I’m waiting for my nightly cup of green tea to cool enough to be enjoyed. In the process, you guys get an update (However sporadic it may be).
My reading goals are progressing along quite nicely. I’m not even halfway through the year and I’ve almost hit my halfway point. Lord of the Flies was my 24th book for this year. My 25th book is a bit of a doozy. Its called The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear: A Novel by Walter Moers. Our dear Captain Bluebear has over 700 pages of adventures in this book. Needless to say, it should last me a while. I have a bunch of books in my “Want to Read Soon” pile. From where I’m sitting I can see Plague of the Dead, Shadow of the Hegemon, Foxfire, and a collection of poems by my favorite poet, e. e. cummings. I’ve also decided that I’m going to read my collection of Pablo Neruda in his native Spanish. I have 8 years of Spanish. That SHOULD be enough. I hope.
I turned my car in today to get fixed. My car is among the many in recall these days. Part of me didn’t want to get it fixed…. I would at least have an excuse if I got pulled over for speeding. “Sorry, officer. My car just took off!” They took it back in the shop and worked on it for almost two hours. The computer had to be reprogrammed and a bunch of other stuff supported and fiddled with. I laughed and joked with the service people. They take bets on how long it will take me to come back for an oil change. My car gets a LOT of use.
Lucky and I went on an adventure the last day of February. While A was here on leave, we drove out toward Lampasas for coffee. On the way home I saw one of those glorious brown signs that indicate that we are in the vicinity of fun. I swore I’d come back before the warm weather left to venture out and see what it was all about. It took me a few months, but that’s where Lucky and I went. I got a few pictures of Gorman Falls… wanted to venture around more but the terrain was a little rough for my puppy. Maybe next weekend I’ll strap on my pack and go for a longer walk.
My 365 project ended kind of non-spectacularly. (Is that even a word?) I got a little sidetracked, then more sidetracked, and ended up taking pictures of myself moments before I shut off the light with my iPhone. I really want to start it again. The pictures give me something wonderful to look at. I can remember what was happening in each picture. Well, that is… until I got lazy and starting taking bed pictures. The next 365 days is going to prove to be pretty busy. Next month alone I’m going to several Teacher Job Fairs and heading to Colorado for an interview. It would be nice to have it all captured.
The idea of moving to a colder climate is fun. I’m sort of excited about the prospect of moving completely out of the South. In all honesty, it makes me want my Liberty back. Not my old Liberty with its cracked engine block and three canister of oil a day habit. I want a somewhat shiny, new-to-me one. With 4×4 and a sunroof. I don’t ask for much. Unfortunately, my car is still upside down. Meaning I’d be beyond upside down in my new vehicle.
Well, I’m off to see what Bluebear does next and sleep well past 8 AM. I hope you all enjoy your day!