fabulous Poodles. I’m not surprised you do too.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I’m not an observant Jew but today we watched the service on TV which was broadcast from an empty synagogue in NYC. In Jewish tradition today is the birthday of the world. Hopefully, 5781 according to the Jewish calendar, will be a better year than the previous one. Unfortunately, the death of Justice Ginsburg one day before the Jewish New Year doesn’t bode very well for the forces of equality, freedom and both racial as well as universal justice. May the New Year bring us a new President and peace for everyone at The Coffee blog.

    Partly sunny with highs in the mid eighties.

  3. Christer. Says:

    We didn’t see the sun at all yesterday, the forecasts said sun all day after the morning fog had risen, theyt were wrong 🙂 🙂 Today has started out much the same but I have actually seenthe sun almost shine through a gap in the clouds.

    This morning I’ve started to go through my old Blogger blog 🙂 I now know that my cats came here in summer 2008, it sounds so long ago! It doesn’t feel like it as 12 years ago to be honest.

    Have a great day!


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