Jo Mayne Casey

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3 more days…

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

i’m leaving for NYC this wednesday afternoon…yee-haw..!  preparations have included a lot of shopping for clothes, seeing as how my jeans have shrunk…it’s those dryer sheets, i think.

Shadows…

i’ve spent the week-end out in the garden and shuffling around the harvest decorations.   i’ll show you some pictures over at the garden blog tomorrow…   well, just one more:

equinox of the autumnal kind…

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm

it’s such a beautiful time of year.   i love the chores of autumn:  harvesting the veggies and cooking them up;  re-filling the containers with cabbages, swiss chard, and mums;  loading up a bale of straw with pumpkins and scarecrows.    it’s porch time, lingering in the swing as the sun sets, listening to the high school bands compete while the hummingbirds kamikaze around my head.

lana and i got out to the theatre this afternoon…of course i cried and laughed through my tears (steel magnolias).   this week i’ll try to do most of the forementioned chores as well as prepare for my upcoming visit to NYC…  10 more days..!

blahgging…

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

i have missed writing this last month…have you even Noticed that i’ve only posted 6 blogs in 5 weeks…?   true, i’ve checked in on facebook occasionally, but an absence of this magnitude means i’m preoccupied with the mundane…  my job is not something i can write about, though i could sure tell you some stories.   when i go home, it’s all chores and appointments, things that don’t live up to my standards of bright, witty, or deep…

blogging has definitely inspired me to do interesting things more often…to take more pictures…and there have been some events in the last weeks that i Should have reported:    we went to the new harmony kunstfest and had a grand old time;  i harvested the eggplant and ornamental basils.

i’m headed over to grayville on saturday to visit with aunt shirley…how’s that for a photo op?  and sunday lana sue and i will be going to see “steel magnolias” at the civic theatre.  that’ll get us through the week-end…

i’m baack…

yuck, or something that rhymes with it

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

it’s been a tough week here at the Acres.  while not as tough for me as for sister, i’m feeling somber, sober, serious…and somewhat sick.

donna was hospitalized on wednesday, released late thursday.  she has not signed a consent to allow me to discusss her medical records, but we were all pretty flabbergasted.

the whole scary situation stopped me in my tracks.  i love my sister so much.  we’re not the kind of sisters who do everything together; we talk several times a week, but only see each other every couple of months. our attitudes and beliefs are usually quite opposite, as well as our hobbies and interests.  but i can’t imagine life without her.  the minute or two that i had to consider the thought made me shakily shudder…

then this morning i started in with a Nasty GI bug…no details, but it’s still got me weakened and running for the bathroom.   i started the process of getting in with a new doctor back in april, but kept putting it off.  feeling old and scared, i called and got an appointment.  i guess the Jubilee Year has to include some physical adjustments and lifestyle changes…

you can’t keep a good woman down, though, and both sister and i will be back hitting the nursing home circuit  with our sing-a-long next week.   we may start out feeling as old as our audience, by the end of our 45-minute show we’ll consider ourselves youngsters again.

then we’ll go home and take a nap…

that awful day…

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

we all know where we were when we heard…i had just walked into work at welborn clinic.  the office mgr met me at the door and told me that a plane had crashed into the twin towers.  it took me a second…i said,” they’re tall, but i think you’d have to actually be aiming at them…” as it suddenly dawned on me…and i ran for my telephone.  i got through to melissa and her voice was breaking as she cried, “mom, another one just hit …”  i was numb with fear, choked out that i loved her, told her to stay inside, not to keep her doctor appointment…trying, even that far away to push her under my wing….

Everything Changed.  of course, 11 years would change all of us anyway, but That Day, it was immediate, stunning, irrevocable, fundamental, dna-changing…the melting poles sped up on their way to drown us…

but first, we watched in horror as the towers fell…, as we heard the line “let’s roll!” from over PA, as we saw the swath cut through the pentagon… and we held each other very tightly with our hearts…

the surge of brotherly-love and compassion that swept through our nation was rather short-lived.  today, though, i’m going to call it back up:  remember how we stood together….

i love you New York City..!

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