A Friend Indeed

I was just settling down to my soda crackers with peanut butter when the phone rang. It was my friend Maureen. “Hi, how are you?” she says. She always starts her phone conversations that way. “They’ve started a drum circle that meets on Sunday. Why don’t you come down and go with us. It’s really fun.”

Hmmm, I thought. Another Maureen thing.

Maureen has a knack for finding unusual, amusing things to do  Continue reading

Vaguely French

MMMM,  roasted carrot salad. This looks good, kind of French. I imagine a slim wraith of girl (maybe she looks like Audrey Hepburn) bicycling in southern France, her white organdy dress fluttering behind her as she rides. She is meeting someone — Gregory Peck? — at a small cafe —

But I digress. I know I have some carrots here somewhere. The recipe says: Continue reading

Miss Puss Insists

Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
The day is fast proceeding,
Get up Neow Neow! Neow!
Your cat needs feeding.

It’s only half past five, you say?
No, surely you’re mistaken.
My tummy says it’s way past eight,
And feeling quite forsaken.

I tried to wake you gently
With a paw upon your cheek, Continue reading