I cannot believe the Saints lost!!! One more tie with New Orleans erased from my life now!!! I know that sounds very dramatic … but when you know that it is just memories that tie you to something, you stretch those memories. I had been holding tightly to my Saints … wearing my SAINTS shirt every Sunday … or Monday. I liked to remember when they won the Super Bowl … I was still teaching at Southeastern … and just could not believe we won the SUPER BOWL!!! The memories are good. Of course I remember the Quarter with Pete … grad school, Mardi Gras, the restaurants … the restaurant on the corner that did a great Beef-Po-Boy for Pete and a great Muffaletta for me. I am remembering more than I had thought!!!
Letting memories guide me … I am reminded of a wonderful woman … Edna … who passed away this past January 1st. Edna was 98 years old … and when I knew her … a more self – sufficient person you would never find … and so lovely, and helpful to everyone … Edna checked every day on my mother. I remember “Blan-chee, are you there?” We loved Edna.
This past week-end will stay in my mind!!! For the entire Friday, Saturday, Sunday … and, I hear, this Monday, also, the residents of this assisted-living complex are requested to stay in their apartments. There are cases of a “neuro-virus” among the population here … and among the “Memory Care” population.
Time off … it is now Monday afternoon … and this “quarantine” has been continued until this coming Wednesday … the 8th … after breakfast. Already, I know I have gained weight!! I had football to watch this week-end … but after tonight … nothing!!! whatever!!!! I have my glass of wine … and I will do something to fill my time
Of course … I have my first radiation treatment tomorrow … morning. That gives me an excuse to sit in my chair and feel sorry for myself!!! This “quarantine” is excuse enough! (I have to watch my bold and such … it can carry past my use.)