I am up well before the sun today. Woke up at 4 AM or thereabouts, and got out of bed an hour later when I realized I was just AWAKE. Not still tired, or sleepy, just awake. Not too much on my mind, but bits and pieces of things.
My allergies are the immediate cause of me being awake writing a blog at 5:30 am. It rained the other day, and they were gone for a good 24-36 hours. No sneezing, no swollen sinuses, no runny nose, no itching. Then they came back with a vengeance once things dried out and the wind started blowing. It’s been beautiful but windy here since the rain. Blowing lots of pollen around. I am guessing the allergies will last longer here. There’s a longer blooming season, and it’s all stuff my body has never been exposed to before. So…I guess there is a trade-off for living in paradise.
I met a really nice man yesterday. Unplanned, we spent the afternoon together down on the waterfront. Walking, talking, stopping for a drink, and a bite to eat. It was lovely. I so needed that, especially after the last two weeks and all the literal craziness.
One of my old co-workers has been texting me the last couple of days. It’s been nice to catch up with him. His wife is a good friend of mine too, though obviously I don’t know her quite as well as him, since I worked with him for 12 years every day. I know her well enough to know I think she is awesome though! She has stage 4 lung cancer, though you would never know it to look at her. She is beautiful. It’s metastasized into her brain now, but they seem to be holding it at bay right now. No new growths on her last CT scan. She has fought this for 5 years now, valiantly. They have a boat, and he knows what an avid boater I was and would be if I had access to a boat!
My lawn has needed cutting, and I have procrastinated getting gas for my mower and seeing if it will start. I’ve not started it since I moved here. So, I called the guy who was mowing it for me since I bought it and when I wasn’t here, and through the fall to come do it. He did. I didn’t think that he’d even do the back yard, because there’s no grass. Just some stuff poking up through all the banyan leaves, but not grass. However, he trimmed it all back there, and when he did he cut the wires to two of my solar powered strings of light on the tree. GRRRR. I had to order replacement strings yesterday. They don’t cost much, but it’s a pain to put them up and take them down. So irritated. I don’t think he saw them though, they are thin wires but the little solar battery packs are stuck in the ground, and I don’t know how he could have missed those. If I have him come back, I’ll tell him though, please not to do the backyard!
I just watched a figure skating performance by French skaters Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres on FB. I think it is the most beautiful pairs skating I’ve ever seen. It was flawless, breathtaking. It was done to “Sounds of Silence”. If you have a chance, look it up. Probably on Youtube, or maybe it can be found searching their names on FB. I can’t copy the URL because it’s a FB URL. It was posted by Ice Skating World.
I see the Russians hacked the French election. They are passive-aggressively trying to take over the world again. I bet Vlad beats his shoe on the table when he’s alone.
I read a British satire about how the country will pretend the queen is dead, and that they are in mourning when tRump visits there so no one has to meet with him. And then will be miraculously healed when he leaves. LOL. I do have the link to that if you want to read it. It’s not too long, but it is funny!
My sister texted me that she was buying tickets to an Improv for next Saturday night and she was getting me one too, and wanted me to come over to her place next weekend. Which is awesome, because it’s Mother’s Day, and both of us are nowhere near our kids. That should be a lot of fun!
My son is moving today and tomorrow into his first apartment. He’s pretty excited, and very ready to do this. He’s got a roommate who is a friend from CT, so they know each other well, and have planned things out well. I’m super happy for him, and looking forward to going out to visit him!
My ex has not tried to reach me since his release from the hospital. I am so glad. Hope that’s a trend that lasts forever. Idk if he’s tried to reach my son or not. He’s blocked on both our phones. I don’t think my son even checks to see if there are blocked voice mails, because he never listens to a voice mail anyway, lol. If he doesn’t answer the phone, I just text hm.
I’m tempted to go to the beach today, but I also have a feeling I’ll be taking a nap this afternoon, because I’m up so early. But then again, I could just go to our town beach for like an hour and sit in the sun. Soak up some vitamin D. The wind seems to have died, and it’s going to be in the low 80’s. Perfect beach day.
I guess that’s all the bits and pieces for now. Stream of consciousness this morning. It’s so quiet in here. Makes me think of the Van Morrison song “So Quiet in Here.” (“This must be what paradise is like, so quiet in here…..so quiet in here.” Think I’ll put the song up. Love and light, all.