Gratitude/ Silence

This is new, the silence.  New, that is, when compared to the at-least-three-calls-a-day she used to get from Dearest Mum when she was in L’Fisher in Bacolod.

Out of sight, out of . . .

Self, what are you going on about?  The sun is shining!  Buck up!

A lump has been discovered in her aunt’s lung.  This aunt is already suffering from emphysema.

Self still coughs her lungs out, so she is not fit to be paying visits.

By her bed this morning, two empty wrappers of Virgie’s Mango Tarts.

Yesterday morning, guava jelly from Salcedo Market left lying open on the counter, next to an opened box of crackers.

Oh, insomnia.  Oh, sleepwalking.  Oh, thoughts so dark and deep.

Yesterday evening, hubby took self to the San Carlos Pet Hospital, to which self owes undying gratitude for saving Gracie’s life.  On the bulletin board, a display:  PET OF THE MONTH.  And three pictures of Gracie.  With, shock of self’s life, a letter from Gracie’s “Dad,” printed on bright fuschia paper, extolling the virtues of the li’l crit.

Will wonders never cease?

A nurse recognizes self and stops to chat.  It’s the tall, pretty one, with the reddish hair and the trés-chic eyeliner.  Self can only stammer her inadequate thank-yous.

Actually, she had tried to call from Bacolod, several times.  But it was always night-time in California, and the nurse on duty did not pick up.

So lame, self.  So lame.

Thanks are in order.  Gratitude is in order.

Two days ago, self caught Episode 1 of Season 2 of “Justified” (Oh TO, oh white Stetson, but why oh why did they bring ex-wife aka the bitch Winona back to warm Raylan’s bed —  ?  Though self did take note of the fact that actress Natalie Zea has an extremely attractive back —  that is, tapered and not too bony.  Perhaps there is even a bit more chemistry between her and TO than there was between TO and Joelle Carter.  But, this is heresy.  Self will always prefer Ava to Winona!)

Stay tuned.

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