Month: June 2016
I stirred three gallons of chocolate pudding that took forever to thicken, and I was drenched in sweat, unable to distinguish whether it was the heat emanating from the stove, the 104 degrees outside or one of my hot flashes. Possibly a combination of the three, and strong enough to send me running into one of the walk-in fridges.
In the unremarkable and hectic parking lot of a Trader Joe’s, I shut off the engine to my car but sit in place. David Bowie’s Life on Mars just came on the radio and I listen, intently, singing along to the chorus, until the last of the cymbals dies down. Only then, I grab the shopping bags and make my way into the market.
Summer is officially here so let me dream a little. Of faraway destinations, of trips I always wanted to take and of places I am longing to return to. Not a bucket list, really, just a list of places I would pick if I could pack my bags tomorrow and go. In fact, I will not take a proper long trip until next November but, in the meantime, I can plan ahead. Would love to hear if you have been to any of these places or what your travel plans for the Summer are.
I read, aghast, in an interview with Elle MacPherson, that the supermodel once nicknamed The Body, will not dream of wearing a bikini anymore, now that she has reached 50. Elle MacPherson? The same Elle MacPherson who still looks glorious and gloriously unretouched? I was taken aback and, for a long moment, I wondered whether it was time I re-thought my bikini policy.
Wednesday. I don’t have internet, tv or phone service and I live in an area where there is no cell phone coverage, unless enabled by WiFi. So I drive five miles to call Frontier Communications who, recently, took over from Verizon, my original provider. Let’s just sum up my hour-long attempt to solve this problem with the following snippet of conversation: