Himself: Swam, read worksheets, familiarized himself with the clients needs, had a good morning on the computer. Lunch, books, putter, feel better at last after dinner.
Herself: …and the infrequently written in quilt blog too: Swam with a replacement teacher who kept the class in shallow water. I floated away into the deeps. Errands, cutting out blues, a simple dinner that made us both feel well.
Gratitude: For SoCalFrank’s salad.
When my mother in law began driving off the freeways always the long way, I didn’t understand. When my mother gave in and sold her car to someone, I couldn’t understand that either. Perhaps I could only see their lives through my selfish viewpoint.
This last year, The Geezer has done most of the driving. I’ve just ridden along, tagged along…I of the “freedom of the road” became a ride along wife. Map reader yes, and he would take it away and verify where we were going. Ride along, yes, but he would stock the car, he would be in charge. Oh, I would take Georgianna to the Poet’s Group, and occasionally I would run to the store. No great escapes for me.
Starting yesterday, I was in charge of my own destiny again, and it wasn’t pretty. I drove through Monday’s errands with some sense of accomplishment. Pick up this, then pick it up again after the bank card quit working and I went up to get another…that sort of morning. Today was different; it was off to get a mammogram. I could have stayed home, but I risked it all. Map printed, water in car, insurance card in hand and no deodorant on, I was ready.
I got lost.
I felt the fool.
Was I going to give up? Not on your sweet life, not me. Part of the problem was that I couldn’t see the numbers, and the other part was that‘d forgotten to write the suite number down on the map. I was the fool….just a bit. Eventually I found the right spot and was whipped right in to be gently smashed. Getting home was no problem tho the freeway seemed to be doing 80 to my 70mph.
I can see the end approaching, but I’m not going gently into this busy night without a car….not quite yet.