“All’s right with the world!”

The morning is a delight. It will be a hotter day than it has been with a high of 75˚and a low of 68˚. The sun is wonderfully warm, the sky brilliant and there is nary a breeze. I enjoyed coffee this morning, and the cream wasn’t frozen. I even had a bagel with cream cheese.

It is such a quiet morning I can hear only the birds. This is my favorite sort of morning.

The dogs are driving me crazy. They chase each other all over the house. I’m okay with that until they jump on and off the couch where I am sitting. Nala growls and Henry chews. They have a wonderful time. I don’t.

When I was a kid, I would have loved today. It is a roaming day, a day for a bike ride. The uniform of the day would have been shorts and a sleeveless blouse, the style when I was a kid. I always had what my father used to call a trucker’s tan. It ended at the shoulder. I wore low white sneakers and socks, whatever pair I could find in my sock drawer. Color didn’t matter, and I was known to wear two different colored socks if they were all I could find. Style was never a concern when I was young. I didn’t even care if my white sneakers were scruffy and dirty. One of my favorites rides was to Wakefield, the next town over. I’d stop and sit in the bandstand for a bit then ride around the lake. The houses facing the lake were huge, and I always wondered what it was like to live in such luxury. I wasn’t so much envious as curious. My ride ended when hunger drove me home.

Yesterday I went to Agway to buy my plants. I had a list, but I didn’t buy plants. The parking lot was filled; instead, I bought animal stuff. The biggest and most expensive was a water fountain for the cats. They drink a lot of water, and this holds a gallon.I also bought a pink collar for Nala. At least one of us will be stylish.

On the cleaning front, the frenzy continues. When I walked into the kitchen this morning, the counter was shining. I felt a strange sense of accomplishment. When I was in the bathroom, I looked out and noticed the glass in the the hanging lantern over the big table was dusty. Yup, I took it down, washed, dried then rehung it. I have one more from the living room to wash. This frenzy has run amok.

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8 Comments on ““All’s right with the world!””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Hot over here and it was almost 68F already when I drove to work at 5am this morning. Well no risk olf having to mow the lawn anyway 🙂 🙂

    I was thinking of all the different flowers in the Dianthus family, they usually flower for a long time, aren’t fuzzy with water and all have bright colors, everything from bright white to fiery red and cerise! The first one are starting to flower in my garden right now.

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,

      68˚ is cool to me unless there is humidity then it is awful to abide.

      My lawn desperately needs to be mowed. I don’t know what is happening with my landscaper. I’m going to give him a call.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    The way your dogs are acting is similar to a sibling rivalry on steroids. 🙂 My kids, in their 20s do the same things for attention and it drives us nuts. My son never shuts up as,long as he’s awake and my daughter keeps texting my wife for more food, desert, aches and pains. Welcome to parenthood. 🙁

    Because that tropical storm made landfall in Louisiana this morning, we are on the backside and to the west which means sinking air. That’s a prescription for very hot weather. No clouds nor rain just temperatures in the mid 90s today and upper 90s for tomorrow and Sunday.

    Yesterday, President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National holiday. Today, June nineteenth was the day in 1865 that the slaves in Texas found out they were freed. Although the emancipation proclamation was two years earlier, it took awhile to get the word to Texas which was the Western most part of the Confederacy. I had never heard of Juneteenth while attending schools in Texas in the 1950s or 1960s. This was because we white folks were separated from the black folks who celebrated. Juneteenth was never mentioned in the Texas classrooms.

    Because of the pandemic we can take off Friday afternoons as wellness time during the summer. I’m ready to head home and start the weekend.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,

      The dogs are having the best time at my expense. Right now they are both napping one at each end of the couch. Finally my house is quiet. I think this is a great thing for Henry. He is socializing with another dog. He had dogs at his foster house but not since he came to me. He seems to be having fun.

      We stayed in the 70’s today. On the local weather tonight, the weatherman said the cape would be cooler than Boston. I can’t believe how hot it is not he other side of the country. Boston gets to 90˚. We rarely do.

      I knew all about Juneteenth. The Emancipation Proclamation actually only freed slaves in the Confederate states still fighting the Civil War. That, of course, included Texas.

      I hope you enjoy the weekend.

      • Bob Says:

        Well, just when you think things are ok, up jumps the devil. Our upstairs air conditioner decided to stop cooling. Luckily I found a technician who will come out in the morning. Hopefully it doesn’t require parts.

      • katry Says:

        My sisters whole house AC is not working, and they are having that heat wave. The guy has come three times but hasn’t fixed it. My brother-in-law heard him talking on the phone asking for help. He didn’t know what to do.

      • Bob Says:

        We lucked out. The AC technician showed up, on time and replaced the capacitor in less than 30 minutes. Flat fee charge and he had one on his truck. There is a god. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Hooray!! Sit back and enjoy the cool house.!!!


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