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Marilee J. Layman

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04:44 pm: Sweet Memories, Snow, and Dream
The Vermont Country Store catalog came yesterday and they advertised particularly unusual Easter candy so I looked through it. The candy is same as what I could buy here, but there was something new: Sweet Earth Solid Natural Fragrances. I used to use these when I was a teen. There were three fragrances in a compact -- hyacinth, honeysuckle, and ylang-ylang -- and even though I don't wear fragrance anymore (and am not so fond of it on other people), I'm really tempted to buy these just for the memory.

It snowed last night, not much, and the walks & street were cleared, but not my handicapped spot. I emailed management who emailed back asking which weren't cleared and I told him the four I could see from the sidewalk and mentioned the one on another street because they're all in building shadow. The opposite side of the street/parking lot has already melted in the sun, but this side will take warmth to melt and we're not going to get that for a long time.

Last night I dreamed that I was just married and the man who had been so perfect while we dated and were engaged was suddenly always angry and violent. Nothing I did was acceptable and when I tried to just hide from him, that made him madder and he threw more stuff around. When I woke up, I realized this must have been what it was like for my mother -- what dropped her into severe clinical depression (in hindsight) ten years after the beginning of their marriage.

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