More at the Shore: Our poor seashore! Last year Hurricane Sandy ravaged many of the beaches and boardwalks, but as the summer motto claimed, “We’re stronger than the storm!” The most badly hit areas in the central beach towns were rebuilt. The shores were bolstered with new dunes, the streets were cleaned, new homes were erected, and the boardwalks were made new. Then yesterday, a quick-moving fire hit one of those beach towns, and it destroyed the new boardwalk. Now, less than a year after Sandy, they must rebuild again. It’s so sad. Those poor people!
A Day at the Salon: Yesterday was hair day, and it totally wipes me out. My regular stylist is still out on sick leave, but the owner does a great job with my hair. The only problem is that she’s timid about helping me because she doesn’t want to hurt me. I keep telling her she won’t, but she hesitates. My regular girl was always at the ready, so I got accustomed to it. Now, I get even more exhausted trying to do everything myself. I can’t get into the chair easily because of the footrest. I need my walker to get around because there’s nothing to hold. I have difficulty pulling myself up from the reclining chair in the shampoo area. And their teeny-tiny powder room is difficult for me to maneuver in. I’m there for over two hours, and I usually can’t move once I get home.
The Littler Guy: What a ball we had babysitting him. He’s a little charmer with his shy little smile, and I can see he’s going to be one to watch in the future. He eats great, so his grilled cheese sandwich disappeared quickly. Then he went for a stroller ride with Poppy to the library. He wanted more to eat when Poppy had his lunch, so back in the high chair he went for some crackers. The ride to see my mother went smoothly, and he even dozed off. He was a great hit at the home, and we stayed there until his mommy and big brother came. The movie the older one saw, Planes, was good, but he fell asleep in the middle. Now, he’s begging for some sleepover time and baking with Nanny days.
A Party: Tomorrow evening we have to attend an anniversary party for friends and I’m dreading it. I’ll need the wheelchair, so I’m starting out being not happy. Then there will be a lot of noise, so my head will be exploding. It’s a buffet in a hall, so my husband will have to negotiate the platter serving. And I can’t even think about rest room visits. We have to attend because they’ve been good friends, but I so want to just send a card and stay home! I know I won’t last for the full time, so I plan to arrive, say some greetings, have a quick bite, mingle briefly, and leave. Sounds boorish, but it’s all I can handle. The other couple I had hoped to be with won’t be attending, so that, too, is frustrating.
Books: Chamberlain’s The Lies We Told had a very different story line, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I’m back to Kristin Hannah – Winter Garden – and I’m enjoying it. The hairdresser told me she finished a sixteen-book series The Left Behind Series, but it’s sci-fi, and I’m not into that genre. So, I’ll continue with these two authors until I run out.
New TV shows start next week. Hooray!!