Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Because I Can

So we watched the first episode of "Stranger Things" last night and I am pretty sure I can't do that. It made my stomach hurt. Seeing children in danger does that to me.
Hank- what's that show I was supposed to watch years ago? The one you kept telling me about with what's-his-name in it? From Deadwood? You know what I'm talking about. "Unforgiven?" "Unbidden"? "Un-something?" Lis told me to watch it too.
Ah. The aging brain.

So. Good morning. Had another walk. Trying to get out a little earlier and it's helping. Had some delicious yogurt with sliced almonds for breakfast. Made my poor husband eat vegetables with curry spices last night. I think he may actually have liked them. He said he did but he was starving so who knows? The chicken was okay. It would have been a lot better with skin on it.

Guess what I think I'm going to do today? Something I've been threatening to do all summer, which is to take my book and my chair down to the river and spend a little time there, all alone, just me and my book and the river and I'll read and then dip and then read and then dip and then...
You get the picture.
So the book I'm reading.
Oh my goodness. I want to eat it up in one sitting and I about halfway have.


As you can see there, same author who wrote the Olive Kitteridge stories. 
I had to force myself to put it down last night, close it up, turn off the light, close my eyes. 
Deceptively easy to read. A glass-shined ballroom floor upon which your eyes glide so quickly but you know that it might very well end up, this dance, in a fall. So many dances with mothers end that way, I have found. And this is definitely a mother-daughter dance. 

Well. We shall see.

And here I go to finish a few chores around here (isn't "chore" a delightfully old-fashioned word?) and then off to the river where I hope to find a bit of shade in which to sit in-between holy immersions in the Wacissa. Some of us find that one Baptism is not nearly enough and must repeat the ritual frequently for full effect.

Speaking for myself, at least. 

Love...Ms. Moon

17 comments:

  1. I would love to come to your house for spicy chicken curry! My husband doesn't like spicy so everything has to be mild. meh

    My only chore today is folding the 5 loads of laundry hanging outside. It is supposed to be my do nothing day but that never actually happens.

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    1. No. It never actually happens although I've come pretty close today.

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  2. Off to the river. It has such a nice sound to it. Enjoy. I'm off to do some chores of my own. This cleaning the house thing never ends, does it.

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  3. And btw, Mozart in the Jungle was so pretty enjoyable viewing. It won't make your stomach hurt.

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    1. And it is on Amazon, which we do not have.
      Sigh.

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  4. Maybe Justified? That one was pretty good.

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    1. Okay. Well, I was pretty far off base, but yes that was it. And I think that Netflix doesn't stream it.

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  5. Reading by the river sounds like heaven. I love how Elizabeth Strout writes and creates such interesting characters. Have you read Abide with Me? I loved reading that book. Having a chore day here too, just back from the 2600 mile journey to Florida and back. It's good to be still for a bit :)

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    1. That is a LONG journey! Damn, woman.
      No. I haven't read that. I will though. Thanks.

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  6. Your plan to go to the river alone sounds divine!

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  7. Sorry! But the children get incredibly strong and conquer which is why I loved it.

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    1. Maybe I should try another episode.

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  8. ach! I watched the first episode and thought the same thing. Is it a grandma thing I wonder? Have you seen Wentworth. It's the Australian OITNB. Very good. Thanks for the book recommendation! I'm half way through Angle of Repose Wallace Stegner. Oh my.

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    1. Might be. Those little boys...
      Haven't seen Wentworth. Off to check it out. And the book, as well. Thank you!

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  9. "Stranger Things" is on our list. In fact I'm reactivating Netflix to watch that and OITNB.

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