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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A year ago

A year ago, we had company. A year ago, it was raining. A year ago, our power went out and we had to eat at Horizon Casino, one of the few places with a generator. Watching a retrospective on Katrina's attack of New Orleans last night, I saw things that I hadn't gotten to see during that first five days due to us having no electricity. Lord. I just watched trying not to sob. Tonight's retrospective will be on the MS Gulf Coast and I am afraid I just might sob a bit during that one. David has to go to Gulfport for work on Thursday and I said I would love to eat at that beautiful Olive Garden that we ate at before, but oh wait, it is just a slab now. As is all of the homes, restaurants, and stores. But I am not going with him because he wants to get in and out of there pretty fast so he can get home fairly early, so I'll just stay here. Unless Kathie Murray takes off work!!! But she will be up here in a few weeks, so she probably won't do that!!
And then just around the corner is the fifth anniversary of 9/11. I can't even TALK about that without crying, so I don't think I am going to be watching too much of that on television and I am damn sure not going to see the big screen movies out on the subject, either. I'll just take the reviewers' word for whether they are good or not!!
And continuing in this somber mood, that plane crash in Kentucky on Sunday. It was tragic enough, but there was a couple who had been married the evening before on that flight? Having just gone through the joy and stress of Erica and Fuzzy's wedding, this just broke my heart so much, to think of the parents who saw their children pledge "til death do us part" and then, the next morning. I cannot fathom the grief that their parents are feeling, and I pray that I never will. But, and I know it is a cliche, but there but by the grace of God really fits that situation. Again, dealing with cancer is just not so bad, you know???

It is a beautiful, but extremely muggy day today. I had thought about getting Goober and taking her for a walk at the river park, but I don't think I could take it,nor could that fat little dog. I have to do something to shake off my melancholy, though, but I don't know what to do. David has gone to Natchez but he didn't think I should go because who knows what they will throw at him when he gets there. I think I might bake something. This weekend is supposed to be beautiful and cooler so I am really looking forward to that. I don't remember Labor Day last year, but the Murrays were here so I guess we did something! I just don't remember! I would like to go somewhere and relax so I am going to do my best to make sure it happens. We went to the coffee shop yesterday after David's treatment and it was great, as usual. Daniel and Lesley are going to Telluride tomorrow for the film festival and it is 33 degrees at night there!! Sounds wonderful!!!! I just hope the pilot uses the right runway. So does Daniel.
My mother in law fell this morning on her way out to feed the birds. She lay (laid?) on the concrete for about an hour until a neighbor heard her yell. They called an ambulance and they got her inside. No broken bones, thank God, but I really think that both she and my mother need those "I've fallen and I can't get up" things. Maybe if we give it to them as Christmas gifts!!!! That would work!
A funny thing happened a few minutes ago. I decided to vacuum (don't faint) and so I turned it on and heard a loud "clump" and when I went into the living room to see what the kitten was doing, she was gone! That "clump" was her, jumping off of the couch and bless her sweet little crippled legs, she was running as fast as she could across the room. She is so sweet and cute. One day I will be able to put a picture of her on here so everyone can see how sweet and cute she is!!!!! She is okay,now, back on her comforter on the couch. She has a tough life.
Well, that is it for now. I hope I didn't bring anyone down! Just some random thoughts that I just needed to share, so thanks for indulging me!!


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