Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Another Kaleidoscope Day

Today was a reasonably productive, varied day. I actually ate somewhat decently and accomplished some tasks that have been languishing. Unfortunately, it was but a small dent in the general disorder I call home. And I still don't have my library/office organized. However, there is a big bag to be trundled to Goodwill which means a closet is less crowded until I fill it again. The upshot is I'm exhausted so this will be short.

I went shopping this afternoon and picked up a few supplies and bought a couple bunches of tulips and a bunch of mums (cheap!) and filled a couple vases. I like fresh flowers in the house. They make me happy and I think the house feels happy, too. If I wait for someone to send me flowers, it will be a cold day in hell before I get them.

Thanks to y'all who said I deserve this jewelry that Alex gave me. You are kind. I didn't do anything special -- it's just what I think friends should do. However, some of the jewelry is far too grand (read: expensive) for the likes of me. I tend to lose good jewelry so I tend to prefer good costume jewelry except for earrings. For the latter it's strictly 14K gold because my ears get infected otherwise. If I lose one of those, it puts me crazy so I can imagine how I'd feel if I lost any of Bridget's jewelry. I went through some of it tonight and found a couple vintage pieces that I like and will keep but so far, most will go back to Alex.

Tonight I watched the NBA playoffs along with the rest of Northeast Ohio as LeBron James scored 34 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory over the Atlanta Hawks, 99-72. LeBron is a native of Akron just north of me and so everyone is proud of him. His work with children and his many contriibutions to local charities has earned our respect. I have a soft spot for celebrities and athletes who don't forget where they were raised and share their success. LeBron does this well as well as being one of the most amazing basketball players I've ever seen. And this evening before the game, the NBA named him their MVP. It's been a longggggggg, longgggggg time since we had an MVP in any pro sport here in NE Ohio. The last one was Brian Sipe, quarterback of the Browns, in 1980, so tonight was special in our area of Ohio which has been decimated by the economic crisis. It's nice to have something to cheer about here. All I can say to LeBron and the rest of the Cavs is: keep it up and bring home the Championship -- we want to smile some more.

Tomorrow, I'm going to try to get some more work done here and check to see what Alex needs for help and will stop over to see what I can do. Beyond that, I'm brain dead so I'm tottering off to bed. Hope y'all are well and happy!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!


  1. I'm glad you seem to be doing better, Kay. And keep the jewelry!

  2. I'm glad you've decided to keep some of the jewelry. You might want to keep one piece even if you'll never wear it if it especially reminds you of her (like you remember her wearing it).

    There's something special about having flower in the house. When we lived in California I had roses in the yard --- LOTS of them, so from about the end of February to the end of November (sometimes right up to Christmas!) I could have at least one or two roses in the house --- on the dining room table or by my desk --- I loved it, and it's one of the things I miss most now that we live in "cold country"

  3. Get some well deserved rest, Kay. You have certainly earned it. As for the house, I discovered a long time ago that housework will wait and, in the scheme of things, is not too important.

    A truth I learned is that some people live in their house and some people let their houses control them. (I paraphrase, but you get the idea.)

  4. Good for you for getting some things done, Kay. It always makes me feel better to get some clutter cleared. It makes me feel in control again.


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