Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Blush

Such a glorious fall day! This is a Saturday off for me, so I slept in, went for a long walk, and plan on settling into reading for awhile.

This evening, I'm stepping out of my comfort zone, a phrase that means "not staying home as usual and watching a movie with my husband." I got an unexpected invitation from a friend to join her at a symphony concert tonight (she has an extra ticket).  It is my aim to get out, keep contact with friends, but when an opportunity arises, my first reaction is to panic.

Earlier this week, I mistakenly thought that I was locked out of the house, and ran over to our next door neighbors to use their phone. It was embarrassing, but--now I finally know their names. They are very nice!

See? Social contact is not so hard, and totally painless.

And now: the relaxing Saturday. Rock on!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Tears

When someone who knows how to live in the bright spots--every single bright spot--and live a full life from a motorized chair....

writing poetry that brings tears, shows gratitude for everything, despite what has been lost

That's fulfillment.

Then, when the very worst news happens, she makes plans. She has a new goal: to do as much as she can, while she still feels good.

Make it so--the next hope: may this bright spot, such as it is, shine long...

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tibbar, Tibbar...

IF you forget to say "rabbit, rabbit" on the first of the month, you may mitigate the tragedy by saying "tibbar, tibbar."  I did remember the correct utterance, but alas, did not throw my customary blog post up...hence the title of this entry.

What have I been up to this month? The most sensational answer is, we went on vacation to Mexico, to a resort we adore...

The flower arrangements (all real) never cease to amaze.
Somehow, I've never pictured the grasshoppers there. I've neglected them! This guy is as long as my hand.

...and I always have to get a shot at The Scary Picture in The Grand's lobby bar.
There used to be a library here, back when the majority of us didn't own e-readers. It's still somewhat interesting to take a gander at paperbacks people leave, in various languages, but it's mostly a place to use a desktop, should one need to. The whole resort has Wi-Fi, now.

I did not take coati pictures this year because that opportunity did not intersect with me having the camera. A group of coatis is called a band. I saw the biggest band of coatis ever early one morning in the beginning of the week...and I did stop and stare, because they kept coming! And by the way, the band is usually females and youngsters only. Males are loners. And they tend to be nocturnal, so morning is the best time for coati sightings. None of then hung around humans, looking for goodies this year, which is a good sign. They looked quite healthy.

Last night's movie was Now You See Me 2, the sequel to a movie I'd pretty much forgotten about.  It's a fun movie, though I didn't understand everything about the plot. Daniel Radcliffe gets to play a bad guy, and joins some big names in this franchise--Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Morgan Freeman.

And I'm currently reading House of Leaves, by Mark Danielewski, which is both scary and strangely educational.

Other than that, I'm living a life with little news. No news can be good news...and some news gets so tiring, it almost hurts. As of today, there are thirty-six (36) days until Election Day.

So, until next month, let's resolve to stay calm and as happy as possible with life.


So. Whatchaupto?