But I understand. You gave up everything you had to find me. And you found me broken. It's hard for you.

River ,'Safe'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


Pix - Sep 19, 2021 6:56:36 am PDT #9371 of 11114
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

Skipped to the end to announce we both tested negative, so YAY VACCINES.


msbelle - Sep 19, 2021 6:59:03 am PDT #9372 of 11114
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

Steve Rogers is always a valid reason.

I had a pretty lazy Sat and plan an even more lazy Sun. So far only coffee, but I think biscuits and white gravy are in my future.

The plan for the afternoon is cleaning the front porch and sitting out there knitting and listening to an audiobook, then once it cools a bit, mowing the overgrown lawn.


Laura - Sep 19, 2021 7:11:01 am PDT #9373 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Wonderful relief, Pix!! Thank you for sharing the good news.

Steve Rogers is always a valid reason.

This.

Chilling, literally, and hanging out today. Have soup in the slow pot. Sun is out, but still only 57F outside, which is better than the 43F when I got up this morning. Leaves are turning, but still a month or so away from heading south as it is still really warm there and I am enjoying my solitude. I'm a month into Duolingo learning Spanish. Partly for brain exercise, partly because there is a lot of Spanish spoken in South Florida.


Steph L. - Sep 19, 2021 7:21:28 am PDT #9374 of 11114
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Skipped to the end to announce we both tested negative, so YAY VACCINES.

Right on!


Theodosia - Sep 19, 2021 7:32:12 am PDT #9375 of 11114
'we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn't end any time soon"

That was truly fascinating, JZ! Thanks for sharing!

First week back from vacation was quite busy, alas. Also rides got cancelled due to illness, others got priority-moved onto the schedule (a resident funeral -- one of my favorite ladies, alas), my phone auto-pay didn't and that day my phone suddenly wouldn't connect, so I was out of contact when I really needed to communicate.

Saturday I somewhat collapsed with fibro, but managed to push myself to walk to the library and back, then did some adulty things like finding my health insurance card and laundry. Today I have to go grocery shopping, catch up on bills and so on!


DavidS - Sep 19, 2021 9:07:30 am PDT #9376 of 11114
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Skipped to the end to announce we both tested negative

Excellent negativity!

JZ and Matilda are slowly rousting themselves up to go to church. When they return I am tasked with trimming Matilda's bangs in advance of Picture Day this week, and also hanging out with new school friends Zane and Vanessa. Last night she was on a Facetime call with new school friend Carlin and they were laughing the whole time while they did homework together. Laughing like a drain, as Fay would say.

It was a source of some anxiety that Matilda was going to a school without her elementary or middle school friends, but she's just gone out and made new ones (while retaining most of the old ones). One Freshman girl, Chloe, said, "I don't know how to make friends," so Matilda said, "Then I guess you're sitting with us for lunch." Which is what Chloe does every day now.


Steph L. - Sep 19, 2021 9:08:57 am PDT #9377 of 11114
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

It was a source of some anxiety that Matilda was going to a school without her elementary or middle school friends, but she's just gone out and made new ones (while retaining most of the old ones). One Freshman girl, Chloe, said, "I don't know how to make friends," so Matilda said, "Then I guess you're sitting with us for lunch." Which is what Chloe does every day now.

She is 100% your child in that regard. That's awesome.


Laura - Sep 19, 2021 9:17:06 am PDT #9378 of 11114
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

That is delightful to read, David.


meara - Sep 19, 2021 9:18:25 am PDT #9379 of 11114

Yay vaccines!!

I had crazy dreams last night (one of which I was v annoyed to wake up in the middle of and not be able to get back to) but in several cases boiled down to “damnit I really want someone to be into me and me be into them” and this stupid pandemic is the WORST.


msbelle - Sep 19, 2021 9:47:33 am PDT #9380 of 11114
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

Yay negative tests!

Yay new school friends.

I had crazy dreams last night

me too. mine were not at all about wanting mutual attraction. A mobile home with drug using, drug dealing family that vacated the place overdue on rent...I was there to watch a child or something, was caught unawares with them vacating and got caught up in a mess of cops, a bunch of abandoned pets, other drug dealers wanting money, and super super weirdly injured celebrities which I am not sure how that got tied in, but we definitely had people in gowns one of whom was shot and 911 was called.