Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
It was 6:43 AM when my eyes popped open this morning. Somehow I thought of the Senior’s Prom, an event Sue and I went to for years and years. Wow, she could dance all evening long, leaving me huffing and puffing.
I beat the Sun by eighteen minutes! Dang, I should have gone out on the back wall and crowed like the neighborhood rooster. I would have probably got shot!
Eyes not quite opened, I felt my way down the hallway and barely made it to the kitchen. Turing on the new coffee maker and hearing it come to life got the heart started; this was a good thing.
I decided to go back to my old routine, and therefore I hit the shower. Knowing the house was 67 degrees, I threw my bathrobe in the dryer and set it on high. Good shower, a delightfully warm bathrobe, life is good. I danced around the bathroom singing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story.
Geez, I forgot to mention, I slipped on to the scale, and I am just over 209 pounds this morning—ten pounds in three weeks. At least the damn scale is not saying,” One at a time please” like it used to! I can see under two-hundred by April! Yeah!
Today, since I will be alone as part of the virus control suggestions, I decided to accent the dining room wall with yellow paint. I removed all the pictures, which were mostly of wine-related topics. They are going to live in a less conspicuous location as they bring me no happiness at this point in my life.
Off to Lowe’s the Silver Ghost, and I sped. We plopped down the paint sample and asked for a gallon! Then it was off to get brushes, rollers, patching plaster, drop cloth, and other necessities. The paint-lady was quite helpful.
While I was out, I dropped by Ralph’s and did not even get out of the car. There was a line! To crazies are back. Guess they needed more toilet paper, duh!
I crossed the street and went into Sprouts Market, where I got everything I needed. Salmon, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, celery, baby spinach, and dressing. Good going, Sprout’s!
Returning home, I whipped up lunch made of chicken sausage with spinach ricotta ravioli. Damn, that was good! No need for food for the rest of the day! I may have a drink a little later, perhaps some purple gin? I did have a glass of Sue’s champagne, alcohol-free, and it was pretty good!
OK, armed with a gallon of paint, I began. It took only about twenty minutes to do one wall, and that’s all I wanted to do, just an accent. It seems bright, but it will settle down when I put pictures on it.
While it was drying, I watched another episode of “Salvation.” I am at season one, episode six already. Now I am getting to know the characters!
Colleen, Joe, Lisa, and Colleen called this evening just to make sure I was OK and see if I needed any foodstuffs. I took inventory and I am good for at least a month or more.
OK, it is done! Looks pretty good considering I have no eye for colors! Robin and Colleen approved from the pictures I sent them so it’s probably acceptable! Tomorrow, perhaps a different wall and a different color? We shall see. Looks like rain is in the forecast!
Crash time was 10:30 PM but I did watch a little bit of TV before turning on the red light!