I hope that all of you are having a decent 2018. You know how it is. Some years are up and some are down. Often in the middle! Hope your 2018 is good. Mine has been pretty good. Grateful. You need those breather years. Do you know what I mean?
The photo is from a really UP day in the restaurant of the Galmont Hotel in Galway, Ireland this October. After a day of trains and vans and seeing the island of my ancestors, I was extremely tired, but happily so. A pot of tea, a newspaper and a view–in Ireland! I still can’t believe that I had that time in Ireland… Dreams do come true sometimes and they make good memories.
Today I’m home with a mug of tea, my laptop and a view of my kitchen in Cramer Hill. Still very good. I’m enjoying this free day and the company of pets. My tiny cat, Reina, is standing on my chest meowing. I think she likes me a lot. My dog, Finn, tries to push her off. He’s jealous. Oh, to be so loved! It’s a pretty much up day to be so desired.
A little down happened today–I got the news that I need a new washer. What happened to those washers with metal, not plastic, parts like my mom had and that I also once had that lasted for decades? I rejoice in a big up that I am able to get a new one.
Laundromat costs add up fast and I always manage to drop a pair of panties on the floor of the laundromat in front of a stranger. It never fails.
That’s my Cramer Hill day. I’m not in Ireland and I’m not pinching myself that I’m in a dream come true, but I’m good. I’m going to finish my tea and look at washers online. UP.
Hope your days and years are UP.
Love to all my readers from Camden, New Jersey,
Marguerite (Wunsch) Ferra
Retired Camden City Public Schools ESL Teacher