For reasons all too common, I am a little on edge this beautiful morning. I am in the “if-you-want-something-from-me-just-get-to-the-point” mode and the “then-get-out-of-my-way-and-let-me-do-it” mode. Because it is much too nice out there today to prolong this grumpiness, I decided to take a few moments before I begin my assigned job to revisit my recent time sitting by the pond. I thought maybe you’d like to join me since it is quite a peaceful spot in the yard.
The pond is beginning to clear a little. It waited too long between filter cleanings and so it is murky and the three fish that are in it are not always easy to see. But it will work out and I’ll not spend a good deal of time worrying about it. It’s like my brain gets sometimes – a little bit murky. Other times it gets a lot murky. On those days when it is clear and sharp I celebrate with witticisms. Or what I consider to be witticisms.
The birds flit about, visiting the little pool at the top of the waterfall. The purchased waterfall because when we first built the pond, our efforts at a manmade waterfall were – pitiful – to say the least. I think now I could do a reasonable, working waterfall. Left to my own devices. Without a great deal of supervision. Whoops! A grumpy bit just came out.
It is reasonable to assume that I do not take kindly to being given direction each step of a project. Because I think it should be reasonable to assume that I am intelligent enough to know when to ask for help and to work most things out for myself. I have occasionally suggested we play a new game here called “let’s pretend Carol has a brain”. Can’t seem to get that game to last long unfortunately. Oh darn! More grumpy.
The pond really is a soothing place. I think the problem is I’m not really there right now. It is my second favorite spot in our yard. The first, as I am sure you know, is the front deck. My haven. What my Kat calls paradise. My Kat and I play the above-mentioned game very well together, each taking turns as needed.
I feel better now. That interlude by the rippling, gurgling water did help. Now I shall prepare myself for my assigned duty this morning. I shall also take my barbs with me in the event someone thinks supervision is required.