My autumn back yard

Last Day Alone…

Well, I’ve certainly done a lousy job writing a post every day.

And, where did the past two weeks go?

Right now I’ve got Philadelphia Story on the TV. Kathryn Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for this film. It’s got Cary Grant and James Stewart. I wonder if young people would enjoy it. I doubt it. Too much “old” people talking. Not enough action.

My dad had a couple of lines in Adam’s Rib (starring Kathryn Hepburn and Spencer Tracy) when he was 15 years old. I think George Cukor, or someone cool at the time, was a distant cousin of my grandmother’s. He gave my aspiring actor-father a small role, in which he kept screwing up during filming. Hepburn ended up elbowing him out of the scene.

That isn’t what I was planning on writing, but I’m trying to let my mind wander as it does when I’m driving. The other night I was driving home from work and multiple ideas for posts popped in my head. They were great thoughts. Brilliant. What they were, I can’t remember, but they were profound and would have made you realize how clever I am.

So, my husband is at the Lima airport right now and should be on his way home very shortly. It will be about 5 or 6 pm before I see him tomorrow. The travel time is one reason I doubt I’ll see my son in Peru while he is down there, but we are thinking of meeting him kind of halfway in Panama. I have family there and it’s only a 6-7 hour flight from Los Angeles.

I worry very much about my boy, even though if he were described in a newspaper they’d call him a man. He’s 25 going on 26.

I’ll have to write again to tell how Peru went, but I can say that from the texts and short phone conversations, I can report that the trip was a huge success. They had fun and it was an amazing opportunity to spend some quality father-son time together on a big adventure. Most importantly, I get a new shot glass.

So, I have to think long and hard about what I actually did these past two week besides work. Work, by far, took up most of my time. I had the TV on a lot, but it was more to keep me company. I walked the dog on the weekends, but the poor thing has suffered as I did not walk him during the week so he has been stuck in his yard all day and in the house all night.

I’ve done a lot of work on the computer as I started working on a new website. It’ truly in its infancy, so I won’t include a link (at least not at this time). There’s been minimal housecleaning. The only yard work I did was last weekend when I mowed the lawns. Incredibly, as I was getting ready to mow and do some trimming, my two friends came over to keep me company, and then three young girls about 11-12 years old came over with their rakes asking if I was interested in help with the yard. After mowing, I sat in our beautiful back yard, with beautiful weather, with my two good friends sipping wine and enjoying the relaxing afternoon. Watching kids I did not know do my yard work. Some things are just meant to be.

Now I’m rambling, but I’m making up for all the talking I haven’t done this past week.  I look forward to seeing the husband and to the weekend.



1 thought on “Last Day Alone…<br>Naturally”

  1. Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I am also adding participating blogs to my feed reader. So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, whenever you publish a post I will see it. 🙂

    I have created three bundles on Inoreader so that bloggers can easily visit other participating NaBloPoMo bloggers which you can find here –

    Your blog is in the second bundle.. I also have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts. You may see me drop by again during November, but it might be December before I finish my first drop by to blogs if I don’t get faster at leaving comments. 🙂

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

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