As you know, I Cookie, could be moving soon. The husband is still in the running for a transfer, and we both are still holding out hope for Baltimore, Maryland, but we are also preparing ourselves for Louisville, Kentucky, which would be a great disappointment to both of us because we don't want to go there.
But, if the call comes, go we must, and thus, we must go. And we hope to know something definitive by the end of May.
Several weeks ago, when word came down that it was looking more like Louisville, Kentucky, than Baltimore, Cookie curled into a fetal ball and cried. Louisville? Me? A child of Shaker Heights, banished to Kentucky?
I did not just weep, I cried so much that I leached salt from my being and sent my electrolytes into a tizzy and came down with the first cold that I have had in two years. No fun. But its my own fault.
You see, Cookie is neither a fan of bourbon, local music scenes (its that live theater thing, again) or horse racing. Mention the Kentucky Derby and I am ambivalent on a good day, and annoyed the next. Kentucky has nothing for us; in fact - it has less than nothing.
I, Cookie, and my husband, were looking forward to living in a state that has same sex marriage rights.
Now we could be shoved off into the Land That Time Forgot. A place that elected Mitch "Chicken Lips" McConnell to the US Senate. A state that does not require it's eye doctors to be board certified. My God!
The only good thing about Kentucky is that our housing dollars go further. But it's still FUCKING Kentucky!
Anyhow, work on Chateau d'Cookie now begins anew, as time marches on, and even if we go to - Kentucky - our old Ohio home has to be ship shape and right as rain so we can sell it.
Today, its the front porch floor that gets a painting. And we're painting the mother fucker gray. Not just any grey, but "masonry porch floor mid-tone gray". Isn't that a dreadful name?
So I have made an Executive Decision and have renamed the paint color "Deloris" in honor of Deloris Gray, the actress.
I mean, a color that is bleak should have something going for it? And if we are heading for Kentucky, I see a lot of gray in my future.