My First Full Day in the Sun for 2006
It was Friday the 13th in January, and I’m not
superstitious about that date. It was a beautiful blue
and sunny sky and I made up my mind to sit outside all
day. I had actually done it the day before, but it wasn’t
as sunny and I couldn’t stay out all day.
Terry into sitting outside with me. She agreed, but brought
along a book to pass the time. She said I was smiling
so hard it looked like my face was going to crack open.
I didn’t go out in the morning, rather I waited
until 2 PM, which is coincidentally after my soap opera
(All My Children) ends. It’s also the time that
the sun appears on my front deck.
and I saw a lot of people walking by that Friday since
it was so nice out. I even had sun block on my face. Terry
didn’t, but she usually doesn’t face the sun
like I do. I hope this is a good sign for the upcoming
spring and summer.
told that last summer was the nicest one on record here
in the northeast since the 1800’s. And I can definitely
believe it. Some people then said, “Well, we’ll
pay for this with a hard winter.” But so far it
hasn’t been that bad.
snow blows when the snow does fall. And every time after
he does this, or so it seems, a big bunch slides off the
roof into the driveway where he had just blown it clean.
been down to the beach yet, as my ramp to the beach is
covered with snow. As I’m looking out there right
now there are ice fishermen out and it is even hard to
imagine the lake being warm enough to swim in again. Of
course, I don’t actually swim. I sit in my manual
wheelchair and let the water wash over me. Which is pretty
nice on a hot day.
lake feels really good on my legs. Both because of the
coolness and the wave motion that rocks them around when
they won’t behave to move on their own. Which is
always, these days.
looking forward to a mild rest of the winter. If wishes
were only so easily made into reality.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com