“The cold cut like a many bladed knife”

Today is sunny. Today is also, at times, cloudy. The high will only be 34˚. The wind is strong and cold and the topmost branches of the pine trees in the backyard are swaying. The dogs don’t stay out long. When they come back inside, their ears are cold.

Nala naps behind me on the couch. She jumps up, settles in and snuggles. She feels warm on my back.

I found one of my sandals on the driveway just inside the fence. I really thought I had well hidden the pair. It is now obvious that Nala’s talents are far greater than I ever imagined. Nothing is safe.

For breakfast this morning the dogs and I shared coffee and a banana. They love both. The two of them, one on each side of me on the couch, watched as I drank my coffee. Their heads followed my cup from the table to my mouth. I felt guilty. I gave them a taste.

I need to do a bit of shopping today. I am down to only one can of cat food. That will never do.

When I was a kid, I was seldom sick. I do remember getting the measles and staying in my darkened bedroom with no lights and covered windows, precautions so I wouldn’t go blind. I stayed in bed, in the dark room, until the spots disappeared. That’s when I learned the meaning of utter boredom.

I bought three small succulents a few weeks back. I put them, still in their little pots, in an otherwise empty pot until I could plant them. Now I don’t have to. Yesterday I noticed a pile of dirt on the living room rug. I knew the culprit. I just didn’t know the source of the dirt until I found a little pot, an empty little pot. I also found only a few torn pieces of greenery when Henry was chewing on them. He has gone to the dark side.

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4 Comments on ““The cold cut like a many bladed knife””

  1. Christer. Says:

    Sort of warmish here and the wind is back, Tomorrow another storm will pass by.

    I must have my shoes on the hat shelf, otherwise Alma will start to chew on them, again.
    I bribe her every night by smearing a mix of peanut butter and banana on the inside of a couple of kong rubber chew toys, when I do that she leaves almost everything else. They do tend to make our lives a bit more complicated than it has to be 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      We’ll have a warmish day tomorrow but we may have snow on the weekend. That is the last thing I want! We have been lucky so far with son little snow.

      I really thought I had hidden my sandals well, but she is far more talented than I realized. I did a yard pick-up the other day and got mostly cardboard.

      Bot my dogs would’ve the peanut butter and bananas, but Henry touches nothing and Nala would eat it in a heartbeat.

      Enjoy your day!

  2. lilydark Says:

    I think Nala could could have a T.V show. It is cold here, or I am cold.
    May the Force be with you.
    Lori and the gang.

    • katry Says:

      Come here and you’ll really feel the cold. It was brutal today because of the wind. Tomorrow will be warmish, in the 40’s, almost deck weather.


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