Time’s not quite up

A timer on my computer has been blinking for the last 5 days with the words ‘Time’s Up!’ I installed it some months ago and put ‘Baby Bliss’ as the name of the event. Everyone except baby Bliss agrees that time’s up, Sita in particular.

And so we continue to live our pre-grandparent status lives, a penciled in social life – all events listed as tentative, just in case we’d be heading west.

On Friday night A and KB joined us for a quick summer meal in the late summer afternoon sun so we could go out to the movies. After 6 months of teasing trailers of the Marigold Hotel we finally watched the movie with all of our favorite actors and enjoyed ourselves fabulously in a nearly empty theatre.

On Saturday we celebrated  the retirement of Allegra and Peter from the Waring School after 34 years of beyond-the-call of duty service. I fondly remember working with Allegra on bringing the French immersion program back to the school. It was nice to see friends we hadn’t seen for a long time. Despite the pouring rain, 100s of parents and alumns showedup and seated themselves comfortably under a giant tent arund a spectacular meal to pay homage to an extraordinary couple.

In the evening we attended Verdi’s Requiem, a wonderful performance by the Chorus North Shore and the Festival Orchestra. Once again we had to brave pouring rains. I parked the car while Axel bought the tickets. This was a bad division of labor as I had to park practically in the next town over and then struggled with a defective umbrella as I walked the long way to the church where the performance was held.

The umbrella struggle may well have restarted my rotator cuff tendinitis. I arrived in the church in a bad mood, with puddles of water in my boots and an aching shoulder – the music improved my mood but the shoulder is still in bad shape the morning after. Will it ever get better I wonder?

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