I had important domestic chores the better part of last week. Getting Zoe enrolled into highschool for next year! We attended the open house @ Desert Vista last night for the upcoming freshman class. The class, I should mention of 2020! Even though that is only 4 years away, it sounds so futuristic! Holy cow, time is flying! The school is prestigious here in AZ. A lot of affluent attend. I have been forewarned about the affluent atmosphere here. The mere size of the collective student body is overwhelming! This highschool is huge! High ranking in honors and standing within the state and the nation. I have concerns that Zoe will kind of disappear into the crowd. It appears to be a very competitive spirit there. We shall see!
I have had the cold from hell since about Thursday. It has made getting all of these things like taxes and paper trail organization a challenge. A nasty head cold with eyes watering, ears buzzing and a nose that is raw and chapped from blowing it so much. I’m on the upside of it today yay!
Today, I will be taking time out in private to think about and light a candle for my Dad. He died ayear ago today, on Groundhog Day. Dad being from Pennsylvania would often comment on Punxsutawney Phil (the name of the Groundhog). He was always interested in the outcome of the shadow business lol. Did he or didn’t he see his shadow? It was always a topic of conversation on this, Groundhog Day.
I always thought it cute that this educated man with a Masters’ in Organic Chemistry from Cornell University, a pioneer in the plastics industry, this literal rocket scientist, would give a damn about a groundhog seeing or not seeing his shadow lol!! It was just something he always remarked about… He lived in Pennsylvania and Ohio for most of his life and I suppose by Feb. 2, you would be wishing that winter was over!
When you live in AZ as I have the past 11 years, you count the days until the heat comes back. This is our spring and we savor every nice, moderate day we can get!
Thinking of you today Dad! You were always larger than life to me and I loved your quirky-isms!
Arthur L. Phipps