Laura vs. The Storm

Oh what a day! I finally decided to bite the bullet and take a walk, braving the ominous looking clouds. I walked about two and a half miles before I realized that the sky ahead of me was dreary and gray while the sky behind me was sunny and blue. Thinking I’d outsmart the weather, I cleverly turned around and headed for home…the rain, of course, caught up with me 🙂 It must be in better shape than I am…maybe it trains in the off-season?

The episode wasn’t all bad though!—I got home just before Miles did…and was promptly and emphatically assured that he would have made a rescue attempt had he deduced that I was walking in the rain!&#8212My brave knight in shining….khakis!&#8212charging through great peril on his valiant….Nissan Altima!

People and Plans

I went for a nice, long walk in the early afternoon. There is an elderly gentleman who rides a bicycle around the path and I’ve seen him out riding several times. He never fails to make a comment to me, particularly about my walking pace. Today’s comment was a repeat: “Whoa, with that pace, you’re fixin’ to make it all the way around, aren’tchya?” I work very hard to bite my tongue (yet again) and keep from pointing out that any sort of pace would get me all the way around…that is, after all, the nature of a circle. 😉

No plans yet for this evening. I know, I know…we’re two wild and crazy kids…I would enjoy a game of Frisbee IF the rain finds other plans for the evening, and IF I can avoid the cantankerous mosquitoes. A whole brigade (or maybe it was just one renegade warrior) made a considerable feast out of my knees last night. You know, I shudder to think of the day I would leave the house before donning my shield of sunblock, but a little bug spray? Nope, can’t seem to remember that. I am reminded of my mom’s long running joke: she says that she should take supplements for her memory…but she keeps forgetting. 😉

Miles to Save the Day

June’s here! To quote James Russell Lowell, “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays.” Miles has a birthday at the end of the month, so I *know* that June arrives rather pleasantly for him.

We went to see both Shrek II and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban last week. I highly recommend them both! The two films were sprinkled with silly jokes that only I could love, but I think even those who suffer from a healthy sense of humor might perhaps enjoy them as well. We saw the Harry Potter movie on opening day, so it was a packed theater! Miles was disgruntled by poor organization before being directed to our showing…but you just know that he wouldn’t be the individual that we all know and love if he didn’t think that he was captain know-it-all on a crusade to save us all from gross inefficiency. 😉