An August Special – The Week That Was

August had a gem of a week last week! It was a week…

…with sunshine I didn’t scoot in a hurry to avoid.

…when my deodorant kept me dry.

…to open a few windows, turn on the attic fan and air out the house (and turn up the volume on the record player).

…to drive with windows down to air out cars and heads (with volume up on the radio).

…to watch cats, squirrels and birds. Dogs and chickens, too, if you are lucky enough to have them. Were I still on the farm, I would have watched the cows.

…to rock in the porch swing with an unopened book. I always have one handy but that week had days I enjoyed doing nothing.

…to enjoy spontaneous outdoor lunches.

…to chase down the ice cream truck in town and dream of one with rural routes.

…to think about drinking coffee. I’m a novice coffee drinker. Don’t want it on sultry days.

…to watch the river. That means going out of town unless I want to break the law, but that week it was worth the drive.

…to enjoy baking. I should have eaten less, shared more, but brownies are yummy.

…to listen – to the birds, crickets, katydids – and music and hearts.

…to exhale, to laugh, to hope.

Optimism doesn’t wait on facts. It deals with prospects.” Norman Cousins

About Teresa Pearson Lee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. You might still find me at the reservation desk when spring rolls around. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content coordinator for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist/stringer for the local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness. The material in this blog written by Teresa Lee is her property and cannot be used without express written consent to do so.
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