When I find myself at the grocery store lately, and that’s usually the Kroger Store up on Madison Avenue here in Covington, Kentucky, I find myself buying a little too much. In my mind, I think I’m stocking up for winter, don’t want to be caught short on food should I get snowed it. This is an odd thought for me to have as this was something I never thought about in my youth. That youth is gone. Now, I’m counting how many cans of peas I have in the cupboard.
I’m not pushing for winter. We’ve had some beautiful fall days here in Covington lately. Starting on Friday and this past weekend, I found myself out taking walks enjoying the weather and the new sidewalks up and down Madison Avenue. Yes, with neuropathy (nerve damage) in my legs and feet, new concrete gets me excited.
I’ve been spending more time at the Kenton County Library on Scott Boulevard. Just in time for fall, most of those renovations, inside and out, have been completed and the library looks beautiful. It’s a joy going there.
Also lately, I’ve been spending more time at that bus bench in front of Walgreens on Madison. It’s a great place to people watch and I need to get that in right now. Fall never last long enough for me. Chances are I won’t be sitting on that bus bench when the snow is flying.
So I’m planning for winter but enjoying the fall while it lasts. I could hope that fall last until April, but that probably won’t be happening. Maybe I should buy some more peas.
(Photo from city-data.com)