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.