wow! Somehow five days passed since my last blog post. Well, I know why. I was under deadline for my Master’s program (David Lynch Master of Fine Arts/Screenwriting), with a treatment for my pilot which was due Monday, and some reading and watching assignments. We also did some work around the ranch, taping up holes in the screens, cleaning the windows. Man! I cleaned those windows but they are still grubby. I’ll be circling back around when it warms up again. We thought we’d have a week of warm weather, but it was one day. And it got hot up here!
I saw this bug.
I Googled ‘bug with long neck and stinger thing.’
We built a ramp for the sweet old fat doggy, and staple-gunned a couple of pieces of carpet to it from the garage to help her with traction. (I tried it without the carpet first and she slid down it on her butt. She didn’t get hurt, but it scared her.) Once we got the carpet on there, we had to coax her up and down the ramp with treats so she’d get used to it. This girl will do just about anything anything for treats. Now she’s always using it to go down, but still likes the couple of stairs to go up. It’s her front left leg/shoulder that hurts the most. You can kind of tell from the photo that she puts her weight more on the front right paw. Arthritis, because she’s about half her weight overweight. Or so. Chonker.
We also had a few nights of a gorgeous moon, Sunday and Monday nights
and then again Tuesday night, the Pink Super Moon, wasn’t so pink but was gorgeous, especially in the swing under the oak tree.
Last night, my brother called me, a bit anxious. He said he watched a report about someone working at Home Depot (as he does, still), who was 63 (he’s 58) who was fairly healthy (as he is) and got sick and died in a matter of days from Covid. We talked about trying to pay attention only to what’s right in front of us. I asked if he’d been meditating yet. He said no, but he will on his days off. Then he told me about the friggin’ approaching asteroid. Mitch had mentioned this a few months ago, but I didn’t know that it’s basically upon us. The target date for the fly-by is April 29th, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch. (Who knew they had an Asteroid Watch?!) Whatever you do, do NOT go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories on this one. I’m still getting my heart rate back to normal after looking for the legit links on this one. As an older friend of mine, who passed last summer, liked to say: It’s just one more damn thing. Deal with it.
And Stay. Present.