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Excerpt from a Boring Life
Yesterday was all about walking the dog and grocery shopping, then binge watching Naked and Afraid. Yes, I hate reality shows and this one is pretty much faked, but we like to watch the inept ones who quarrel with each other and forget to bring a pot to get water. We bet with each other on which ones will have to be extracted before there 21 days is up, it doesn't take much to entertain us.
I really thought Mayor Pete was a refreshing voice in the Democratic field and am sorry to see him go. The two I can't stand, Bloomberg and Kobachar are still with us. Of course anyone would be better than the present administration.
The weather has been beautiful but is due to turn cold today. I have been able to walk the dog on most days. My jonquils have not only reared their heads, they have burst into bloom and it is quite a lift from the dreary winter landscape.
I have a visiting angel to help with the housework now and Jeremy
comes by and changes lightbulbs for us. She is not allowed to get on ladders. She is a master of all the attachments on the Kirby, something I have always depended on Ted to do. We work well together and I am grateful. She is Native American and an artist and very adept at crafts. She hasn't found a market for her art but certainly needs to do so.
Two of Ted's brothers are very ill. One has hospice and the other one needs to but he is so contrary that he won't have it.
One of his brothers that he is closest to looks in on him and deals with his housekeeper. The other one is fortunate enough to have a wife who is an RN and daughters who help out on weekends. It is very sad to see these big strapping men reduced to invalids.
Our Laura is going to come home for three days. She bar tends four days a week and has two days as an unpaid intern to a fashion consultant. She is very pretty and does well enough on tips to afford rent and food but we miss her a lot and don't think she will ever leave New York City. My sister and I talk often and are closer than we have ever been. Linda and I keep up with each other by phone and she and Laura will be spending one of her four days with me. My great grandchildren are delightful, especially the naughty little Chandler who has captured my heart.
all the other grand children call me grandma but Chandler calls me Jeri which I find hilarious. Chandler is a real beauty with long blonde hair that hangs below her waist and sparkling eyes of deep blue.
My friends and I celebrated a birthday by eating at Bad Nona's a new Italian restaurant. It was just ok and pricey. I won't be going back. Pasta is not my favorite thing and it was drenched in olive oil with four shrimp and three tiny pieces of chicken. No heat and no flavor. The outing was fun though and it was great to get out.
posted on Mar 2, 2020 3:48 AM ()
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