Saturday, September 04, 2021


Have you heard?— you probably have – that Franklin is moving to Paris?  He promises to keep in touch via Facebook, where he posts almost daily. Rosamund is staying in Chicago, apparently in the apartment, with someone she knows. What a brave step to take!


I am sorry to have left you in the lurch the last two days. There is nothing specifically wrong with me, but absolutely no acceleration when I put my foot to the floor. I cancelled my Italian lesson for this weekend, and it turns out that my tutor will be away next weekend and I feel a bit as I did in sixth grade, when an infinity of summer stretched ahead. But I mustn’t move too far from the grindstone.


No knitting.


I have continued with Helen’s program of Steady Improvement – it’ll get tougher next week – and must apply the principle to other aspects of life. A bit of knitting, a bit of paperwork.


  1. Glad to know you are ok!

  2. I expect that once again it is a reaction to the excitement of your cruise the previous week. - one week's holiday and then a week to recover.

  3. So glad to hear from you. What a surprise re Franklin.

  4. It's good to hear from you! Cutting yourself some slack seems a good move after your adventures.

  5. I must say I was beginning to worry a bit. But glad you are ok. I agree that an exciting week away requires a bit of rest afterwards.

  6. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Glad to see you back. We do miss you,but everyone needs a breather now and again.

    Sarah in Somerset.

  7. Phew! I was on the verge of bothering Helen but you just needed a holiday to recover from the holiday.

    1. Anonymous3:35 PM

      -- Gretchen (aka stashdragon)

  8. Anonymous3:11 AM

    I agree that holidays can be very tiring! Well the entire past 18 months have been exhausting.
    Helen's idea of steady improvements sounds good - manageable small items are easier to tackle than big ones.
    I am sure Franklin will enjoy Paris! we can follow vicariously.
    keep well
    Lisa RR

  9. =Tamar10:46 PM

    I hadn't heard about Franklin, since I don't do faceborg. I hope he loves it.
    Steady improvement sounds like a good idea all around.