“Would you like some eggs?” Denny asks me from the kitchen. “Sure. And if you could grill a bit of tomato on the side, that would be great. And put the eggs on a bed of spinach. You probably won’t have time to do hashbrowns, though.” “No, I won’t.” Denny is off to work this… Continue reading Episode 63 – Is That a Purse, Mr. Denny?
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I think I get a certain look on my face when I am in writing mode, and I think Denny can tell when I’m mentally taking notes. Sometimes he tells me, “You should put that in your book.” As we were driving in the rain yesterday, heading north, up the I-5 to the Peace Arch… Continue reading Episode 62 – Phone Plans
I am looking at the end of our L-shaped sofa where my stack of reading material tends to accumulate, within reach of my favorite chair. I see the remnants of a dream. Books, maps. For my trip to New York, Boston, New England. I wanted to visit Harvard. Now it looks like I might not… Continue reading Episode 61 – A Waste of Money
Yesterday evening I suggested to Denny that we go for a walk. We got to the outside door of our condo building and realized it was raining. I wasn’t dressed for rain. So we went back inside again. Today is my day off and I decide to go for a walk on the Seawall in… Continue reading Episode 60 – Celebrating
We are sitting in the living room, with our breakfast plates. “These are the best hash browns ever,” I say after my first bite. Denny goes into a descriptive of how to make them. “First you have to chop the potatoes into small pieces and microwave them until they are almost done. Al dente, like… Continue reading Episode 59 – Costco Pants
Denny hands me my mail. I’m working on my novel in the bedroom. I toss the mail on the bed and check a recent text message. I am trying to remember something Denny told me about why some of my phone texts are in a blue bubble and some are in green bubbles. It has… Continue reading Episode 57 – Best Auntie Ever
This morning I had the inspiration to toss on a coat and a hat and head to West Van and go walking along the seawall. When I mentioned this to Denny I thought he would encourage me to go to the seawall. I even added, “walk along the seawall with my husband.” But he simply… Continue reading Episode 57 – Impression Management
“Listen to the birds. Listen to them,” Denny tells me attentively. I listen. I was talking to Denny and hadn’t even heard them. Now the birds stop. I say something and they start again. “They hear me talking and then they sing.” I listen and the birds are quiet. I say something and they start… Continue reading Episode 55 – Listen to the Birds
Denny is changing into his gym clothes. He has his shirt off. He walks over to me and points to a spot just below his shoulder, “See that little bit? That’s new muscle.” “Wow.” “See that?” He points to the other shoulder front, “That’s happened since I started going to the gym.” “Pretty impressive.” Denny… Continue reading Episode 54 – Ordinary People
“This is a better fence. I don’t think it’s going to fall down in a few years. That one over there, those kinds they fall down after a couple of years.” I’m prattling on as we are driving. I always take note of the kind of fences that surround properties. Our community is lined with… Continue reading Episode 53 – Fences