Monday, August 3, 2015

And speaking of writing ...

After going to the gym this morning, I got some work done on Wacky, which should make me feel good. On the other hand, I see that I made no significant progress on it for almost the entire month of July. Other things occupied my mind ... But now I will try to get serious about it again. Well, maybe not serious. It is intended to be funny.

Michelangelo left for Chicago today. We may see him there when we go to visit Rebecca & Co. later this month. And he may return in September with Chris and Cindy (see this post) for another Ishnala excursion before we move on.

I said goodby to him and headed off for lunch with Kathie, the woman who worked with me on the Bookmobile. We tried to get together for lunch last week, but she had a doctor's appointment that ran way way way late. Today we ate at an Italian place that we both like in downtown Reedsburg. We had a pleasant meal and visit for the most part.

Kathie is a brain cancer survivor. Some seven or eight years ago, she had surgery to remove tumors and further treatment that was generally successful. Nonetheless, it left her with some memory deficit issues. She retired from a lifetime of teaching first grade and went to work for the library. A couple of years ago, she had a stroke that led to other problems and to a decision to retire completely. Since then she frequently experiences short periods of blankness and confusion. Today she had one of these episodes just as we were finishing our meal and getting ready to pay. The hostess at the restaurant was not sure what was happening, but she saw that I was calm and apparently taking care of things. She was very gracious and patient. It is sad to see a friend in this situation, however. And it happens now almost every time we get together.

No comments: