Saturday, December 13, 2014

Why I don't like rain


When two inches of water falls in the foothills, we get the vapors, and are liable to do any sort of crazy thing. Like lift a river rock and let it slide from the hands, directly on top of the left foot. Stuff like that.

And then you have two weeks where you've got nothing to do, but sit in a chair, moan, and watch the world go by.

But you know what the worst of it is? Depending upon where your chair is situated, you may realize things, things you've never noticed before -- for example, that painting of your grandmother, the grandmother you never met, but for some reason have the painting of, a painting that always creeped you out, because her eyes followed you around the room. Well, that painting has been looking over your right shoulder all these years.

And that's not the worst of it all.



The worst is -- after two weeks, you realize, the creepy grandma and you bear a striking resemblance.



Or maybe it's just the Excedrin PM talking.

26 comments:

  1. It's just the Excedrin PM. {Whatever that is!!} Ouch ~ sorry to hear about your tootsie, KB.

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  2. Hahahaha! Poor you. Maybe tomorrow night, skip the Excedrin and try some scotch?

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  3. Creepy grandma knows all.

    How did you get home? I had to crawl/scoot across the yard and throw gravel at the living room window.

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  4. I can't get past your photo. You look like you're in the middle of a heartburn belchy gas moment. God, I love you.

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  5. No, it was my French Pfffff. (and can anyone tell me how to turn off this ghastly word-verification? I can't even verify me.)

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  6. I don't like rain too, principally with lightning and thunder.

    To turn off this word- verification I did this: Go to Settings, go to Post and comments, on Comments Location choose 'Embedded' comment form instead of 'pop-up'. I did it and it works!

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  7. Your grandmother's saying "What on earth did you lift that rock for?", isn't she? Hope you're out of pain soon. Did you break any toes? Can you drive? Are you running out of food?

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  8. Oh! I am so sorry, Karin, that you hurt your left foot.
    I hope you will be ok soon!!

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  9. Well, I don't think she looks so creepy. Maybe she is worried about you instead. I am reminded of my husband's ancestor who hangs in the dining room. He peered sternly at me until we finally married and now he is quite benign.

    In passing, may I suggest you keep your foot in your mouth instead of under a rock? The dangers are more subtle. In matters of hobble and gambling, you saw my gouty toe and raised me a smashed one. I concede.

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  10. Uh-uh Bellis, she's saying "What on earth did you drop that rock for." And the foot is better, leading me to believe I didn't break anything or at least anything of importance.

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  11. Of course she's watching you, dear. She's concerned for your well being.

    Glad to see you didn't get washed away in the rains, and that your sense of humor isn't drenched.

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  12. I bet your Excedrin PM talks almost as loud to your river stone experience as as my half bottle of codeine cough syrup did to my kidney stone experience of last Friday. I was hearing things for (from the couch) for 24 hours. Mostly it was saying "Do nothing and do it slowly."

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  13. It's true, K. I'm missing out on a really nice party tonight because it would be an opportunity to put the wrong foot forward.

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  14. I ignore the verification. It's just a front, doesn't do anything.

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  15. This is the kind of thing that happens when it rains and we stop dropping rocks on our left feet and 'just sit'. This is probably why Suzuki Roshi talked so much about 'just sitting'.

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  16. I've been just sitting, for days. Suzuki Roshi would be proud.

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  17. Sounds like several "Zen moments" that turned into days....

    Hope your foot heals soon. And probably best to leave Grandma hanging where she is -- and not in your bedroom....

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  18. You're so right. There are no paintings in nature.

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  19. Days confined by the weather can do a mental number on us. With all the rain and all E PM was probably only a 'minor player' in your drama.
    Exit stage left.

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  20. Are ya mindful? Are ye? I'll tell ya, I am mindless. err... mindempty. Rattle rattle

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  21. You could do worse. She could have a beard.

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  22. Maybe it's not the excedrin. Maybe it's the foot talking.

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  23. I can hear a nurse friend who'd say to me, in that circumstance, "You need to be seen."

    She means "seen by a physician," naturally, but how that expression came forth I have no idea.

    If memory serves, someone observed in your comments some time ago that a series of dry years can be followed by very wet years in Southern California.

    Not there yet, by any means, but it's a start. I love Southern California rain storms. They fill Sturtevant Fall, Millard Fall, et al..

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