graduated. That I have reached this
turning point has not really registered
with me yet, I have not begun to wind
down yet. I will though. Around about
Wednesday it will come to me that I
do not have to make the white-knuckle
drive every morning, or repeat it every
afternoon. I've been holding my breath,
screwing up my courage and energy every
day to make the commute. Now I am breathing
Last night Attila and I enjoyed a rare night out. We can count the number of night's out in the last five years on one hand, perhaps two if we reallly broaden the definition of a night out.
We attended a house concert, to hear James Gordon perform. It was about an hour drive from home, so it was quite manageable. A wonderful evening. The hostess and host are lovely people, their home warm, welcoming and perfect for a solo performer. This was the first time we had seen James perform live, and we were not disappointed.
Today the weather is perfect. It is sunny and warm. There is a gentle breeze that jostles the newly opened leaves. The black flies are fierce. The mosquitoes breathtakingly numerous. However, we can enjoy sitting out in our screened in porch.
I've been filing and organizing all day. My little RSP matured while I was writing exams and it completely slipped my attention. The reinvestment they signed me up for is disappointing, 1.3%. Consdering they are charging me over 19% on the credit card debt, I have to wonder why such a breathtaking disparity is legal. Shouldn't be.
Attila has just installed a new light in the screened in porch. It is a solar light with a switch. We have no light at the back door, in the screened in porch. Arriving home after dark is always a fumble, to find the keyhole. We are hoping this light will work year round and provide us with unlocking-the-door illumination.
I have been experimenting with making my own shampoo. The chemicals in store bought shampoos are just too scary. My first attempts failed miserably, leaving my hair waxy and matted. At that point I had to give up the project for a while, as I needed to look my best to attend my training program. Now that I am free again, I have taken up the home made shampoo project once more. Today I met with real success. I mixed one part tap water and one part castile soap. I used about a quarter cup of this mixture, to wash my hair twice. Then I rinsed with 2 tablespoons of vinegar mixed with 1 1/2 cups of warm water. I rinsing twice by using half of the rinse mixture each time. My hair is clean and soft.
On Friday Helena had surgery. Safe and sound now, she was in the operating room for a little over four hours. By all accounts she is feeling better every day and hopes to be home soon. Catriona has Ariel's recovery well in hand, covering all the bases for her until she is back on her feet.
Attila has a roast in the oven and is preparing the vegetables, which he will add soon. The house smells wonderful!
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Camera Batteries Dead Again!
On The Screen
Sixth Season Episodes
By The Easy Chair
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
"The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."
Amelia Earhart (18971937)
Wind: W 20km/h
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Relative Humidity: 35%
Pressure: 101.76 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km
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