Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Apples, Friends, and Sitting in the Corner

Dear John,
 
It was one of those days that was wonderfully nothing like I'd planned. I intended to take today off, then got a text from Kathy about a product pick-up that needed to be done by early afternoon. So I headed to Goshen, to Jethro's great annoyance.
 
I decided to run some errands while I was out, and started to do those first. It seemed more sensible to go to work first, then run the errands, but that just didn't feel right. So I headed to the north side of town and did my shopping. On the way to Kathy's house I drove past Kercher's - following my usual rule of not going through town if there's a round-about way to get there using country roads - and their sign said they had Honeycrisp apples. They're not out in the stores yet, so I made a sharp gravelly right turn for the apples, pulled into the parking lot, and there was Teresa. So we had a long lovely talk, which made the whole day good. Oh, and your name did come up. Just a bit. Then I went on to Kathy's and worked a couple of hours, which included a good conversation with a client that came by, and got my hair cut on the way home.
 
And this is the big news: I'm writing to you from a new place - my own little reading/writing corner in my bedroom. I moved your bedside table to the basement (where it is now an end table for the couch), moved the green upholstered chair into the corner, got a stool to put the lamp on, and I have my little spot by the window. I love it. It gives me a place other than the living room, so Jen and Elyssa will have more freedom in there. And you know how much I've always loved corners! This corner even has a window. It's a very happy place for me.
 
That's all the news. I'm off to bed now - I'll have a long day at work tomorrow, and will try to take another half-day off on Thursday. Come visit me in my corner anytime!
 
Love you so, so much,
Joan.

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