ON THE BACK BURNER

I am always surprised that I actually am very comfortable and peaceful being in this semi quarantined environment.The days go by quickly. I treat myself to Amazon deliveries. So far, I have accumulated a crepe maker,books, bras,batteries for my hearing aids,ink for the printer,flour ,yeast, flannel lined jeans and a puffer jacket,and things too numerous to remember. Amazon loves me. I order my food on line. Safeway loves me. I am spending these last 7 months being loved. One of these days, I will have to come out of my cocoon. My daughter in law wondered why I was uncomfortable ordering in food and here I was getting ready to fly across the country with a plane full of strangers. I don’t know the answer. Maybe because the only way that I can get home is to take this leap and fly whereas, eating food from carry out , is something I don’t need . Whatever way I try to rationalize leaving this cozy environment ,really makes no practical sense. It’s just that I really need to be home , even if I know, I won’t have face to face contact with my friends, even though I will still be living pretty much sheltered, even though a lot of things... my home is calling me.

I just discovered that I have a trigger finger. About two weeks ago, I noticed that when I woke up in the morning,my finger was in that trigger position. I had great fun popping it in and out until my daughter told me that there  were consequences to my doing that. It could freeze in the locked position and that could involve cortisone or even surgery. Not good options. So no more playing with my finger .The cause could have been rock moving, my favorite past time or holding a paint brush to do the flowers. I just tape two fingers together when I go to sleep and forget about them. As long as they don’t get in the way of my eating, I’m OK with this.

3/4 ‘s of the trailer have the blooming flowers completed. Today, I painted the centers of the flowers. My son will do the tweaking and I will then start on the quarter of the unflowered  section. After that I have one more outdoor project and one more indoor. I will dig the area for the pavers to be placed. This is the perfect time  to do it. The ground is usually like concrete. With these daily rains, I can have a go at the digging. Then, I decided to paint my bedroom and the storage cabinets.I should just have enough time to do these things before the time that I leave. I watch the daily Covid count every day. I can always cancel my trip if the cases continue to go up. I want to make a blintze souffle for the next Saturday breakfast. There are two grocery stores here. Neither has frozen Blintzes. I could order from Amazon , but there is no way that I can eat a case of them. So I ordered a crepe maker and I will make my own. I am an experienced crepe maker, using the old fashioned fry pan and a gas stove. But ai love kitchen gadgets, so now I have a crepe maker. I’m going to practice and eat them for breakfast today. Wish I had an Ikea here so I could get  some lingonberries to go with them.

We had our Saturday family breakfast , outdoors. The talk is about getting another  tent so all of us can be under a cover. Even when it isn’t raining, which seldom happens, we get misted on. Then we talked about  heaters so we can be a little warmer while we eat. What makes my heart sing is that the kids started out just wanting to protect me and now, they want to continue doing this weekly get together after I leave. That almost makes me want to stay.

I am on a dining roll. My kids treated us to Thai  carry out . I haven’t had Thai since one of my grandson came to visit us in  Venice before he went traveling to Thailand. Bob and I took him to lunch at  a popular Thai restaurant. When the waitress heard that he would soon be leaving for his trip, she wanted to fix him up with her sister. She was serious. Because today is  Friday, it is ,of course, raining. But with our wonderful tent, we sat out and  ate our Thai food. My DiL strung lights around the tent and it was very festive. This carry out option is terrific. Since the Covid presented itself, I’ve gone from eating only what I have cooked for months,and now I am embracing carry out. So far,I have had pizza, hamburger and fries and now ,Thai food. I am so worldly..

Latest comments

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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