Posted by: chlost | April 17, 2011

And the world is doing just fine without me

Yesterday morning we awakened to a dusting of snow on the yard. On April 16th. I was going to take a photo, but it was much too depressing.  It was, as Winnie the Pooh would say, “A blustery day”. Miserable.

The river is high, but has already reached its crest. All down from there. The little island that we have here is mostly under water. I can only imagine how cold and strong that water is as it moves downriver. We have some fools around here who have thought it would be fun to ride kayaks in the river or drive across a flooded stream. Only very competent law enforcement personnel have been able to save them from themselves.

Today is my husband’s birthday. We had a family gathering yesterday. It was great to have everyone together. I missed our daughter, who lives on the west coast, but everyone else was here. Just burgers and brats, beer, kids and dogs. A bit of chaos just the way I like it. Unfortunately, because it was so cold, we couldn’t be outdoors, but we had a good day. Somehow or another, I am now married to a 57 year-old man. I never pictured that for myself, and I am completely flummoxed as to how that happened to me.

We are hoping to get out and do something today for husband’s birthday-but he can’t even come up with something he’d like to do. Just shows how boring we have become. It is limited by another cold and windy day. But I have hoped to get in the car and head out for the day. Still working on that.

I have taken on another crochet project, as my oldest granddaughter wants a blanket like her sisters’. So we went to the yarn store yesterday to pick out the yarn. Wonderful bright shades of pink, purple, orange and yellow. She was disappointed that she couldn’t take a blanket home with her after picking out the yarn.  So I am going to have to work hard to get something done for her quite soon.

I can’t stand to hear another word about Donald Trump, that Ryan goofus, or any of the other crazies in the political scene. I am completely disinterested in the royal wedding. I know of no movies which are of interest to me. I am not currently reading any good books. I feel as though I have detached myself from the outside world. That is not like me.

It is not that bad.



  1. I have similar feelings of detachment; and now that I have acknowledged that our political system is “rigged”, I focus now more on what I do have control over. I browse Netflix and don’t see anything I am dying to watch. Often I get movies that I have not seen in decades and re-watch those.

    • I try not to be jaded, but it has gotten very hard lately. Movies are a great escape. Better for me than drinking, I guess.

  2. That was so cute – your granddaughter thinking she could pick out the yarn and have her blanket made in a day! Children have a magical sense of time and this keeps the rest of us on our toes! She must be adorable!

    • The picture of her clutching the skeins of yarn to her with both arms is one that will stay with me for a long time. I may not be objective, but she is totally adorable!

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