Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ummm... Blue, no Purple Saturday!

I woke up at 6:30 AM on Saturday. Hmmm... if yesterday was Black Friday, what color is today?

I wrote and then posted the Blog entry. Next I wrote out the ToDo list for the remainder of this weekend. I shaved and showered, then left to get my hair cut.

I was back home by 10:00 AM. I looked long and hard at that ToDo list but I decided to watch a few of my Saturday morning cooking shows, instead. I made myself a turkey sandwich for brunch (Damn that smoked turkey tastes wonderful!)

My daughter Melissa called around 2:00 PM and we talked and talked (Mom was right!) When we finally hung up, I looked at the ToDo list again but after that sitting on the couch and having a drink or two (or was it five?) I was NOT inspired to work. Instead, I went to my Grandmother's barrister bookcase and got out a beloved old book. It's called "Scouting on Two Continents," written by Major Frederick Russell Burnham, published in 1926 and was given to me some twenty or thirty years ago by my Mother.

It details his life as a scout, both in the American Southwest and then in the wars in Africa. I found it fascinating as a kid and still do today. I made myself another turkey sandwich and headed to bed to do some serious reading.

Eventually I fell asleep. I woke up after 8:00 PM. I turned on the computer and had an email from Jake (no message, just the subject line: "Your meat's in the freezer!") I checked and it was! Caley also thought it was important to run into the garage. I tried for several embarrassing attempts to get her and then said, "Screw you, B*tch!! You want to be in the garage, you can just stay in the garage!"

Anyway, I want to thank Jake and Carla for dropping off this year's beef. I apologize for being asleep (blame it on your sister Melissa). I hope the Halls are doing well. I do have some friends and neighbors here, but nothing like I had back in St. Clair.

Oh yeah, back to Caley...

I let her meow piteously for a while and then finally relented and opened the garage door. She shot back into the house, jumped on the bed and stayed there the rest of the night.

Me? I made another turkey sandwich, with two more pepperoncini and read my book until I fell asleep for the night (at page 163). That makes like five sandwiches so far! Did I mention Jake was very generous with his leftovers?

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