ON THE BACK BURNER

I can see the future ... and the future is that the person who is not our leader will resign, leaving the text books to say that he was the first, absolutely the first, United States President to resign.  No one ever did that before. His name will be in school books . He will be in their history books. No one will ever top that and he will be famous in quiz shows and Trivia games. That should make this psychopath feel really proud. He has done something no other American President has every done. That could be a major problem for the Republican party. Who will they nominate to run as their candidate. I can see all of them scrambling to find a viable candidate. They will ask for the election to be delayed because they have to find a candidate .They will go to the Supreme  Court for a ruling. Wait, did I just have a daymare.Maybe I wasn’t dreaming.

Since my dentist in Venice retired and since I may be in PortTownsend for awhile, I found a dentist here. A couple of things happened. His fees are lower than what I am accustomed to paying...I am a self payer, so that is a plus. And ,he gave me a less expensive option for a problem that I have had,  but didn’t act on. I consider this a win win appointment for me. And I didn’t have to parallel  park. I am a champion parallel parker. Bob taught me how to do this and I am really good at it. But now , I am using my grandson’s girl friend’s car, while they are working in Alaska. I can hardly see over the steering wheel and I am not that comfortable with whatever is on my right side.I drive a mini van and I get a great view, on all sides of the van. I can park that baby any where. I can’t remember the last time that I drove a sedan.The loaner is automatic, thank goodness. One challenge for me is to remember to put on and then release the parking brake ,when I park. I don’t think that I have ever used my brake  in  Venice. I would have to think about where it is and how to release it. I do know that it is not where you would think it should be. That is sorta how it also is with my spare tire. We had the van for years before I found out where the tire was and it was a grandson who showed me.Fortunately for me, Port Townsend is small enough that there isn’t much parallel parking. I’d have to drive until I found the perfect head first space.   I can back up.But not in a straight line.

One of the things about the weekends is that that person who is not our leader,seems to always come up with some real zingers. . I applaud every stupid thing he misspeaks , and then back paddles digging a deeper hole for himself  and his dumb buddies who fall in with him.I am trying to be careful in what I say, but I hate the guy. I tried to do the act of walking in his shoes to try and understand why he is so callused, so afraid,so needy, so psychopathic. And honestly, I can’t come up with any sympathy for the crook.He is so opposite of every thing that is me. I am a moral person. I am truthful. I am compassionate. I understand when a person who is more knowledgeable  than I , in medicine and the environment, tells me what has to be done . I have no ulterior motives. I am not  antisemitic.I am not a racist. I don’t build walls.I don’t go bankrupt.I don’t hurt people with deeds or with name slurring. He is just not a good person. I question why anyone ever voted for him in the first place and in the second place, how a person could consider voting for him again.

I think that I have just made up a new truism. “You can take the kid out of an adult.”I couldn’t think of what to have for dessert on Friday night. Washington state cherries are plentiful, so I decided a bowl of cherries would go just right for  dessert. Then I thought that I should have some thing  to go with them, so what to do? My favorite... marshmallow bars. I thought of that when I was in the grocery store. The marshmallows were staring me in the face and the next aisle had rice Krispies.I have a thing about rice Krispies. They have to be name brand. When  I told the kids what was for dessert, they laughed. Too grown up to eat them anymore. After dinner, I put a plate out, along side of the cherries. I only put out one bar per person. I noticed that the bars were gone, so I went back into the kitchen and put the rest of the bars out. There was one left for my dessert . Too adult .? Just kids at heart.

This is my fourth Shabbat here in Port Townsend and the second family Shabbat. It has rained each of them. That wouldn’t be so bad, except we are eating outdoors at 3 tables. It’s doable and fun. My grandson and his girl friend sit at what we lovingly call the kids table. They brought their own plates and utensils this time.And wine goblets. They are putting on the Ritz. My son and daughter in law,aunt and uncle to my grandchild, sit at the table ,under a sun umbrella on my deck. I sit on a kitchen chair next to a small folding serving table ,on the deck, at least 8 feet from my son. It can be done. My son is the designated server. Everything was going great until we heard a crack and small explosion. To protect the Sabbath candles, we had a glass lamp shade that was must hanging around and thought it would be a great idea to cover the candles with the shade so that the brisk wind and intermittent rain, wouldn’t blow them out. I guess in hind sight that wasn’t as great an idea as we thought. The lamp shade cracked and shattered tiny pieces of glass around, just missing the challah. We were so lucky. No one got hurt, Dixie was sitting in the doorway and no food came close to the splinters. We thought that it was crazy that a lamp shade should have done this , when we thought that a light bulb would be hotter than two candles.It has rained 14 out of 15 weekends, the local NPR station told us. This is unusual, even for Port Townsend. But it hasn’t stopped our Friday dinners together . Candles, wine, challah and umbrellas, nothing better.

Latest comments

07.06 | 18:48

Have a wonderful time Leona.

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17.05 | 09:52

Leona, continued, you have a way with words so just write. No judgement ! ! You are blessed with the ability and gift to write,

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17.05 | 09:49

Leona, write about your experience in Israel with the virus and your flight home. Would all be different for us and very interesting. You have such a way with

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16.05 | 14:55

You are quite the writer...you are done for May 27! Relax!
We did get a good response! Susan

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