“I was a lazy reader as a kid. One nutrition label on a box of Cap’n Crunch and I’d have to take a nap.” 

This morning is glorious. The sun is wonderfully bright and the sky is a deep blue. Everything is quiet. Even the chimes in the background are still. Last night was cool, at least in comparison. It was easy to fall asleep. It will be the same most of the week: 70s during the day and 60’s at night, even as low as 62° by mid-week.

Nala is bringing the outside in which I prefer to her usual acts of thievery. Last night I found the remnants of a leaf filled pine branch, a small pine leafy branch, on the living room floor. The leaves were dead and brown and in small pieces on the floor and rug. Pieces of branches were in the living room and the hall, all chewed on the ends. Nala is quite adept at deception. I never heard her haul in these treasures through the dog door.

My license needs be renewed. I was sent a letter from the registry which said I had reached the magical age (my description) of needing to renew in person. I’ve made the appointment. Going to the registry is actually a mild form of torture guaranteed to try your patience.

Lately I have been on a cereal kick. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my current favorite, but Rice Krispies, my all time favorite, waits in the wings. Periodically, though, I do take a risk and buy the variety packs. The dogs get the Cheerios.

This is a uke filled week: concert today, practice tomorrow, lesson Wednesday and concerts Thursday and Saturday. I also have a couple of errands. I don’t have the dump!

When I was a kid, my life was easy. Everything was done for me. I didn’t have any responsibilities. The only thing I was required to do was go to school and go to mass. I remember the first time I did my own laundry. The washer started beeping. I had no idea what was wrong. I checked the washer and found the clothes still soaking wet. I ended up wringing them by hand and then putting them in the dryer. It was a while before I found out what an imbalance meant in the washer. I felt sort of dumb.

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4 Comments on ““I was a lazy reader as a kid. One nutrition label on a box of Cap’n Crunch and I’d have to take a nap.” ”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Sunny skies and a high of 105°. Phoenix set a record for the hottest July on record. Yes, they had a record number of days above 110°.

    I haven’t looked to see then my drivers license expires. I’m sure I will have to go and get it renewed at the DMV. It probably will require an entire day of sitting around awaiting for my number to be called. My passport expired in May, and I haven’t renewed it. The current wait time for renewal is like 16 or more weeks. I’m not going anywhere outside the United States.

    I grew up in a Jewish household, that means that my mother did everything for us. Chores for Jewish children were prohibited by the eleventh or twelfth commandment. You know the laws on the tablet that Moses dropped. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Today stayed a delight. There was a wonderful breeze at the concert which kept us all cool.

      I got a notification in the mail telling me I needed to go to the registry to renew my drivers license. I also could go to AAA so I made an appointment there. I also have to renew my passport though I have no travel plans.

      My mother also didn’t have us do chores though my sisters, when they were older, had to clear the table. They complained that my brother and I didn’t have chores so it was unfair to them. Poor babies!

      • Bob Says:

        You and may not live long enough to see it, but what will happen if sea levels rise? Will Cape Cod survive? Or will your house and the rest of the houses and businesses become starters for reefs. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I think I live far enough from the ocean that the property could become shore property!

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