The tide swept in and washed over me, leaving me bobbing in the surf occasionally making it to the surface for air. It now seems to be receding a bit, leaving me enough oxygen to write a post, something long on my list, but un-accomplished.
Despite a series of rainy weekends, we’ve been enjoying the long mild fall, which was only briefly interrupted by 10 inches of snow over Thanksgiving. Yes, 10 inches, all gone now, which is a good thing as we still have not finished all the outside chores! Here’s what we’ve been doing, in no particular order.
We picked all the Brussels sprouts in the garden the day before the snow — we got over 4 lbs of sprouts, and had them for Thanksgiving dinner.
But they figured it out.
I love this garland, filled with bird ornaments.
Had the usual massive pre-holiday cleaning and decorating, just in time to host friends for brunch, and a week later, four of my students. (Having hens makes brunch an excellent party option, don’t you think?) I must mention that I am especially proud of the student volunteers from our campus volunteer center, who raised $10,000 in 30 days from the local homeless shelter’s building campaign. They collected over 400 donations, most less than $25! They also got a matching donation from our campus this week for their efforts to reduce dorm damage during that month, adding another $5,000 to the total for a total donation to the shelter of over $15,000. Incredible.
Did some shopping for a new pair of boots after the cheap ones I got at Tractor Supply cracked in less than a year. Considering I wear them for about 10 minutes a day most days to tend to the hens, I wasn’t pleased, grrr. The new boots are genuine rubber wellies from LL. Bean. I hope they last. I think they look especially stylish with my kitty pajamas.
Today’s project is to finish modifications to the hendome, which will now be known as the Winter Palace. Stay tuned.
*Does anyone remember that expression from The World According to Garp?