Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tyranny of the Lists
I hear you, 2Grandma, I really do. I'm crushed under a pile of 'to do' lists, although I'm making headway. Have written what amounts to a short story's worth of stuff for Ramona's care while I am gone. She keeps coming to me and lamenting the fact that I am going. "I don't want you to go, Mom. I want to go, too". Here is what I am going to miss (even though she has a cell phone and will probably call me several times a day).
Now, I know you showed me how to place photos here and there in my post, but I don't see that option here on this page where I type at this moment. I'm sure I'll figure it out, you did! In the best of all worlds the next photo will end up after this sentence, har har, so likely. Ramona's dad has a swan...ah, the wonders of click and drag! I have to laugh when something is that easy, and I've endowed it with such a steep learning curve.
I'll get back to my lukewarm coffee (no, I really like it that way!) and my list. I'm really doing very well. I figure we really don't need all that much for this trip, just our MAPS (haven't seen that before on either of our lists, ha ha ha), and electronic necessities.
One other thing I will miss is the transition of my deck garden into fall. I fully expect many things to have died back, or at the very least, quit blooming. We didn't have much of a summer this year. Except for a few days here and there, it was more like fall the whole time. Last week, however, we had a full week of gorgeous weather, and the result of those glorious days is this monarda, finally in full bloom. I hope there are some blooms left when I return home...
I planted this for the hummingbirds, and here it is almost too cold for them.
Back to the tyranny of the list...