“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”

A cloud follows me everywhere. It is right over my head. Sometimes I get wet. All the time I live in the shade. Okay, I’ve not fallen off the deep end here. I am spreading my wings, merely waxing poetic. I have moved beyond screaming into a far different realm where my words rhyme.

We have no sun. We never have sun. We have 49˚ with clouds. We had fog but it has dissipated as they say on the weather. It will get cold tonight. Snow is predicted for tomorrow, an inch or a bit more. I guess we’re easing into winter, real winter one inch at a time. Meanwhile, my sister in Colorado is living with snow, inches of snow, and single degree temperatures. She stays hunkered.

I had some groceries delivered today. I needed light cream for my coffee. It was the first item on my list. It was also missing, the only item they did not substitute. I don’t dare leave my house today, something about karma. I’m humming Clouds in My Coffee.

Henry came in the dog door twice today, but he is right now banging the door cover alerting me he wants to come in again, and I should open the door. I don’t get it.

When I was a kid, Sunday was a lost day. We were stuck with church in the morning. Most times I walked there by myself, but sometimes I went to early mass with my father. I was never a fan of early mass, but it had perks. I got a dime for the basket and a donut of my choice after mass as my father always brought home a dozen. His donut choices were boring, and he never remembered what I liked. He bought plain donuts, called old-fashioned at Dunkin’, in cruller and round shapes, glazed donuts and jelly donuts. His favorite was the plain. He used to spread butter across the top of the donut. His butter had texture with hills and valleys. I think he bought all those plain donuts as he knew they would be the last to go. I swear it was the same half donut left in the box every week in a sort of haunting. I never buy a dozen donuts.

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6 Comments on ““Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Yes, there is no sun. I was at a friend’s house yesterday and it was soggy and sunless and, at the end of the afternoon, we watched a fog bank roll across the lawn. But the company was warm and comfortable so nobody cared.
    I heard the weatherman this morning say that the Cape and the islands could get their first inch of snow before Boston did. That seems wrong somehow.
    My favorite donut is a glazed coffee roll. If I’m feeling really sinful, I’ll cut it in half equatorially, butter it and put it on the griddle.
    Have a great day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I’ve never had donuts from the griddle. I’m thinking they must taste darn good. I also like the coffee rolls.

      You’re right: a resort area should not get the snow first. The storm should take a wide shift east into the ocean! I have stuff to do tomorrow.

      In the last week, I have been mostly home and haven’t seen anybody. I feel deprived. I do have a few uke stuff coming up so I’ll actually see people!!!

      Take care.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Winter showed up yesterday and today with a vengeance. I awoke at 11 to sunny skies but cold temperatures. It was 25° when got up. Thankfully, tomorrow is a work day. I need workdays to get away from my crazy family and keep my mind going. Once again this winter break, 13 days off, proved that retirement is not for me.

    Yesterday my daughter and I watched the film, “Being the Recardos” on Amazon Prime. It was an excellent film and I recommend it highly.

    Today, will be our slough day because it’s too cold to go outside. My spouse has become so paranoid from the great freeze on Valentines Day last year, that she had all the faucets running overnight so the pipes wouldn’t freeze. Of course the electricity and the heat stayed on all night. Sometimes, in a marriage it’s better to just say, “Yes dear” than to argue the facts. 🙂 “Happy wife, Happy Life”.

    Winter is my least favorite season because when we get snow or ice we don’t have the equipment to deal with the mess. I guess you have to have winter to get to spring time and baseball. 🙂 When the seasons stop, then you’re dead and it’s all over. I’m planning on suffering through many more winters.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      My brother-in-law’s first day of retirement was yesterday. He is so excited not to work. He traveled a lot so staying home is a luxury. It does take some adjustment for people. I have been lucky. I settled right in despite usually a 50 hour week.

      I haven’t seen the film yet, but it is on my list. Thanks! I still laugh at I Love Lucy.

      My sister is living the big freeze in Colorado, single digits yesterday. Tomorrow will be our coldest day in a while but it will be in the 30’s, not as cold as past winters, then it will bounce back up to the 40’s.

      Towns have plenty of equipment, but they also hire independent plowers, and that’s the problem. They don’t have enough drivers. I have my Skip so I’m content.

      • Bob Says:

        I still laugh at those old I Love Lucy episodes. The movie is partially narrated by the people who wrote and produced the show who are still with us. It centers around the production of one episode during a stressful period in their lives. I watch those episodes with my daughter who enjoys them.

      • katry Says:

        They are still funny. She was a genius. Every now and then I’ll watch one in the early evening. It only takes a scene or maybe two before I remember exactly which episode it is.


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