So here I am in Cleveland, nominally helping my mother change over all her dishes & scrub her kitchen for Passover - but actually typing & waiting for her to get up from her latest nap. She is 82, my dad's 83, and they are still living a very active life, in pretty full command of all their faculties & abilities - except for all this resting & napping business. Most instructive.
And useful to me: In the old
days of Pesach prep, I would have been kept busy for 12 straight hours, scrubbing & hauling & polishing...! But now, mom is content to work quietly with Delia - who never gives her any backtalk, and waits patiently while she remembers where she put the sugar bowl - while I sit at the livingroom table fussing over the fact that The Witches of Lublin
is airing this week on radio stations nationwide,* and Welcome to Bordertown
is launching in paperback (with cool new cover
) this Tuesday. (blackholly
& I will be running a Really Cool Contest as soon as the Blessed taraoshea
finishes her gorgeous redesign of the Bordertown website....!
I look forward to more resting and napping in future.
* Lots more stations than I thought are airing
Witches! Full list here (to the best of our knowledge). And a big THANK YOU to whoever it is in Fayetteville, NC, who tipped the wink to WFSS on our behalf: the station says they were "alerted by a listener" to the show. And to my pals over at
Sleeping Hedgehog for putting up the letter I just wrote to my friends in Boston about WGBH airing the show this Sunday at 9!