I’m half way through my first cup of coffee. I somehow volunteered to help at church this morning, and if I got my act together, I could go for the first service, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. It’s still raining, although I can see a patch of bright light out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s nice, though. My husband finally got around to pulling together his tax numbers so I’ll be spending the afternoon with Turbo Tax. We’ll file for an extension but at least we’ll know how much to send with it.
After making two pairs of socks, I’m not crocheting slippers from granny squares. Still using up old worsted weight yarn. It took me awhile to get the gauge right. The pattern suggested an F hook to make a 4-1/2 inch square. I’m up to an I! They are very cute: a combo of white, green, and brown. I’ll make the second one today, probably, while I’m watching the second part of Sense and Sensibility.
I also need to get some exercise today. I’ve been eating OK (although I’m not sure how the sweet potato pie and low fat frozen yogurt fits in), but I need to do the second piece. I took a bike ride on Friday and it felt good. We’re lucky to have the Colonial Parkway just down the road so I am rewarded by great views of the river. I also saw a cedar waxwing hanging out in a tree along our road. If it clears up today, I’ll try to get another ride in, but it will probably be yoga. I’ve got a new Gaiam DVD to try out. I liked the “Energy Balancing” routine: mostly for when you’re feeling lousy and just need to be quiet for a bit. the other one is a more typical workout. I ordered two yoga bricks to try out as well.
So, with taxes, crocheting and exercise, I’ve got a full day ahead. I wouldn’t mind finishing Carl Hiassen’s Double Whammy, either. We are rushing to the climax: the bad guy has a dog head hanging from his arm and has just kidnapped the hero’s ex-wife. Meanwhile, the hero is trying to figure out how to beat the murder rap for which he was set up. It’s funny, but vaguely reminiscent of Nature Girl. And, I just got a notice from Amazon that he’s got a new one out. There’s also one more in my basket. I think I’ll probably devote more time to Barack Obama’s autobiography next. It’s on the Kindle and I’ve been reading bits and pieces when I’m waiting for meetings or stuck in hotel rooms. So much to read, so little time.
And, there’s always a flash project to work on. I think I’ll buy a license for royalty free clip art to use. I did some rudimentay drawings in Flash itself and they looked pretty bad. I could always run the clip art through Comic Life for a nice effect. I’ve at least worked out the flow of decisions.
The chickens are giving the back yard a real once over. It’s wet and the worms are coming out. We discovered that the silver spangled hamburg was laying eggs in a tucked away spot under the pump house lean to. Found a good dozen or so. Not sure how old they are, so we’re going to feed them to the dogs. They’ll eat anything!
OK, coffee is gone and it’s time for a shower. Many blessings to all for a wonderful day!