I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Friday, July 6, 2018

I'm back home, with a stream of consciousness

This frozen coffee tasted just like my MawMaw's (I sure miss her). How cute is my niece enjoying her ice cream? Lord, that kid is cute. She's the perfect age to carry on a real conversation. She's literal about everything, right down to correcting people when they say she's a "big girl". "I'm not a big girl," she insists, "I'm just a little girl. And I'm the baby." We discussed her current favorite TV show, Muppet Babies, and she said "I like all of the Muppet Babies. Actually, I like all of the boys." I said "Oh, you like all of the boys, huh?" She reanalyzed and said "Well, Gonzo is kind of rude. Hmm, yeah. Gonzo is just a little bit rude." Ha! I love her. She seems to be an extrovert, which makes her pretty entertaining.

I was sick with my stomach often, and rested on the couch a lot. Mr. Kitty, aka Figaro (they finally named the cat!), was perfectly happy with the fact that he had a snuggle buddy. He kept me company while the kids were playing and otherwise going about their daily routine.

I'm pretty sure he doesn't know he's a cat. He puts his arms around you to hug you, likes being held like a baby (which is what is happening here), and loves to cuddle. He's honestly the best cat in the world. I only see him a couple of times a year, but when he realized I was back to visit, he launched into my arms. Bless him. Figaro is an old man now so I'm not taking a minute for granted. He's a sweetheart.

Zoey and Sadie (and their parents, of course) took me to the Martin Luther King library to see my baby sister, who works there now. I signed up for a library card, so now I have access to not only the ebooks/audiobooks at my own county library in Alabama, but all of the ones at my family's library system in Louisiana also. Score! I'll talk about books again soon. I've almost reached my reading goal for the year.

Speaking of libraries (!!!) I made it to Slidell to visit the TARDIS Little Free Library that I supported on Kickstarter a couple of years ago. I donated a few bucks and a whoooole lot of books. I was happy to see the beautiful finished product in person, finally. Nice work, TARDIS of Slidell!

Of course, I could not leave Old Town Slidell without a chocolate malt from the Soda Shop! I had not had a malt in many many years. Despite omitting the cherry (I hate cherries), it was perfection!

I am back home now and will spend Friday resting my muscles. Saturday, I'll visit my nephew (who is thankfully local) for his second birthday. The remainder of the month is clear, so there will be plenty of naps, World Cup Soccer, Doctor Who marathons, minimalism (still sorting and giving away stuff!), and maybe a little more blogging. We'll see.

By the way, the medical blog is back up and running. It still needs work, but it'll do for now. Thanks for your patience and understanding while I brought it up to date.

Talk to you soon.