Today is Holy Monday and everything seems so quiet. Even our dog Noki, just slept in the corner of our kitchen. Our three kittens though keep exploring around the place, mostly at the garden and some of the time inside the house. It’s a good thing they never venture to the living room to scratch our sala set. I am always on the lookout, they might discover it soon and then bam, goes our upholstered furniture.
I reviewed my earlier posts, back in 2011 and 2012 when I was so active participating in the weekly photo challenge where WordPress usually give a word that would define the photos you want to upload. Those same shots somehow filled up my free space in record time. Back in those days too, they usually give some feedback on one’s latest post. I wonder why the last few years, it is no longer done. I rather liked it that way. Seemed like they also read those earlier blog posts to make even a one-word comment. It was quite rewarding that they used to do that.
It’s mom’s 88th birthday come April 20. I wonder if my brother would fetch her before the day. At times, she is beginning to be forgetful and her right ear has gone deaf. She has never adjusted to a hearing aid many years ago. She said that she kept hearing so many sounds that she could not understand. I wonder how she could still laugh and shouts when she watches her favorite programs on TV. She only watches one channel. I am not much into TV watching so sometimes she likes the sound quiet and low. When I go out I usually write where I am going so she would not complain. We could not talk much the way we used to because she could understand everything. Either you gesture with actions or make your voice a little louder for her to hear. She plays solitaire every day, a card game she is so fond of.
We talk of getting old. That’s where we will all go someday. I think there is a big difference between getting old and growing older. When you get old, you just add a number to your name but when you grow old, you acquire wisdom with age. Life deals us circumstances beyond our control but as we grow older, we become wiser too. Experience always teaches us something. Either we learn a lesson or it falls on the wayside.
What was your Monday like?