Tuesday August 26 2014

Dotty the Six-Toed Cat (August 26 2014) (1)[i]

Waking up around noon.

Honey Crunch n Oats with Almond Milk.

My great-uncle Kenny, 72-years old, was stuck in a nursing home for the past five weeks. I told my mom I could pick him up and take him back to his home in Portsmouth. I drive out to Carrington Place to collect Kenny and his things. I don't even remember the last time I saw him. He has such a pleasant and sweet spirit about him. I end up sticking around all afternoon so we can go to the bank to get him a new debit card and pick up his medication.

Great-Uncle Kenny (August 26 2014)

At his house off Portsmouth Blvd. I remember this place when I was kid. My mom used to bring me here to visit my great-uncles and such. She grew up here, raised by my great-grandmother who claimed to speak to the dead. Either way, the house is filled with ancient knick-knacks and books. There's two ladies here helping with the cleaning up – they're repainting the kitchen walls, Peggy and Sandra. Kenny plops down in his electric recliner. Dotty, a 13-year old six-toed cat, climbs into his lap. I'm glad I was able to help. And it's nice to reconnect with someone on my mom's side of the family. I know Kenny played drums in a family band back in the 60's and 70's – my mom was the lead singer. Supposedly, he has some recordings on an 8-track somewhere. My goal is to get a hold of it somehow. 

Dotty the Six-Toed Cat (August 26 2014) (2)

Banana. Pluot.

On the drive back to Virginia Beach I get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on 264. It causes my travel time to be almost an hour until I make it home.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam Sandwich. Potato Chips. Honey Green Tea.

Studying and prepping for lessons.

Practicing piano.

Lentil Soup, Baby Broccoli, Carrots, and Challah Bread.

Watching Godzilla (2014).

More piano.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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