Is this the whitest foot you’ve ever seen in your life? When Edith said she’d “fit me in” for a manicure/pedicure after my haircut and hot oil treatment, I didn’t realize just how much “fitting” was going to be done. She’d remove my old polish, then dye someone else’s hair, then do my cuticles, then cut someone else’s hair, then trim my nails, then wash out the dye, then buff my heels, then. . . . When I was finished, I looked at my watch and was amazed to note I’d been there five hours!!! I barely made it to my Not Yet Dead Poets meeting on time. But, it ended up she had fabulous internet service. I sat at the manicure table and wrote my blog and the time flew as usual.
List 2 things you have to be happy about?
I am happy that I am going in two days to see good friends on Prince Edward Island as well as in Missouri, Alabama and Minnesota. I am also happy to have found two wonderful house sitters to care for my canine and feline babies while I’m off cavorting around the world without them.
If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?
I think the most idyllic place I’ve ever been is Bali. I will probably never go back because I’m afraid it would cancel out my previous wonderful experiences there–first in the early 70’s when everything was unspoiled and amazing, then again in the nineties when I went with my husband Bob. I think he had an epiphany of sorts there. I certainly did the first time I went.
Should children be seen and not heard?
Who would want to miss out on the wonderful things children say? When I was visiting my friend Patty and her grandson came running up (after throwing a quarter in a wishing pond at the Holiday Inn where we were having brunch) he said, “Dad. Dad. I got my wish!” I told him I’d made a wish as well and he said, “Oh, did you wish to be younger?” Ah the refreshing truths told by the young and untactful.
List at least five of your favorite first names.
Annie, Katie, Luz, Chloe, Pru, Levi, Riley, Chet, Chad, Samantha, MacKenzie, Abagail, Abbie.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am glad to be amoeba-free at last but sad to have discovered that Frida has an enlarged heart that is making it impossible for food to pass to her stomach and which is also impeding her breathing. I look forward to hearing next week that the IV’s have made it possible for her to get nourishment and that the meds have shrunk her heart , making her breathing less labored and enabling her to keep food down.