almost New Year
is this the last Sunday of 2002, this was also the day of
my Bat Mitzvah many years ago. Herman tells me this was his
mothers birthday as well. She was born in 1911, so she
would have been 91 if she was still living.
a thing about calendars. See, Hermans always wanting
to turn the calendar over the night before so he can start
planning. Which I am vehemently dead against. It just seems
to me to bring bad luck. In fact, as of October of this year,
I have purchased several new calendars for the house, which
I will NOT put up until it is next year.
the thing. My kitchen calendar, which has all the appointments
written on it, is in my living room chest in the envelope
in which I purchased it. Every time I have an appointment,
I either ask Terry, my aide, or Herman to write the appointment
down and put the calendar back in the envelope in the chest.
a thing I have about not jump starting the future. Its
okay to jot appointments down, but its absolutely not
okay to have the future staring you in the face. It needs
to be kept under wraps until its rightful time.
its a superstitious thing and probably ridiculous, but
I believe in it 100%. Now, for my kitchen calendar, I usually
get a French Impressionist theme calendar. But this year,
I made a departure from my usual (which is so uncharacteristic)
and got a "Coffee and Tea Calendar" by artist Joyce
Shelton. I just had Herman retrieve it from the chest for
a brief moment and read in her bio that she is strongly influenced
by impressionist art. Well! Now we know why I was drawn to
a 2002 cat calendar, which I wanted to also get for 2003.
I looked on the back of the calendar. Its called the
Love of Cats Calendar and the artist is Sueellen Ross. On
the back of the calendar was a website, www.lang.com
I went to the website, I saw that it was all calendars. So
I started my search. I found it right away. After which I
kept looking, but could not find any French Impressionist
calendars at that site. Though they had so many calendars
to choose from, I found myself nonetheless intrigued. I had
a vision when I bought this calendar that somehow my MS would
be helped by this calendar. (Herman gave me a look of massive
confusion when I told him this.) Ill let you know if
calendar I purchased was at Amazon.com. It is a page-a-day
cat calendar, which sits on my desk. It is also in the trunk
until next year.
is one calendar I wont have to purchase. Its my
wooden perpetual calendar with a cat design on it. On the
first of each month, I have Herman or my aide go through the
ritual of rearranging the days of the month along with the
holiday symbols and birthdays.
talk to you again next year. (Knock wood. I just happen to
have my wooden perpetual calendar handy
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an
acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"