April 30, 2016 1:27 PM
I keep putting those drops in my eye but the floaters haven’t gone away. On a better note I’m finding it much easier to get my brain to talk to my hand. My writing is faster now and closer to how I used to. My synapses are connecting again. My father used to say “getting old ain’t for sissies”. I found out later that it was a take-off on a Bette Davis quote. I guess these quotes don’t hang around unless there’s some truth in them. I thought I’d bounce right back after the fall but it’s taken much more time than I expected. My reactions just aren’t fast enough now. When Emily talked about me not driving anymore I was furious but I guess she’s right. At least I haven’t had to move. Yet. There’s always a “new normal”. Tomorrow is May 1st. May Day. The flowers have started blooming and I have a new Rifle Paper book to fill. Pink Flamingoes on it. (sic). They always make me smile. I remember the flock of them at that hotel Tom and I stayed at in Las Vegas.
April 29, 2016 10:39 AM
Remembering when we had two car keys and we actually had to touch the car to make it start. Tom kept his first car keys. It was a Ford Maverick. They always had a thing for horses. First the Mustang. My first car was a Chevette. It was small but it was perfect for city parking.
April 28, 2016 1:06 PM
I can still remember the summer afternoon march when we got these. It was back in our radical days in Madison. We both had long hair then. I smile when I think about it. Long hair on men is more common now even if they’re old. Meryl Streep may have played Karen in the movie but I think Cher stole the show.
April 27, 2016 10:15 AM
All the buttons my mother saved and most of my buttons went with Emily to her knitting group. She thought they’d use the largest ones and the small ones they’d donate to the co-op’s sewing group. I only kept the bone buttons Tom brought back from his trek in Nepal.
April 26, 2016 2:36 PM
Eyedrops now, but that’s okay. I don’t have a detatched (sic) retina. That’s what Alice had. The doctor said that she probably had flashes and not floaters. She’s totally blind now in that eye. I may not be able to drive but at least I can still see where the bus takes me.
April 25, 2016 6:30 AM
Eye appointment this morning so I’m up early and ready for my ride. It’s only the second time I’ve used the senior center bus. It’s free but I need to come and go on their schedule. I didn’t want to ask Em or Peter again. The boys have gone back to finish their years and I don’t want to change my date. I’m having floaters in my left eye. more than my usual and that’s a lot.
April 23, 2016 12:52 PM
Another single earring but if I’m remembering correctly, this one is supposed to be single. Emily went through a Star Trek phase when she was a child. We watched all the reruns. She just had to have an earring like the one on TV. Tom wore it one Halloween and must not have returned it.
April 23, 2016 8:09 PM
Why on earth do I feel the need to keep things? Like this lone earring. I can’t even remember when or where I lost its partner. I only remember that it was one of my favorites. Black goes with anything. Back into the drawer.
April 22, 2016 7:09 PM
“It’s Norwegian you know.” we would say to each other and then we would dissolve into laughter. I guess every family has their own inside jokes. That’s what I miss the most. All these years later there are no tears. I have only sweet memories. When I can’t sleep I only have to pick ome (sic) and I’m gone.
April 21. 2016 5:26 PM
Another one of Tom’s pocket things. I’m not even sure he used it that often. It’s small and it only has the single blade. doesn’t even have a bottle opener. But I remember it was handy the time we were at the hardware store and we couldn’t keep the trunk closed. He sliced up his hankie and retied it to make a rope.