I like this saving daylight thing – I really do. It was because we’re saving daylight that I got to sleep late this morning. The clock said so. The clock told me that when my furry girl told me it was time for her breakfast (lots of things tell me what to do) it was an hour later than what has been usual. Never mind the light level was exactly the same as it was yesterday – the clock said! So I’m a happy camper, and will be for the next few months. Let’s not discuss what kind of camper I will be when fall comes – unless the powers that be get smart and opt to just keeping saving daylight all year long.
There is another difference today. We have blue skies and sunshine. Just piling up the happiness things here. The snow is melting so I can now walk down my driveway without the fear of slipping on ice and falling. I can also see all the pine needles that will need to be raked up when it dries up. Unless I just let nature rule and go primitive. Maybe get some goats and let my grass grow.
I’ve limiting the news I watch. But I did read a summary of the speech DT gave ostensibly for the candidate in Pennsylvania’s special election which will be held Tuesday. At least that’s what they said the speech was about – but it seemed to me DT did what he does best – brought it back around to himself and how great he is. Is everyone convinced yet? Can we just move on with some civility and reason in governing now?
I watched the Academy Awards last weekend. After a day of thinking I wouldn’t watch because I haven’t seen any of the movies and anyway, who cares? But I did. Because it’s easy watching, requiring nothing of me. It was okay, and I might even watch a couple of the movies now that they’re available for streaming. I say that – but I still have one of last year’s winners in my watch list. Not watched.
My chipmunks have apparently decided it’s not time to hibernate. I’ve had one that’s been out foraging where I throw birdseed for a few weeks now. More recently, he was joined by a second one. This morning there are three of them. Our crazy non-winter winter – or what was a non-winter winter until the middle of February – must have them really confused. Sometimes one of them will come peek into my morning room door window. One of the squirrels does that too. That’s fine now, but I’m questioning the wisdom of my hanging screen door when summer comes. I might end up with more inside pets than I really want.
I’ve been trying to learn to paint with acrylics now. The key word here being trying. I’ve decided to call my style “representational” because that allows for my lack of ability to paint well – or in a realistic manner anyway. I’m liking palette knife painting right now – although I cannot say I have a real technique or am the least adept with them. Hey, it’s all in the name of fun anyway. Maybe someday I’ll post some more of what I’ve done. Or maybe not. We’ll see how I feel later.
I’ve finished my second cup of coffee now, so I guess I should think about getting dressed or doing something constructive. Or not. Life will show me the way. I hate that saying. I had a boss that said it all the time, but it was always when I brought up a problem that really needed to be dealt with. I think it’s called avoidance.
Wishing you enough.