Monthly Archives: July 2020

M-M-M-My Corona

Spring Calving

Daphne woke up with the coming light. She heard the train whistle but it was far away. Where was she? She wasn’t on the train or in New York. No, she was on the ranch in Montana and Clay was sound asleep.

She quietly slipped out of bed, threw on a shawl and tiptoed out of the bedroom. Like every morning, she made herself a latte and sat down to write her daily entry in her Corona Chronicles journal. But these were the Montana chapters.

Monday, July 14, 2020

4:30 am – robins start chirping and trilling as day begins to break.

4:35 am – curse birds and grope for earplugs

5:44 am – get up

5:45 – 9:30 am – read blogs, eat something and putter around

(7:50 – 8:50 am– Clay goes to town for coffee with friends.  Then comes back and does stuff outside or in the shop.)

Noon – Watch local news and weather, check cattle prices and eat lunch.

12:30 pm – 5pm – Take a walk and listen to Jimmy Dore on iPhone with earbuds, write a little, read a little, do some laundry, straighten up.

5pm – 6:30 pm – Cocktails at The Grand with Clay. (Favorite time of the day when we philosophize and reminisce.)

6:30 – 9 pm – Eat dinner and watch something on TV. (Patriot, Mythic Quest, Get Shorty, Little America, something with Nazis, other thing with Nazis, yet another thing with Nazis, back to any comedy, dark or light like Avenue 5, The Great….)

9 pm – Go to sleep to The Garth Channel on Sirius.

12:49 am – wake up after nightmare of people coughing on me and thinking I have a sore throat.


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