Saturday, October 22, 2016

Literary Ambition

Fiorella is planning to get going with Phillipa's story again today.  That's the one she put in storage six weeks ago when Husband started his in-and-out-the-window with the hospitals.  Wish her well.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Tidbits a la Mode

Happy birthday to Sonia dog!  She is five wonderful years old today, and Fio loves her more than ever.
Fiorella's prediction of two more Trump biggies before the election has come half-true, but Fio's timing was off.  Instead of it coming before the third debate, it came at the end of it, and el hombre malo provided it by calling Clinton a "nasty woman" like a second-grader saying all girls have cooties. Now let's see if there's another reveal between now and November 7.
When Fio opened her front door and picked up the newspaper this morning, she noticed there were a few dead leaves on it and the porch.  Aaah--fall is here at last.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hi, There!

Fiorella met a Dutch couple at Starbucks last week and, Fio being Fio, she asked them how to say to say "Hello" in that language, so now "Goede dag" has joined "Guten tag," "Hola," "Nee hau," "Bon jour," "Buongiorno," "Zdrahstweetza," "Keefik," and "Nuhmuhstay."

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Misplaced Priorities

Fiorella is outraged at the report that the Smithsonian is trying to raise $300,000 to repair "Dorothy's ruby slippers." In the first place, those were Judy Garland's shoes, not Dorothy's--in L. Frank Baum's book, Dorothy's slippers were silver. In the second place, "The Wizard of Oz" was an enjoyable movie, but those shoes are neither a religious not a historical relic. In the third place, and most important, $300,000 spent repairing costume shoes would be a massive misuse of resources that could otherwise be used to better peoples' lives through education, medical research, or help agencies. Let's get real here--people are more important than celluloid.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What Is This Thing Called "Normal?"

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...the light at the end of the tunnel. Husband has been home from the hospital for a week now and seems to be genuinely on the mend this time.  Meanwhile Minnesota son has gotten the family electronics straightened out and helped with after-care and transportation, and Fiorella's monstrous list has been reduced to half a page.  Still a few things to go--like finding Husband's wallet--but all in all, sanity is returning to Casa Fiorella. She's planning to wash her hair today and has made arrangements to attend a romance writers' meeting tonight. And, wonder of wonders, she's soon going to have time to write again.

Monday, October 17, 2016

One Down, One to Go

Things are looking up. Fiorella's yellow list, the one she called and visited seven places to try to locate, was found--in the cushions of a chair that had been already searched several times. Now if we can just find Husband's wallet.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happiness Is a Happy Family

Minnesota son, who is visiting to help Fio and Husband in the aftermath of Husband's hospital stays, celebrated his belated birthday yesterday. In the afternoon, he drove into Austin for a get-together with Brother and Sister, and, in the evening, Brother came to the house and was joined by Cousin and Wife. There were a lot of stories and a lot of laughter, which warmed Fio's heart.  She slept well last night.