I was setting out on an afternoon walk with The Poodle when the phone rang.  I look at the caller ID and see that it’s Miss Cookie. I’d been thinking about her for a couple of days and poof….she calls.  It often happens that way.  How lovely is that, don’t you think! “….Just calling to check up on you,” she says without preamble. “I’m okay….well…mostly,” I said. ….as good as one can be with issues swirling around like a pile of dry autumn leaves on a windswept day. “I know…I know.  I know why you’re worried,” I replied…..”I haven’t posted in my blog for a spell.” I assured my friend of forty-some years that I’m still among the living…and yes….even though spring seems to…