Crazy in Caroga Lake
that everything I attempt to do these days I tire of immediately
and am onto the next. But what then happens, I tire of the
new thing too. I think it must have something to do with getting
speaking to my sister in Chicago just the other day, when
she asked how the weather was up here. When I informed her
that we still had snow (Im writing this on April 5th
in the calm before the next ice storm hits) she could not
standard greeting on days like this when he goes to pick up
our mail at the post office is, "Well, its another
beautiful day here in paradise." At which point I usually
roll my eyes. He apparently thinks his sarcasm is funny.
anxiously awaiting sunny, mild days so I can get on the beach
with my selection of two piece swim suits. But looking out
the window right now, it seems to be far away. The only way
I can describe the weather today is "gray." Except
for all the white, that is, and theres plenty of that.
actually been going to the sun booth on a fairly regular basis,
as there has been no sun to speak of. Florida seems like a
far away memory, and it was only a couple of weeks ago.
of Florida, I spoke to my mom a couple of nights ago, and
she made it back safe and sound to Cleveland. When I asked
her how the ride was, her answer was, "fine." I
think Herman would be willing to drive back down there, but
I will never do it again.
me a piece of Florida by way of some crab cakes packed in
dry ice. Herman and I tried them last night and Im happy
to report they were delicious. If only Id had some warm
sunshine and a view of the ocean to go with them as I did
thats where this restlessness is really coming from.
Having been prematurely in the warmth of spring by way of
my visit to Florida, I cant wait for the real thing.
I will and hopefully it will pay off with an outstanding spring
and summer. Im keeping my fingers crossed. And so is
Herman. After all, sunshine and warmth is the only thing that
really calms me down and out of his hair. And thats
a direct quote.
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"