“When a gust of wind hits a broken bone, you feel it.”

Today is another perfect autumn day. The air is still and bright with sun. I woke up late, and that has become a habit. It used to bother me that I slept through part of the morning but not any more. What difference does it make what time I wake up? If I need to be somewhere, I set my Alexa. Other than that I’m okay to sleep late, nose under the mirror late.

Poor Henry has to listen me whine. I’m thinking I’ve become annoying. He has escaped upstairs yet again. Actually, all of them are upstairs sleeping.

Yesterday I got dressed for the second day in a row. I actually managed to complete one errand and two appointments. I went back to the eye doctor for my yearly appointment. My eyes did sterling, no change, no new lenses. I’m still waiting for the red to go away, but it doesn’t affect my eye. It just looks ugly, but nobody sees it so I’m okay.

When I was a little kid, maybe three or four, I broke my wrist. I was proud of that cast earned through an act of courage and showed it off every chance I got. I had jumped off the fence backwards, but I didn’t stick the landing. I had used my hand to help. I got a buckle fracture.

I remember when I read Gone with the Wind. It was the summer before I had to teach it in American Literature. Who chose that book I’ll never know. Calling it literature is a stretch. Knowing I was stuck with it, I took the book with me on the plane ride to London. I was making my usual summer European trip, complete with backpack and sleeping bag. Anyway, I read for the whole flight, and after we had landed and gotten a room, I kept reading. I finished the book. It was a great diversion for the flight, but I still didn’t want to teach Gone with the Wind, a soap opera in book form. I did love the movie.

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4 Comments on ““When a gust of wind hits a broken bone, you feel it.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I’ve never read nor seen the movie “Gone With the Wind”. I have seen the clip where Clark Gable said, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”. That was the first time the Hays commission allowed the word damn to stay in a film. We’ve come a long way baby. 🙂

    This morning it was storming when I got up but the rain only lasted about 30 minutes. We needed the rain as it’s been dry all of October so far. The next cold front should bring more rain next week and much lower temperatures.

    I didn’t watch the debate last night because I had already cast my ballot and didn’t want to waste my time and listen to Trump’s lies. Have you investigated what’s required to arrive in Canada and apply for landed immigrant status if Trump is re-elected? 🙁 I don’t think we can claim refugee status in Canada. I could move to Israel and become a citizen under their law of return, but then I would have to live under Trump’s best buddy, Benjamin Netanyahu. 🙁

    When I was in the third grade I fell off of a jungle gym in the school yard and broke my left wrist. It was a compound fracture. I put out my left hand to break the fall and the fall broke my wrist. Everyone signed my cast and I learned to be ambidextrous for the next ten weeks. Unfortunately, that elementary school was hit by the tornado last October and I don’t think they are going to rebuild it as a school. They removed the guilty jungle gym a few years earlier. Bad jungle gym. 🙁

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It is a good read, and she, Scarlett, is a great character who is narcissist and self-centered and on whom the plot revolves. The movie is also good.

      We too need rain. We’ve had some in the last few weeks, but parts of the state are still in drought watch.

      I watched even though I have voted. I was hoping to see a crazed Trump again, but he did what he was asked by his staff and toned down his rhetoric.

      I would go back to Ghana. It has been successful in combating the virus. There have cases but not overwhelming numbers like ours. Also, it would be cheap to live there. I think the cedi is 5 to the dollar now. I could even afford kitchen help.

      Most schools have removed the playground equipment we knew as kids. They are dangerous according to the standards now. We both broke our wrists falling. I wasn’t in school yet so no signatures. I think I colored it.

  2. Christer. Says:

    Early morning here right now and it’s still pitch black outside. Felt nice when I opened the door to let Albin outside and the cats inside though. I think it had rained a lot during the night though.

    I’ve never read that book but has seen the movie but not a fiölm I remember well. I think that film gains a lot of I look at it in a cinema and not in the home here lots of things can distract 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      I like when it rains at night, and I can hear it on the windows or the roof. It is the best sound for falling asleep. I loved the rainy season in Ghana.

      Most books are usually far better than the movies made from them. I think the only exception was for Jaws. The movie was better than the book.

      Enjoy the day!!

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