It's been too long since my last post. These days, I seem to have Blogger's Block, mainly because my life has gotten so routine. I feel like a hamster on a wheel, either walking or riding the bus (depending on weather) to and from the Home six times per week (Monday through Friday for my low-paying gig as Recreation Director and Sundays for my unpaid gig as Chaplain). I hardly ever get out of Brooklyn anymore and, 'though my home neighborhood (Dyker Heights) and my work neighborhood (Bay Ridge) are both safe and clean (major criteria for "good" New York City neighborhoods) they are also both pretty boring. I know, there are worse things than boring. I've lived in the filthy, crime-ridden neighborhoods (and Lady Lucia still works in one of Brooklyn's worst: East New York). Safe, clean and dull is better than dirty, disgusting and scary. Still...a long way of explaining why I no longer have lots of cool "street stories" to write, as I did when I lived in Manhattan.
What I do have is a bit of good news to share, for those who remember my mother, OS blogger "Rosy Cheeks." Rosy's second surgery was much more helpful and successful than her first, and she has been working on a new blog post for her "come-back" (after more than a year's hiatus!) The illness that necessitated the surgery was not life-threatening but very disabling and this is a great relief to "Rosy" and all who love her. (I'm not being purposely "secretive" but the specific illness and surgey details are Rosy's to tell, and she has said she'll do so in the coming posts). Anyway, get ready to roll out the red carpet and sound the trumpets for Rosy Cheeks!
In other nice news...Lady Lucia and I will finally be going on a belated mini "honeymoon" this weekend (Friday-Sunday). We're using AMEX gift cards that were given by guests at our Holy Union ceremony to pay for a hotel and tickets, to attend the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. We both love Ren Faires and have attended the New York one together but neither of us has ever been to the one in PA. And (as I just finished telling Hippolyta via email) 'though we've done a good bit of travel together on church business and to visit her son, we've never had a purely recreational trip together. We're both looking forward to it.
So...that's all the news that's fit to blog in my little (very little) corner of the world.
Onward with blessings and well-wishes,