Life isn’t’ dull here. The sky is golden as the sun sets. In the mornings, once the fog blows away the sky is blue all day with a strength that leaves you grinning. The trees are a truly lively green now that all the old dead leaves have blown away in that last storm. Everyone has perked up now that the sun stays up in the sky later in the evenings. Even after a delicious but bloating Thai dinner, I know TMI, I’m still awfully happy with this spring of 2014.
The big boss at work wants me to follow her Facebook rules: Shoot single things and put the price on each item. That’s so hard for me to do. I shan’t argue. It makes sense. But I rush in to the store, grab my camera, pray I don’t drop it, and start shooting. I usually have fifteen minutes to take enough pictures to cover three or four days on Facebook. Artistic style and merit go out the windows. When I get home, I fix things on Photoshop as much as possible in a three hour time span, then suddenly it’s dinner time. Poof. I pop a picture up, hope the boss likes it, and I’m done and headed for food. The last two days, I’ve made every effort to get prices too. It's a change, and I dither at changes.
Another change. Our little mall has become popular. The customers and employees crowd in…which is good, but now there are few parking places away from our assigned areas or near work. My truck is bigger than my allotted space, but I’ve finally found a compromise. There are a couple of pathways up to sidewalks. By cheating and parking a bit of the truck in a walkway next to a parking space, I can get it in. I hang my handicapped placard up, and hope they just think I’m dumb or injured and don’t tow me.
I tried the next AARP magazine test for Alzheimer’s this afternoon. Can you smell peanut butter through the left side of your nose? I could on the right, but I couldn’t smell a thing on the left. George could smell the peanut butter through both sides of his nose. Then again, except for the really wiggly lines in the drawings, I did well on the SAGE test. I must admit that doing poorly on those tests scares me, but I will put it all away until we get back from our trip.