What’s Left?Aug 18th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion
When I write this column each week - I usually write it on Tuesday night. For some reasons - which I’ll tell later - I did not write this one last night but am instead writing it on Wednesday morning (afternoon now). So, when you are minutes away from deadline - it seems that subjects seem to dwindle away and as the pressure mounts, the ideas take flight. I know what you’re thinking. “Doesn’t she know a few days or even weeks before she sits down to write - what she is going to write about?” No. I usually have no idea and just sit down and start writing. But one thing I have learned over the years, when I write at night vs. the daytime, I write differently. It might not be something most of you can discern - but I can look back on columns and tell by the way I write whether I wrote it at night or in the daytime. I could probably tell whether there was a full moon or not - by the way I write. Anyway, that is a whole ‘nother story. But the reason I didn’t write this last night is that my new dog, Lucy, had just gotten home from getting “tutored” and I was catering to her. She was feeling bad - but I had her laying on pillows in her cage and the cats were leaving her alone. She can see the tv from her cage and she would occasionally watch what was on tv. Anyway, she is feeling remarkably better today. It’s amazing how much quicker dogs and cats do vs. humans when we have surgery. Maybe the vets have better drugs???? Don’t know but all my animals recover much quicker than I do. Thank goodness.
Well, this is back-to-school week and the kids are having their first day back today (Wed.). I know the parents are glad to get them back into this learning routine and maybe some of the teachers are glad to get back - even though I know they have been up there working for several days (weeks) now. I hope you have a great new school year. I will impart some wisdom that my 9th grade Civics teacher gave me on the first day of class as he gave us 2-3 hours of homework: “Work, work, work - it’s the only way you’ll ever be happy.” Now, I don’t know if that’s true - but it does help the time pass.
Go to your happy place!
See you next week!