So, Mike continues to tire easily, but otherwise is not feeling too badly, really. He has gone most of the day thinking that it is Wednesday, but now is reoriented to it being Thursday. That could happen to anyone who is not working. The days all seem the same. He has been pretty lazy today and did not walk his mile. Hopefully, he will go out tomorrow and get back on track. He finished reading Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl today, a book by Harriet Jacobs. It is the first slave narrative written by a woman. Michelle got him a special edition that followed the book with a series of essays dealing with various aspects of the story, including an essay by Michelle’s mentor, the late Nellie McCay. Mike is doing research for a book that I hope he writes. I will let you know if he drags his feet on the project. He has not let on exactly what he has in mind, so for now this will remain a mystery.
The weather guy on the 5 o’clock news today used the word “uniformitivity” in describing the similarity of current temperatures in the television viewing area. Sometimes the invention of new words serves a purpose. But I think “uniformity” already exists as a word, and must mean the exact same thing as “uniformitivity.” Hopefully, his producer will discourage further neologisms.
We got some positive comments from relatives who enjoyed my stories about Mike’s mother, Bernice. One of them described her as charmingly goofy. Mike says that fits, and he appreciated the phrase. Mike says he is going to enter one of my posts from 2019 in the Cat Writers Association annual contest in the category of “blog: humor and entertainment.” I’m not sure which blog he will use. If any of you have a suggestion please let us know. The deadline for entry is February 14. Mike won an award a few years ago from the Georgia Writers Association for my grandfather’s Autobiography of a Georgia Cat. So maybe he can get another award, even if he relies on his feline companions to do most of the creative work.
So, I have a suggestion. I want everyone in the world to pray for world peace. If everyone does so, it could happen. And why wouldn’t anyone embrace the idea of world peace? It’s worth a try. Mike and I have been doing it consistently every day since he went into the hospital a month ago. I’m not sure how we got started on this, but it feels right. I know many of you are already doing this. But I mean everyone, every day, pray for world peace. With that much prayer energy generated, I think people will act differently and learn to make compromises. This goes along with our meditative words for today: hope, love, compassion, and forgiveness. Well, that’s all today from Happy Meadows. Be safe, be well, and be at peace. Bye, bye!