ELEVEN DAYS INTO THE NEW YEAR … AND THINGS ARE WARMING UP!
“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings–
Let’s start with the snow … or perhaps the disappearance of same. Because there was a foot of snow covering my backyard, and also because of my cold I failed to go out and refill the seed dish for the little Eurasian Tree Sparrows who have been living in my yard. Normally, when I’m late in putting out the seed they will fly up and sit on the rail around the deck by the back door. Well, as the snow melted in the yard, I discovered a small frozen sparrow encased in the snow on the ground at the base of the deck. A fine caretaker I am of an endangered species of birds. I feel like my life is turning into an O.Henry story.The Eurasian Tree Sparrow is the bird on the right edge of the picture.
Getting out of this cabin … well, I had to make my break and get out of the house sometime … because the cupboards were getting bare. Not only had I run out of bread and crackers and anything else I could make a sandwich out of. Even if I had bread to make toast, I didn’t have any jam or butter to spread on it. So I got up early this morning and made a list of just the essentials I would be needing. And that included a bag of dog food for Renee and a small box of mini-bone treats, too. Surprisingly, it all fit into my two FOOD NETWORK Shopping Bags. Then I got home and realized that I had forgotten to get toilet paper.
The mailman delivers … after three days of no mail delivery because of impassive-able and/or impossible roadways the mail has been arriving in a flurry the past three days. Mostly bills, a belated Christmas card, and last week’s grocery ads listing all the specials that are no longer special. Also a porn video from a friend who figured I get cabin fever. I just might watch it for laughs. What else is on TV this weekend besides figure skating and the Golden Globs. Note, that spelling was intentional. What else can you say about an award show put on by a bunch of foreigners who get everyone drunk before they give them an award?
That’s all, neighbor!