“Every day has a little bit of beauty and a little bit of chaos. “

March is a quirky month. It waffles between winter and early spring. Yesterday was an all weather day. The rain started gently, sort of a spring rain, then it poured but only for a few minutes. The snow, big fluffy, wet flakes, fell next but didn’t stay. The sleet was last. Luckily, last night was above freezing, no ice on the steps or ruts in the road. Today is in the 40’s and is still cloudy. The wind has finally gone.

On my dance card today is the dentist. All of me is old, even the fillings, so I’m having one drilled out and replaced. I go to the dentist to avoid the dentist.

Before I went to Ghana, Peace Corps told us to have any tooth issues solved. I found a dentist in Lawrence. My father had the bills sent to him. I think I went three times and had even the hint of a cavity drilled and filled. During staging in Philadelphia we had to find our way to the dentist to have our teeth checked. Mine passed.

When I was a kid and went to the dentist, he always gave me this red pill to eat then he’d check my mouth. The red stuff ratted me out. It showed where I wasn’t brushing enough. I’d then get a lesson on how to brush my teeth. I always got a lesson.

My backyard has branches, some of them large, strewn about the ground having been broken by the wind. It has trash from Nala. Her recent booty was a bag of flour. I found her with it and put it in the barrel. She found it again and made a big pile of flour in the yard. Henry was licking it. Henry was again guilty after the fact, abetting again. I couldn’t pick the flour up so I covered it with part of the bird bath.

My days are comfortable and easy. A cleaning lady comes every two weeks though I do a few cleaning jobs in between. I do the laundry when the basket is overflowing. I have groceries delivered. I eat when I’m hungry. I eat breakfast at dinner or leftovers at breakfast. I wear my cozies all day. I’m enjoying life.

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8 Comments on ““Every day has a little bit of beauty and a little bit of chaos. “”

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It snowed here all afternoon and into the night. The salt truck came by at least once but no plows. They probably figured, as did I, that the snow would melt today so no reason to move it out of the way. Almost all the snow that fell is gone now. I found some crocuses blooming where there were none a couple of days ago. I also found little hidden treasures left by Piki Dog on that part of the yard. I picked it all up.
    Nothing on my dance card this week except the weekly Zoom knitting with friends. I was going to do grocery shopping but opted to have someone else do it for me instead. It’s nice to be able to do that. Expensive. But nice.
    Enjoy the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,

      The snow stopped quickly here, and as I wrote, we were lucky it didn’t freeze. No trucks at all came by.

      I can see the shape of the dafs buds now. They have a way to go, but at least they’ve started. That’s neat at you found crocuses. That always makes me glad.

      Other than Ring’s, which is many stores under one roof, I can’t even remember the last time I was in a supermarket. I know it was long before the pandemic. My groceries came from three places. Misfit market came for the first time here with a big variety of foods. Everything seems fine. Rory’s was produce, organic foods, salads and more. Last, it was Shaw’s with everything else. Rory’s is free, but I don’t care any way. I’m happy to pay.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Thanks for reminding me about going to the dentist. I am trying to find a new one close to my home. My old dentist was very convenient because his office was across the street from my condominium.

    The weather is a yo yo between spring and winter. Today the high temperature will be 70° and tomorrow a cold front will bring freezing temperatures with a chance of sleet and snow. It was 80° last Sunday.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I am going to my old office, but it is a new dentist to the practice. My dentist of 50 years has retired. The new one is an older dentist. I have had him work on my teeth twice. One was to fill a cracked tooth and the other was today. I am pleased with him.

      Today was in the mid 40’s, and I thought it was warm. It was a nice day. I think it supposed to get warm in the next day or two.

      • Bob Says:

        Isn’t sad when doctors and dentists that you’ve used for years have retired. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        It is. I’m not thrilled with the doctor I have now, but the one before whom I really liked retired too.

  3. lilydark Says:

    Hi Kat,
    As you know I have the worst luck with dentists. I find a good one, and they leave. I liked my dentist as a child, but then my parents decided I needed braces.. it was the thing to do at the time. I hated them.
    The days are sunny, but the nights are cold.
    I’m glad you are enjoying life. You deserve it!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Lori,
      Your childhood dentist probably didn’t do braces. That is a speciality so you were forced to switch. I was the only one in my family who had braces.

      We are sharing the same sort of weather. I like the days, and I stay cozy inside at night.


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