Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Since I can't afford my subscription to the Times crossword puzzles anymore, one of the first things I will do is get my hands on the hard-copy Magazine section from Sunday's paper. Mom always gets the Sunday Times. Sometimes I do better working on the puzzle when I don't have access to anything more than a dictionary, much as I love Google as an accomplice in puzzling success. I don't think of Google as cheating, but as a tool for my learning.
I also expect long spells sitting on the porch looking out at the view. I really do wish you all could come be with us for a day to enjoy it. Pictures don't do it justice, and of course photographs don't capture the breeze that blows up the hill, or the birdsong that serenades that time on the porch. We'll overlook the lowgrade buzz of the carpenter bees.
Today is jammed with must-dos, not because we're leaving, but because the crush of the previous weeks has meant neglect everywhere in this house: laundry, vacuuming, dusting, my office (total disaster area), Pampered Chef tasks... It won't all get done, but I tried to get a start yesterday. I also need to put out a church-related fire. Sheesh, what is it with people who think they can just do what they want without regard to consequences?
Anyhoo, time to get cracking. The day is chugging along without me, and it's time to catch up. May yours be blessed.