Friday, November 13, 2015
It Was A Day
You all, take a look at this blog post, that my "daughter from another mother" posted. Profound and insightful. The first time I had heard this part of her story.
Plus, the knitted bath mitt patterns, Chris designed and I test knitted, are up for sale. These are quick to make. I love mine to use in the shower and little kids love them to use in the tub, with a bar of soap or their body gel.
When I came in this room this morning, the sun was shining brightly through the front windows. This time of year, the angle the sun is at, causing it to be in my eyes and I can't see the monitor very well. So, I lower my blinds and go on. This morning, as soon as I lowered the blinds, the sun went away. It started spitting snow and got very dark.
I wondered. "Did I cause that to happen? Did the sun get mad at me for shutting him out?" So I got up and pulled the blinds up to the top of the windows. Guess what? Within a minute, the sun came back out. I just had to laugh, but I take credit for it anyway. LOL
After my Soap, I decided to drive on up to Howell. West of here (left). As I went out to my car, John and Maisey were walking by. Maisey stopped and came up to me. John and I chatted a bit, it was cold and windy and I only had a fleece jacket on. I told him he should head for home because it looked like it was going to rain. Real dark clouds coming in.
After I drove out, I saw he and Maisey had continued on their walk.
I no more got out of the park and onto the road when a blizzard like you'd see in January hit. Plus it was pelting rain. I don't think any of us motorists could see fifty feet in front of us because everyone slowed down to a crawl--like a 20 mph crawl, and at times that seemed to fast. Kind of idling the motor and just letting the car coast along. It stayed that way for my entire 2.5 drive.
All I could think of was John and Maisey, probably clear up to the end of our street and getting caught in it.
I was in the store for maybe all of 10 minutes and when I came out, the storm was gone and the sun was out. The minute I got home, I called John.
"Did you and Maisey get caught in the blizzard?"
"Man...did we ever! We were clear up to the corner when it hit. I didn't have my ski hat on--just my baseball cap and I just about froze my ears off. Maisey and I both had frozen snow hanging off our hair."
"I worried about that. I could just see you trying to get home...lost in the blizzard...not being able to see...and getting turned around and lost in the woods or fall into the lake!"
"Yeah. I was thinking I should have tied a rope to my house so I could follow it back home. and the thing is, when we got to your house, Maisey went up your drive and sat down. I tried to explain to her that your car was gone and you weren't home, but she wasn't going to move."
"That's because she wuvs me and she knows I wuv her!"
"That's true, but...there we were in the middle of a blinding blizzard and she wouldn't move. I had to pick her up and carry her the rest of the way home!"
"You should have stepped inside here and warmed up and waited for the blizzard to pass. Did you wipe her down?"
Yep. Wiped her down and also myself. We're still kind of cold."
"Well, take a hot shower or a nap. Either one would be in order I think."
"I think you are right!"
<I'm afraid I have become too close to this dog. She's on her last legs and I am going to grieve awfully hard when she dies. Whenever she sees me, she wags her tail and starts walking my way and then stops and just looks up at me with those big brown eyes and I bend down close and she licks my nose--well.............>
I've always been a sucker for big, brown eyes.
A year or so ago, "Isis is just the JV team." Just this morning, "Isis is contained." That man in the Big White House, is just about as bright as a 10 watt light bulb.
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