It sure is nice to feel the warmth of this beautiful sunshiny day!
The netting is being returned to the tennis courts at Brownsburg High School today. Construction continues on the premises and that makes for a happy workforce.
Three pigeons are basking in the sun , preening their feathers and scoping out the worksite. They only stir when the starlings jockey for space or decide to make a few rounds above. The birds are perched atop the fixtures of one of the highest light post that borders the court. I call them ‘three little Indians‘ because; before the trio was kicked-out of their make-do loft at the school they numbered a part of a flock of 10. When a new heating unit was installed seven of the feral birds could neither take the heat nor the noise made by the workers and moved to safer quarters.
Feeling ambitious, this caretaker did a bit of yard work. I felt like a bird out of the cage freed from winter’s woes, temporarily. We watched dogs and cats fall from the sky most every day of recently.
I checked every corner of this small yard. I even saw ants headed toward the house in line formation. They have no idea I am prepared for their brief visit , in case they end up in my living space. I can’t send them back across the fence. That would not be neighborly.
This transplant could not help myself from thinking about the 40 acres back home and the country life enjoyed so many years. Yes, I enjoy this beautiful home, inside and out and the fact that Paul and I do not need to work from sun-up until close to bedtime. Those of you that are familiar with our old routine know what I am talking about.
Paul is still waiting to go on the Indy Honor Flight ,a trip to Washington DC , in recognition of American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements, that I mentioned several years ago.
Last week he checked again to see where his name is on the ever growing list. It will be early next spring before he and our eldest granddaughter, Lindsay Terry’s husband, Matthew Terry, his guardian, of choice shall be taking the trip. Our family is hoping that will happen for him.
In the meantime , Paul is scheduled to be examined by ENT specialists next month, as directed by the Sleep Clinic specialist at Richard Roudebush, for further study of his case and possibly another surgery.
We look forward to our next trip to Brazil next month. Both of us have dental appointments with Dr. Dennany.
In the same week, I will have a follow-up examination in Avon on the area of my face where a carcinoma was surgically removed and whatever else Dr . Lawrence Mark finds besides wrinkles and bruising from aspirin therapy.
While I am on the subject of examinations and what not and whatever is on this old mind of mine; I have not taken much time to seriously examine the beautiful violin that I purchased a few weeks ago.
May be, the cold feet thought is holding me back like driving a vehicle, because of four little words , “ You will kill somebody!”
That’s another story on the latter mentioned, a skill mastered by me in Driver’s Education class, taught by Mr. Babe Wheeler over 61 years ago.
I do believe, strongly, I will learn to play the stringed instrument to the best of my ability, given my self-esteem and ample support of others is in a good place these days.
I do believe it is good therapy for the mind and overall well-being to think positive. We seniors should never say 11 little words “I am too old to learn more than I already know!”
This grateful writer would like to thank the readers for the calls and letters that I received last week. A special thanks to State Senator Jon Ford for the comment and an extra clipping of Brazil Buzz.
I can be reached by phone at 317-286-7352 or drop me a line at 649South Grant Street, Brownsburg, IN., 46112.