Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Full Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and cool

Whew! I am so glad to be back home, and the cats were glad to see me. Even Violet didn’t punish me for going away. Granted, it was nearly 11 PM by the time I got here, but, what’s important is that I’m here.

Over the weekend, I read two Susan Wittig Albert books, INDIGO DYING and SPANISH DAGGER. I like a lot about her mysteries, but the talking to the audience in the present tense at the beginning of the book doesn’t quite work for me sometimes. However, a lot of her regular readers love it, so more power to her. I’m also almost done with CE Murphy’s HEART OF STONE, which I absolutely love. I love her Joanne Walker series, and this one is pretty amazing, too.

Got some writing done, but not enough; caught up on my classes; worked on my lectures for next week.

You know who finally got back to me about the bird? My friend who runs the sanctuary up here. He said it was a male (gee, there’s a surprise) defending his territory from his reflection, which he thinks is another bird. He’s seeing his reflection in the outer storm window, so once it’s warm enough to take that off, he’ll stop. In the meantime, it needs to be covered. Well, it’s not my house, so I couldn’t do whatever I wanted. But it rained enough so that it was too dark to see himself and he stopped. It’s supposed to rain all week, so maybe he’ll forget about it. He’d tidied himself up in the meantime, and looked better.

My departure from CT was delayed by about three hours, and then it was bumper-to-bumper traffic (for no reason) at 20 mph all the way to New Haven. I made up some time further along, but since the CT DOT is run by imbecilic incompetents, they had, of course, made the road as dangerous as possible to drive at night through their many construction zones. No lane delineations, no reflectors, etc. The lights that are supposed to have arrows that show where the lanes are were just flat lines, overly bright, so you couldn’t actually see anything but glare. Impossible to see where the road was in the rain and fog. At least here, they set up cones with reflectors and put temporary paint down on the lanes when they’re doing work, so you can see where you’re going.

Made my usual stop for gas in RI, and then realized that one reason there were so many drivers on the road is that a lot of colleges finished up yesterday, and kids are driving home — with packed cars, looking exhausted, hung over, and scared.

Driving on 6, along the canal to the Sagamore Bridge, I was nearly pushed off the road into the canal by a red pickup truck. For no reason, other than the driver was a jerk and thought it was funny. As I was fighting for my bit of road, lights and sirens came on, and a cop pulled him over 500 feet ahead of me. Good timing!

I was glad to be home. And then, of course, I had to unpack and have something to eat and play with the cats and putter around . . . it was late by the time I got to bed!

Slept in a bit this morning, and am up and trying to get through what’s accumulated on the desk. I may have to do a major excavation this week. I’ve got writing, PR, classes, work for Confidential Job #1, and grocery shopping on the agenda today. I have a lot of cooking to do this week — my mom is going out of town on a job for two weeks next week, and I’m making dinners for her and freezing them, so all she has to do is pop them in the microwave.

Laundry’s already going, and I’m getting to work on all the things that need to get done today. It’s too wet to mow (awwww, altogether now), but the plants have grown enormously just over the weekend!


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