I watched Chuck, Heroes, and Journeyman and went to bed around 11:30 last night. I woke up at 8:45 this morning. Hope was licking my face and ready to get up for the day.
I had a brownie and Caffeine Free Diet Sam’s Cola for breakfast. I am glad we have brownies because our milk spoiled and I do not eat Lucky Charms without milk.
I called and renewed my library books. I have not been reading much. Computer time limits reading time.
I checked my email and Mom asked me to take her Discover payment to the mailbox. Hope and I walked to the mailbox. Hope pulls so hard against her collar that she chokes herself. I guess I will have to start using her harness when we go for walks. The weather is finally nice for walking.
It sprinkled just a little while we were out looking at the garden. James came down on the four-wheeler while we were outside. He and I talked a little. The rain did not last long, but it drove us all inside.
Mom cooked salmon patties for lunch. They were very good.
I did my lessons on Leonardo’s Notebooks and Corel DRAW 12. I am glad I signed up for these classes. I will probably take the intermediate course on Corel DRAW 12. I know most of the things this course is covering so far. The lesson on Leonardo’s Notebooks was inspiring. He was such a gifted person. If I apply myself, I can accomplish things like he did. I think of my blog as sort of like his notebooks. I can record thoughts and experiences here.
Hope and I walked to the mailbox and retrieved today’s mail. There was nothing for me. Mom got a catalog and a notice to renew our Sam’s membership.
Mom and I cleaned off the bar in the kitchen. It is a catch all area and has to be straightened out periodically.
Alex still is not communicating with me. He was not online again today. I hope he is not staying off the computer to avoid me. I will leave him alone without him having to do that. I can give him his space. I only wanted to talk to him because I love and miss him. My niece, Leigh, suggested that he might have been told to distance himself some to prepare for being deployed. I think he could have told me if this were the case, instead of being rude.
I am going to the country Thursday. I may not be able to post an entry here that day. I will be leaving about 6:30 in the morning and may not get back until late evening. I think I will take my camera along so I can take some pictures.
I wish I had a program that allowed me to make greeting cards with my pictures. I used to have Print Shop and you could do that with it, but I have not had that program in years. Maybe I could do it with Corel DRAW 12. I just have to explore the program more. I guess I am not too interested in doing it or I would find out.
I miss Sam, my friend, who died in June. We would have talked about the television shows I am watching and so many other things that are going on. He was always interested in what I did and how my life was going.
Empty spaces where you were,
No words to console me
For the loss of you.
No more long conversations
To fill up empty afternoons
With telephone confidences.
No more speculation
Over what will come out
In the coming TV season.
No more recommending books
That I have read
Or reading what you recommend.
Empty silence without your voice
No words to comfort me
Through the loss of you.
Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
© October 9, 2007
I wonder if I should send this to Sam’s mother. I know she misses him even more than I do. I cannot imagine what I would do if I lost Alex. I think it would kill me. I know I would wish I were dead.