LISTENING in Postcards 4

  • Oct. 10, 2021, 5:44 p.m.
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Listening is all important. No one asked me what I was going to do today, but I can be found at the sewing machine. I’d tell you that if you asked. Most days I manage an hour or so there. I confess, endlessly sewing leaves is very boring. Even freehand it is a very boring thing. And physically it is hard work dragging the beyond king sized quilt through the small throat of the machine. If I had no end date on my life, I would go get a long arm machine.

I did ask George what he was planning to do today. “Bake bread,” he replied. “Order groceries, get gas at Costco, do a load of laundry, and go play in space,” he told me smiling. I smiled back.

Keeping up with other lives, Bobbie is in New York City opening a new show. “Very successful,” she tells me. Daughter Margot got a promotion which makes her full time with bennies, and Granddaughter Zoe got mostly A’s with one B this latest report card. Sometimes I think the spoken word passes right over my head. Often these days, I can’t even find the word I want. Then I wake and I understood what is happening and find the lost word too. I’m somewhat reassured that some of the things happening around me are getting through.

  • Himself: CBS Sunday morning and all of the above.
  • Myself: Scribbling and sewing.
  • Reading: Henderson’s People. The Clinton/Penny book is out on Tuesday.
  • Watching: CNN’s the Windsor’s, and To Catch a Smuggler.
  • Photo: Mine. 2009. Roberta and Marion.
  • Weather: Cold but sunny.
  • Gratitude’s: That I have the strength to pull that quilt through my machine.

Zipster 6 days ago

Hope you caught the Penny/Clinton interview on CBS Sunday Morning.

MageB Zipster ⋅ 6 days ago

Yes, I did. Delightful.

woman in the moon 6 days ago

You're doing a free-hand quilted pattern of leaves? I'm very impressed. I so admire quilting.

NorthernSeeker 4 days ago

Congrats to Zoe on the good report card and to Margot on her promotion. Also best wishes to Bobby that her art show continues to be popular.

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