Walks: 1-8: Back and forth, Up and down, Round andround two places
Distances: @ 4 miles daily
Report from the field: Ciwt and cats are out of their old home and into the new one.
Walks: 1-4: Back and Forth, Up and Down Two Homes
Distance: 1-4 3.5 miles
Time is getting close and sleep is getting short for Ciwt. Moving day is day after tomorrow. (She does think about her readers as she packs and carries. Be well and hope for a real post one of these days).
Walks: All 3 days, the usual up and down the stairs with stuff, then, ahh, load in cart and take up in elevator at new place
Distance: 1. 3 miles, 2. 2.5 miles 3. 5 miles
|Fonteyn and Nureyev|
Walk: 1. No, resting aching knees from so much moving 😒 - good elevator is in her near future. 2. SF Ballet (Swan Lake x 2)
Distance: 1. n/a 2. 4. 2 miles
When possible Ciwt is a Grand Tier person at the ballet. From there she can see the whole stage as well as several sections of box seats and she's often wondered if the seats are comfortable and if the whole Box Seat experience is worth the expense. So yesterday, to celebrate the end of a glorious ballet season as well as a Grand Treat and diversion from her month of packing, she bought herself a Box Seat ticket.
Was the experience worth it? Well it was great being able to hang her coat in a separate, private section before going into her seat. Usually, like everyone, she's trying to navigate a tiny seat and find places to stash her coat, purse, opera glasses, program without elbowing seat mates or creating hazards for people needing to squeeze in and out. Plus all that space in the box did make the viewing more relaxing. And, yes, the chairs were pretty comfortable.
She also noticed, though, a bit of an 'attitude' around her. Some box seaters seemed sort of stuffy which was their privilege and fine because they were quiet in their highbrow way. But a few others were downright and overly 'entitled' - coming in 'whenever,' talking, taking pictures and iphone movies (when that is strictly forbidden) and taking off their masks (also forbidden).
So, would she treat herself to a Box Seat again? Maybe occasionally, but, really, she is a Grant Tour girl.
Walk: Today it was mostly lifting and packing Ciwt's office
Distance: 1.5 miles
Coming from back East, it took Ciwt a few years to understand the meaning of Cinco de Mayo Day that gets San Francisco in a fiesta mood every year.
In case you, too, don't know, here is Wikipedia to the rescue: Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a yearly celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the
And in the United States, it has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture. California was Spanish, then Mexican, territory until 1848.
Walk: 1. the 2 Homes 2. the usual back and forth, up and down + Presidio 3. Sf Ballet (Swan Lake 💗) 4. Marin shopping 5. Sooo windy 🍃
Distance: 1. 2 miles 2. 7.5 miles 3. 4.2 miles 4. 2.3 miles 5. 1.5 miles
So, as Ciwt may have mentioned (billions of times), it isn't easy leaving home. She doesn't necessarily believe in the 'stages of grief,' but she can relate to the one about 'bargaining.' At least daily, she says to herself "Oh wait, I don't have to sell. I'll just keep both places!" Then she lives with having two places 9 blocks apart, one empty, the other needing attention and daily visits - not to mention the expense - and comes to her senses. Until some time the next day, when the same idea flips into her brain, and the whole process starts again...