Signing off from the Green Guy Cafe

greenguycafeAnd crash landing here on the Planet Ann Arbor. Laundry, groceries, CARWASH!!!, trying to figger out where the dead rodent is… A beautiful drive down through da yoop on the old roads. Tilson Road to Rudyard, then old US2 to St. Ignace, where we checked on the existence of Gay-able lodgings for a future weekend of fun for the Beautiful Gay and her friend. And, yes, there are casinos too. That is all.

We hit the freeway on the approach to the Mackinac Bridge and after that, things got progressively more boring as they always do. I finished the first book that I have actually finished since I went back to work almost two years ago. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Jane, I hope you don’t want it back. I am afraid I’ve more or less decimated it, my kids have given me grief about that. I’ll buy you a few coffees. I hope that finishing a book gets me back on track for reading. That is, reading a book for pleasure. I do keep the New Yorker in the bathroom so I can read it whenever I’m in there. I am a fast reader when I get down to it and that’s an old habit from when I had pre-schoolers. A lock on the bathroom door can be a good thing. As long as you have very good hearing and don’t spend the whole day in there or something.

Anyway, I used to get tears in my eyes when I left the beach but I was okay today. And I have been okay the last few years. I think I am finally learning to live in the moment. That isn’t easy for me. I don’t know how to put this into words but I am constantly looking ahead and counting up how many hours are left in the day or how many days and how are we gonna fit everything we want to do into the time that is left to us. At Fin Family Moominbeach, that is hard, because the weather changes about every five minutes and some of the stuff that is on the to-do list doesn’t happen because the weather is crappy. Beautiful always but not always suitable for swimming or kayaking. So, what do you do if your plans don’t work out? You change them. And be cheerful about that. Not always easy for me but I am learning.

3 Responses to “Signing off from the Green Guy Cafe”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I loved that book–did you enjoy it? Our weather is changeable too, so we just have to modify what we’re doing. Often I wait around in the house looking at it pour, then 10 minutes later it’s sunshine so I go off for a run. Other times I get caught in hail or downpours. But I do like a place that has SEASONS.

  2. Sam Says:

    I thought GLPPPS a little thin (Jane may have my copy!); sokay to cry over leaving the beach—it’s a special place…hugs….

  3. jane Says:

    Banana – no worries about the book falling apart. It was an advance copy, so not built for the long term and being put in and out of beach bags.

    Sam – I liked the story — a realatively easy read, but I liked the community coming together.