I've been corresponding with my granddaughter, Ara, who is studying for her Master's Degree in Writing. We've been discussing authors, and my all-time favorite is John Steinbeck. Just thinking about it makes me wish I could go to the library and check out a stack of his works - I guess "Grapes of Wrath" would be my all-time favorite, but I really loved all of them, including "Travels With Charley". "Travels" starts out with the line, "You don't take a trip; a trip takes you!" Remembering my many trips throughout my life, I can attest to the veracity of this quote!
I sure wish I could check out a stack of library books, but my vision is just too poor these days. And don't mention books on tape - most I've tried have been read so slowly and distinctly that I lost interest in the first minute or two. I think that even the large-print would be difficult for me to follow now, although I should try it again.
My granddaughter, Autumn, needs a special dress for a special occasion, and since nothing could be found in Sacramento, Jeannie and the girls drove to San Francisco this morning. I sure hope they get lucky! San Francisco has always been one of my favorite cities in the entire world, but I sure wouldn't want to go there, or anywhere else, at this point. I do hope I can leave the house for a few hours this weekend to go check on the status of the new house. Moving in still seems like a long way off (a little over 2 months if we are lucky).
I don't know what to do about my balance and walking these days. Even in my house I have fallen and the last time I really hurt my ribs - they take a long time to heal. There's nothing I can do except wait to feel better. I would even look at getting a walker, but can't imagine maneuvering around a house with one of those. If any of my readers has experience with using a walker, please write to me and give me your opinions, experiences, etc. How steady are they? I would hate to trip and fall, and bring the walker down over me! Just the image of that happening has made me lose the urge to get a walker!