Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Heat and Happiness

There were none of these fluffy white things in the sky today. It was pure blue and the temperature reached sixteen (a little over 60 american). I had to go to an unscheduled meeting so visited a friend in that town afterward. She had another friend over and we sat out on the deck all afternoon. What a glorious thing to do after a winter. Two days in a row sitting on a deck. I could get used to a life like that but it won't last forever. I will have to stop having surgeries and get back to work sometime. I went for a kilometer walk this morning which is a sure sign I'm getting better.

I went for a walk, went hardware shopping, and grocery shopping and am pretty tired. As I was leaving my friend's house her brother who lives on the same property stopped me to offer me a container of seafood chowder for dinner. He's an ex-cook who is now a house painter. After every painting job he cooks a meal for his clients and the clients he cooked for yesterday requested his seafood chowder. I took him up on it and it's working out well that my son, who doesn't like seafood is eating away from town. It makes me happy how it's all worked out for this tired body.

With all this lovely heat, doing nothing on a deck but watching dogs and birds, and handling gorgeous, colourful fabrics at my friend's house what better music to play today than African. That should keep us in heat for a while. Here's Mama Keita from Guinea with Tougnafo and the South African acappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with Amafutha Esibane.


Ocean said...

soooo much snow here today!!!!! miss you and love you.

Cuidado said...

Snow - really? That's too bad. It was lightly raining but the sun is coming out now.

Ralph said...

A delightful post, Cuidado--don't know how I managed to miss it yesterday. Even on this feeble connection the music was fun--thanbks for the African stuff.
That Mama Keita song has a a treatement very similar to much of Cesaria's music, which I love!

Hope your day today was just as pleasant as yesterday. And how lucky you are to have neighbors who just stop you on the road and give you seafood chowder!

Cuidado said...

It was an African feeling day, Ralph. Glorious and you have it spot on about the luck of havinf seafood .chowder.