Walking downtown I saw a Sussex Street store has a liquor licence certificate in the window of the reno. I expect it is not staying a shoe store but for those like me who abhor shopping for shoes…If I were given to drink for courage, that does sound like a good pairing of services.
I figure my shoes have another few months before they fall into pieces. And until strangers start ordering me to do something about the state of my shoes.
Until then, let them leak. Somewhere in the basement I have shoe goo. But maybe that time of need is past. We have snow so no more puddles for a while.
I missed 13 Thursday again. Actually I missed Thursday in general. Went out with a migraine. We both went out. Only I came back.
Migraine is lost but I’m still in a flat-energy migraine trough. I used to push myself in this stage, but I learned I can work up discipline and tense all my muscles for the heave-ho, stand and grunt with scrunched eyes and when I open my eyes find all the heavy lifting of others has already carried the piano away.
I’m tired and have done nothing other than lean my intention. Great emotional energy spent but I get a tiny fraction of normal productivity. And no product. Better to sit with monkey mind boredom in the dark and wait for the other end. Rest until mind, body and whatever other sector is ready to go again. Every flow chart arrow points to the same end. Full stop.
Quote: “Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”
July 21st, 2009 was his funeral, but Oct 26, 2007 he had head trauma and his first death.
Finally this year when I dream of him I can see his face like it’s a visit. We are in a warm shared space. I keep serving him meals, doing his chores. Making things right to the man he was in his 50s and 60s.
There have been over 1500 views of the Dad slideshow. People are going for the soundtrack but still, that’s surreal. And why didn’t I video his voice even if it was a gruff, ‘put away that camera’?
Quote: “”Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”~ RIP Doris Lessing
In the early 80s I fought a key fob of a rabbit skin at a farmer’s market or maybe a plowing match.
In the late 80s I bought faux fur to sew a googly-eyed pencil case. Which I still have, somewhere.
In the early 90s on St. Catherine Street, Montreal I bought a feather boa. Another customer sidewinded up to me and said in paranoid tones, you know where those come from don’t you? They make them from the tails of stray cats.
What does that add up to? Major cat toy excitement. You never know when a plan will come together from parts.
Quote: “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ― G.K. Chesterton
Thank goodness this cat doesn’t mind the sound of laughter for she sure causes a lot. Every time either of us goes up or down stairs she considers our first step on the stairs a starter gun and she runs from where ever she is to beat us to the top or bottom of the stairs. She’s not so good on smooth wood floors yet and sometimes as she leans like a dirtbike into the corner she wipes out and whomps into a wall.
Or if I’m walking sleepy she does tortoise and the hare and lies down on a landing and grooms while I walk down and then races past me to still beat me to the bottom.
After the radio show last night I even got back in time enough to see some of the trick-or-treaters. We got a few dozen kids but even with some double-dipping, we, um, overprepared for candy.
If you want book booty here’s a plug,
Here are some of the books to win for being a donor for CKCUfm and mark pretty please, Literary Landscape as the show of interest. The drive is on for another 10 days.
Quote: “I’m just preparing my impromptu remarks.” ~ Winston Churchill
A pair of country pumpkins for WW.
All this and what’s more, a goat riding a horse. No where near here of course.
Quote: “When you get an idea, it’s not going to be a great idea until you push it,” she says. “You’ve got to push it until it’s uncomfortable. And then you’ve got to ask yourself, ‘Does my project say to my audience what I want it to say?’”
~ Neko Case