Sans Fans…

Weather in the south is changing…for the cooler…and although I haven’t run the air conditioner for a few weeks…last night was the first night that it was actually cool enough to sleep without fans.
No…I’m not talking about adoring well-wishers standing around my bedside cheering me on to a good night’s sleep…Bertha is laughing at that idea…she’s putting on her old cheerleader uniform…just for fun…but I digress…
It’s just that I’m one of those people who happens to be hot in bed…that’s…hot…not…HOT…think flashes…not flashing
I can see that you are going to make this difficult for me…geez…
Anyway…I can leave the thermostat on 80 during a summer day…but at night…I’d love it to be about 68…so rather than freeze the entire house…and give a nice bonus to the electric company employees…I sleep with two fans…one on the ceiling and one on the bedside table…
So last night…when the house was already at perfect sleeping temperature…the first thing I noticed was how quiet it was in the room…I could hear the neighbors’ dogs barking…I could hear the ice dumping…I could hear the house settling…I could hear what I hoped was Bertha in the closet…trying on shoes…
It actually took a little longer than usual to fall asleep…so…I just lay there and listened…and heard nothing…and heard something…and heard nothing again…at first the dogs were annoying…and then…they were just part of the night music…music that I haven’t listened to for a while…music lulling me to sleep…

Bertha says it’s like life…it isn’t necessary to blur the sounds of my heart…even if they are annoying at first…just listen as they make their own songs…
And to quote one of my all-time favorite books…The Adventures of Stanley Kanehow nice said the pig
Jane

Do the Lighten Up…

I’m a twin…well…sort of…my Mama only gave birth to one baby girl on May 30th…but there are definitely two of me…AKA…Gemini…the twins…
Now I’m not one of those people who lives my life by my horoscope…although I do admit I enjoy reading them…believing the ones I like…and discounting the ones I don’t…but…for the most part the personality characteristics of the twins fits me to a tee…
However…unlike some Gemini’s…I tend to have a deep side…one that gets very serious…and down to the nitty-gritty of things…it’s just that I can’t stand to be that deep for very long…so I have to make it funny…or at least fun…
I think that’s why I love having Bertha around so much…she allows me to take some really deep philosophical and spiritual truths…truths that I love learning and practicing…and reduce them to frivolities…I get to think and play at the same time…and it just doesn’t get any better than that…
I have often wished that I was one of the serious writers…giving seven principles for this…eight steps for that…
Then again…I have figured out the Four Keys for Getting to Work…one to crank the car…one to get into the building…one to get into the main office…and one to get into my office…hmmm…I may be on to something…
Okay…sometimes…I’d love to sound like a serious expert…but I’m not…I’m the one figuring out how seeing a squirrel planting a nut in the marigold pot will have a profound effect on my life…and maybe yours…
Right now…Bertha says I’m getting a little heavy…it’s time to lighten up…I hope she means my mood…and not my derriere…nope…she says it’s both…maybe I should exercise more than my fingers…okay…I’m going…she’s right…a little exercise makes everything lighter…guess I’m not going to the contemplation chair…the squirrel thing will have to wait…

Jane