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Thursday, November 17, 2011

November Observations

Temps are falling. Animals have transitioned to undercover sleeping. My space on the mattress now measures about 12 inches. Harry and I have a new game: I let him outside at 6 a.m. and when he returns we race each other back to bed. Generally he wins.

Things I haven't done: raked leaves; put the chimnea in the carriage house; put the lawn furniture away; most other necessary autumn duties. I did, however, clean the wax off some candlesticks and pull out a box of Christmas lights.

My technological problems deepen. Fried computer has been carried off by one who promises to revive it, or at least save its brain; Mac keeps getting knocked offline; another desktop is quirky and failing. The other night my TV shut itself off as I sat watching. Family room lights have been blinking. Techno-spooks at work.

Bought bananas yesterday after deciding the pain in my knees is from potassium-deficiency and not old age. I also realized for the first time that I'll be doing laundry for the rest of my life. 

Buzz words of the month: occupy Wall Street; protests; Newt; Fannie Mae; Freddie Mac; Mitt; flip-flop; crony capitalism; Perry; gaffe; oops; Cain; sexual harassment; Penn State; jock horseplay; Tea Party; deficit; Iowa; New Hampshire; 9-9-9; 99%; polls; China; Iran; Israel; economy; economy; economy. Makes me want to buy a shopping cart full of canned food and bottled water, put tin foil on the windows, and build a bunker.

Saw a flock of Canada geese today, up there high above all this. Non-political, non-financial, non-nuclear, non-middle class, non-Republican, non-Democrat, non-presidential. Just geese doing what they do, flying through the valley and up over the hill. I stood on my back porch and watched, wishing I could go with them. 


Aitchpop said...

I think you should put the tin foil on the television......never heard of putting it on the windows....did the Beale girls do that at Grey Gardens?

Pamme said...

Nice post! The geese were flying in W's over my house a few weeks back. Headed west I guess

Wells said...

Normally they fly in a "V" pattern. Have you ever noticed that one leg of the V is longer then the other? Know why? More Geese in that leg.

Kathleen Yasas said...

I not quite Grey Gardens yet. Give me a few years with bad knees and hoarding, I'll get there. As for tin foil on the TV...done!

aitchpop said...

"I not quite Grey Gardens yet" lol

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