“The World is Quiet Here.”

Today is drab. The sky is covered with grey white clouds. It is warm but only by comparison. The road is slushy in-between the ruts. The icicles on the roof are melting. Snow is falling off the branches of the trees in the backyard. It is an ugly winter’s day.

My plans for today are simple. I’m finally going to tackle that laundry. The basket in the hall is overflowing. I have just about run out of my cozies, an impending catastrophe needing to be averted, so laundry it is.

When I was a kid, my favorite pajamas were blue. They were made of jersey material and had cuffs. They always kept me warm. Every day, when I got home from school, I had to change into play clothes. In the winter, when we couldn’t go out to play, I’m get home and put on my cozies, my pajamas. That’s where my love of cozies began.

The Xfinity guy is coming with my new cable box, and my Agway order is ready for pick-up. Yesterday I had groceries delivered. My uke practice was on Zoom. Other than a hand-off from a delivery person, I don’t see people any more. I might as well be a hermit living alone in a cave in the desert and wearing an animal hair shirt for atonement.

My bedroom is a mess with storage boxes looking for a home, but my living room is back to normal for the most part. The only difference is my rug has been chewed in two places. As for the perpetrator, I figure you already know. It’s too easy a guess. I love that rug which I bought many years ago at the Topsfield Fair. It will be difficult to replace. I’m already in mourning.

Life is slow. I have a dentist appointment this week and my usual uke lesson, and that’s it. I’m expecting no visitors. The cable guy has come and gone. He replaced the old box. We chatted a bit. He is originally from England. His father has had Covid twice but is okay. He and I agreed that we do miss spending time with people, face to face, but I am content.

My street is quiet. Nobody goes by the house either in a car or walking. My dogs are the only live noises I hear. Henry barks. Nala whines. They go and in out the dog door at will, even Henry. Both dogs love the snow. Maybe we should be more like the dogs and romp and gambol in the snow. Maybe we should build a fort or have a snowball fight. Follow the dogs. The dogs know joy.

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4 Comments on ““The World is Quiet Here.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    We await the winter storm which should drop our temperatures on Thursday morning to about 20° and we will have about a half inch of sleet and freezing rain followed by snow. This storm will be a test of the winterization efforts of the electric power plants. My plan is to bring my computer home tomorrow night. I might go out on Saturday.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I was out today. There weren’t so many cars out today though everything is cleared and open. The main roads are down to pavement. The snow along the sides of the roads is dirty and ugly. I’m glad the yards on my street still have clean snow.

      We will be warm again tomorrow but another storm is working its way here. Nothing is worse than sleet and freezing rain. I’d prefer all snow. Stay safe!!

  2. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    This week is not so slow, although I wish it was. dentist, doctor appointment, and tomorrow I see the eye doctor, and perhaps if needed, get a new pair of glasses. I have to do this before my 65th birthday, when some of my coverage runs out.
    I’ll let you know when the laundry walks out of the door.
    I read Groundhog Day was cancelled.Very odd.
    Is the county becoming crazier?Now they want to take one of my favorite books “To Kill a Mockingbird” off the required reading list in schools, as they say it has a horrible effect on black children.
    Then there Whoopi ( whoops!)
    On to the music,
    Take Care,
    Lori and her confused gang.

    • katry Says:

      Lori,
      I think I read where the groundhog died, and they couldn’t get a replacement in time.

      No laundry yesterday. I just didn’t have the energy. I did have a uke lesson yesterday so I got out of the house. Today I’m getting to a 9 o’clock dentist appointment. That’s it until next week.

      To Kill a Mockingbird has long been pulled from shelves. It has been a target before this all happened. Books have been pulled from shelves longer than you might realize.

      Whoppi is an idiot. What a stupid thing to say then defend when questioned just after she said it. Race to her is only Black.

      Take extra care!!


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