“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”

55˚ is the current temperature. The dense morning fog disappeared when the rain started. It will rain most of the day. The dogs will be in and out and will leave more paw prints. I’ll complain, loudly. The dogs won’t care. The day will go on as usual.

I’m tired. I need more sun so I can regenerate. I want to bake on the deck in the warmth of a spring day, but, instead, I get fog, clouds and rain, not a bit of sun. It seems I’m wanting a weather miracle.

I used to love to ride my bike through the biggest puddles. It was my version of the parting of the Red Sea. My bike made tsunami like waves on each side when I rode at top speeds through the puddles. The center was dry. Sometimes I’d lift my feet off the pedals into the air, my legs splayed over the water. It was part of the fun.

When I was a kid, I liked to roller skate in the parking lot up the street from my house. I had the old key skates, and, like the rest of the skating world, I kept my key on a string around my neck. I’d sit on the curb and use my key to tighten the clasps, as tight as I could get them, to my shoes. I always wore shoes when I skated. Sneakers didn’t work so well. The skates often came loose. I can still see in my mind’s eye the skate hanging loose attached only by the strap, not by the shoe. You always exaggerated the lift of the hanging skate on the walk to the curb.

Today is a day to languish on the lounge dressed to the nines with a wet cloth over my eyes and a tray of bonbons beside me. I will moan dramatically every now and then to punctuate my situation. A few words of comfort and an endless supply of chocolate would be perfect to heal the soul, with an emphasis on the chocolate.

I have no plans for today which take even the tiniest amount of energy. The bonbons should come unwrapped.

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9 Comments on ““Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    The rains are in. I headed out early to see Nabil the Taylor to get some pants adjusted. He has a small shop which really is his workshop in the inside corner of a small retail building in our little town. He is popular so they won’t be ready for a couple of weeks. He had the radio tuned to the BBC World Service. F*** Putin said I ,Nabil nodded and on we went with our day.

    Services call tonight, I am still not venturing out a ton but an hour at Christ the Redeemer in Lake Orion is planned each week although I am heavily masked.

    Next Thursday I return to the University of Michigan hospital for an assessment 3 months on. Medications, limitations and the always exciting what now are on my list

    • Bob Says:

      Hope everything turns out great on your hospital visit.

      • Hedley Says:

        Thanks Bob, I am expecting to be put on a heart monitor for a bit to make sure it’s not misbehaving

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      My old town had a tailor and a shoe repair shop. Now people don’t usually bother to have shoes repaired. That you have a tailor in such demand is a wonderful thing. Some people are learning to make do.

      I’m hoping that your doctor will be amazed at how quickly you have been recuperating. A miracle of modern science!!

      Stay well!!

    • Tracey Says:

      I enjoy your posts.
      And have missed seeing you here.
      Hang in there.

      • Hedley Says:

        It was a bit of a challenge but I am still around. The University of Michigan hospital fixed me !

        Thanks for your very kind thoughts

      • katry Says:

        You didn’t need fixing! I like mended you instead of fixed.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today was sunny and bright, but breezy with a high temperature of 76°.

    Every kid in the 1950s had a pair of clip on roller skates. I carried my skate key on a lanyard that I made in day camp. I used thin strips of plastic ribbon. I created a box shaped thing that I could slide up and down to shorten or lengthen the lanyard. Mine was royal blue and white.

    • katry Says:

      HI Bob,
      It rained on and off all day. Everything is still wet. Tomorrow should be a better day with sun and no rain.

      I also had a couple of lanyards I made in the playground using gimp, that plastic ribbon you mentioned. That box shape was made by doing the regular gimp stitch, almost like making a lattice pie, with the lanyard piece through the middle. I also made a few neat bracelets with gimp in a flat weave.

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