July 26th, 2019
I rise early this morning.
Five a.m. and already the morning light surprises my opening eyes.
It is still, - no breeze, but a squirrel is stirring
the leaves of the elderberry outside
my bedroom window.
I consider another hour under the covers
but these morning hours are so contemplative
and the thoughts of coffee, and a quiet hour or two
before the day takes over
draws me from my bed.
I call to Bruce, who is as eager as I to start the day,
and he rushes down the hall and out into the back garden
his nails clicking on the floor, and Baby, his comfortable bear
in his mouth,
When he comes in we have a little conversation
about the dog groomer who is coming to pay him a business visit
today, and restore his orderly and gentleman appearance.
We are so pleased to have found a "traveling groomer"
as since I stopped driving he has missed going to see Jennifer
who in the past has attended to his doggy needs...
bath, a pedicure, shave and a haircut!!!!!
And he had become a most roguish dog, - his top knot
disorderly, and his hair long and shaggy. And in need of a shampoo!!
But look at him now!!!!
Well, I didn't mean to just write about Bruce...
I spend the morning winding the rest of the towel warp
and beaming it on to the loom with the aid of two large heavy books
and a vinegar jar full of water, tied to the end of the warp
to provide the tension for winding it on the back beam.
Finished just as lunch time loomed
and the dog groomer arrived....
and here are the results of his visit!!!!!
We spent the afternoon outside in the shade, reading,
with a mister going beside the rocker, to cool the air....
Callie, and Bruce and me.