Hey, wait a minute! What happened to summer? Oh, right. It rained almost every day for three months and then it was September, when it rained less, but not much less. It’s October 5 and it rained for the first four days of the month. This is not encouraging.

Good morning Chickadee

Not very inspiring. It is pouring today (has been since last Wednesday. I had thought it was Thursday, but I realized in was one of Owen’s days off, so it had to be Wednesday. So every day since October began, it has rained. Apparently each rainy day was a different weather pattern, but from here on the ground, it just feels wet. And now, cold and wet. Swell.

Not much foliage but that’s how it looks. I was hoping for better.

How do you feel about sharing your computer or phone password with your partner?

I want Garry to have them in case he needs to get information from my computer and I’m not available. He files things, but forgets where he filed them. I’m not a lot better, but at least I know how to unlock his computer and the phone recognizes our faces (phew!).

I feel fine about it. I WANT him to remember them or at least remember where he put the information. One day, he might need it.

What is the greatest struggle you’ve overcome?

Having a crappy childhood and learning to react to what going on now rather than being triggered by stuff that happened more than half a century ago. This sound easier than it is.

If heaven is real and you died tomorrow, do you think you would get in?  Why or why not?

I have to think any God who manages a heaven into which I might apply for admission doesn’t take bribes from the rich and send the rest of us to Hell. Life on earth has made that a surprisingly possible item, though to be fair, I don’t actually believe in “heaven” as such. I might be talked into reincarnation.

Otherwise, I’m imperfect, but not I’m too poor — and too non-violent — to be really evil. I figure I’m about average as far as good and bad behavior goes. Considering one thing and another, that should be good enough.

I really wish there WAS a heaven and everyone believe in it so that the really bad people in our world would have a reason to behave better. So many of these people say they are “religious.” My question is WHAT religion? It’s isn’t any that I know about.

What makes you feel like you really need to be alone?

Too many people all talking at the same time. Or anyone talking to me when I’m trying to write. Otherwise? We are alone most of the time anyway, so there’s plenty of alone time. The world would have to change a lot for me to be worrying about increasing alone time.

Do you have any traditions around this time of year? 

Baseball playoffs start tomorrow. IF we beat the Yankees, it could be an exciting post-season. As for holidays?

We used to carve pumpkins and stuff like that, but with no kids in the house, we don’t have a lot of impetus to do it — and no place to show off our efforts. That’s one of the perils of living in the country. We don’t have company except family.

We still decorate a little for Christmas and at least you can see that from the street because by then the leaves have fallen, but we are so far out of town and our house is hard to see even if you are standing directly in front of it, so exterior decorations don’t get seen by anyone but us. Did I also mention we have no sidewalks either?

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5 replies

  1. Thanks, Marilyn, for Sharing Your World and your gorgeous photography! The chickadee looks like he could actually fly right off the computer screen and around my house for a tour! Magnificent! I’m sorry it’s been such a soggy year over your way, it’s been parched over this way. Someone got the ‘mix’ a bit wrong wouldn’t you say? 😉 As to the crappy childhood and subsequent fall out, I agree most heartily. It IS harder to move on than it sounds, and it’s only recently that I’ve been able to do that a little bit. It’s very freeing, if a bit odd. Congratulations on your own success. Have a warmer and a bit drier week going forward!


    • I’ve got 20 years on you. By the time you get to my age, you’ll have found a way to dump the childhood garbage. I know you will because you WANT to and that’s the most critical thing. You need to want to do it.

      The chickadee was right in front of me, inches away. My problem was hoping I wasn’t too close to get a clear picture. I actually used the lens I usually use for flowers, he was THAT close.


  2. Yup I had a glimpse of your childhood in your book. Life is all about moving on. Wonderful bird capture.


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