Visions of disembodied mouse ears

froogsEven though the temperature was above normal today, it was blacker than the ace of spades, windy and humid. Not very friendly for spending a whole lot of time outside. This is the kind of day that I would normally kick myself outside *anyway*, knowing that I would feel better for doing it. Instead, I hung around like a slug while the GG went to the Star Wars movie. Thinking back, I should prob’ly have either walked over to Miller Woods or droven myself down to the dam for an urban hike. Last year, I got a LOT done on the second day after xmas. I remember pushing myself to accomplish all of that stuff that day — and feeling quite accomplished at the end of the day. One of the reasons I didn’t do all that much today is because we have made enough flinging progress around here that the fugly Silence of the Lambs-looking dungeon closet I cleaned out a year ago today has almost nothing in it, i.e., we haven’t packratted a whole bunch of crap back into the Landfill since then, so yay!

I was partly at loose ends because our niece Pengie and her BF, not to be confused with @_FloridaMan although that’s where they are living, stopped by for dinner at the ABC downtown and xmas cheer on their way back to Fla after a whirlwind of visits to friends and relations in the Great Lake State. They were not required to make a stop on The Planet and they were *certainly* not expected to arrive bearing gifts but look at those cute frroooogggs! They came from a store that I did not shop at this year, which is probably a good thing because if I had seen them, I would’ve prob’ly bought them for myself 🐸🐸🐸🐸. Anyway, they are technically measuring cups and they will be wonderful in my kitchen whether I use them for measuring cups (I might) or something else.

Oh yeah, I did read a big chunk of my current book today, which is Lila by Marilynne Robinson. (Reading is a productive activity, roight?) I was thinking that this was the second book I have read recently by Marilynne but it turns out it’s the third. But it is the third in a series of three and the second in that series that I have read. How’s that for advanced math, eh? 🐗 I like Lila the best so far. I liked Housekeeping (which I didn’t realize was written by the same author as Lila) but I had mixed feelings about the ending but that’s mainly because my maternal instincts kicked in (but now that I am reading Lila, I am revisiting my feelings about the ending). I loved the main character in Gilead but I struggled with the format a bit. For a split second, I confused Housekeeping with The Help as in, did *this* author write *that* book too? I enjoyed The Help and its characters but like Marilynne’s writing better. I’m sure that’s more than you ever wanted to know about what I’m reading right now but that’s what yer gonna get.

Because I have been asked more than a couple times… 1) Yes, I am working tomorrow. I *have* to work. I do not have enough vacation time left to take tomorrow off and I am no longer sick enough to be able to use that excuse. 2) Yes, I am telecommuting. I *have* to telecommute. My loverly dog-poopy cube no longer exists. All of the cubes have been dismantled and stored in big truck trailers and the carpet has been ripped up. 3) I *know* there is a good chance there will be an ice storm sometime tomorrow. Doesn’t that make it a Good Thing that I have to telecommute tomorrow? Well, actually there is a chance that I will have to schlep over to Cubeland because my new [unwanted] work laptop has been shipped. But I won’t drive over there to pick up that thing in an ice storm!

2 Responses to “Visions of disembodied mouse ears”

  1. Tonya Says:

    Those froggy measuring cups are absolutely adorable!

  2. Margaret Says:

    I love those measuring cups!! Totes adorbs. 😉