It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Seems everyone is moving house these days or just making a new nest for the future.
This is right outside one of our living room windows.
I can almost touch them if I leaned out and tried .. of course, you would read about that in the papers.

Woman falls out of window, hangs off tree branch for hours waiting for someone to notice and bring a ladder. 
She requested firemen but the Porter brought a ladder instead ... 
(You have obviously not seen our firemen if you think this is strange.)

It is hot. These birds were smart to choose a shade tree.
Maybe I should climb out there and see if it is comfy.
I grow weary of being inside .. but walking up the block, you can feel your skin starting to sizzle and I have only so much skin to risk  having  more removed by the dermatologist !
And freckles are only cute on redheads and children .

Pretty soon the people in the mall will know us by name.
They will send me on errands for them .. since I am there and just standing around.
Sometimes I go to the mall, not to shop but to be in a cool place with other people .. as much fun as I am, my sweet  husband can use a little time among other people.

So that is the (non) news from way down here at the Bottom of the World.
If you come visit ... bring ices from Little Italy.

Gracias ~


  1. It's -1F in Chicago, with wind, so the chill factor is way colder. Pretty brutal, and our drought compromised trees, with no snow cover (we missed all of the snow storms so far this year), will undoubtedly suffer. A middle ground would be nice, as like you, I don't like hot and humid, either! Hum...which is worse??!

  2. - 1F ???
    You win !! Whine all you wish.

  3. Well, it's super freezing here! Twenty five fahrenheit. Yuck. I want the rain back. (Out this way, rain goes with forty five degree temps in winter. Oops. I forgot you lived here.. so you already know that! Try to say sort of cool..


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