This morning when I got up the French doors were covered in a filmy cloud of humidity. I thought maybe it had rained, but the concrete appeared dry. Charlie will have a harder time breathing in this thick mess.
We won’t be going out of course. This will be no different than other holidays where we stay home. In that way my life hasn’t changed much since the pandemic was announced.
I heard firecrackers last night, but I just turn up Charlie’s air purifier and it covers the sound.
Last night for supper I wanted a BLT sandwich, but I had no lettuce. So I cooked up a couple of pieces of turkey bacon, sliced a cucumber and some of the little cherry tomatoes from my garden, and had a BCT instead of a BLT. Bacon, cucumber, tomatoes.
It was delicious.
What I’m Watching:
I took my shower and tidied up and Charlie and I went back to the bedroom. I’m now watching “Keeping Faith” on Acorn TV. I just finished watching “Hidden”.
I usually watch 1-2 episodes and then read for awhile before bed.
What I’m Reading:
Currently I am reading Minrose Gwin’s book “The Accidentals.”
Following the death of their mother from a botched backwoods abortion, the McAlister daughters have to cope with the ripple effect of this tragedy as they come of age in 1950s Mississippi and then grow up to face their own impossible choices.
An unforgettable, beautiful novel that is threaded throughout with the stories of mothers and daughters in pre-Roe versus Wade America.
“Life heads down back alleys, takes sharp left turns. Then, one fine day it jumps the track and crashes.”
In the fall of 1957, Olivia McAlister is living in Opelika, Mississippi, caring for her two girls, June and Grace, and her husband, Holly. She dreams of living a much larger life–seeing the world and returning to her wartime job at a landing boat factory in New Orleans.
As she watches over the birds in her yard, Olivia feels like an“accidental” — a migratory bird blown off course.
I love this author’s books. They are so descriptive and the words just slide along like a perfectly smoothed path in the road.
Free of pebbles, laid with sand, Minrose Gwin’s winding road of deft writing makes you feel as though you are there with her characters. Feeling their pain. Celebrating their successes.
I also read her book “Promise” and I swear it was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Set in 1936 Mississippi, it chronicled in fiction an actual occurrence. A tornado that leveled a town. I can still remember elements of that book because it has stayed with me.
Stay home and be safe. It’s not looking good out there and if you happen to live in Texas, earlier this morning I read that some Texas hospitals are already at capacity.