The Fauna and Me

David’s been gone all week to a museum meeting in Abilene. Museum meeting weeks (twice a year) mean “household work” weeks for me. Sometimes I paint a wall. Sometimes I clean out a closet or two. (Museum meeting weeks sometimes generate lots of bags for Goodwill). I might strip furniture. I might work on photograph albums. This week, I worked outside in the yard.

The weather was great. I got lots and lots of work done. I have this great pair of overall shorts that I bought in a resale place that April likes. They’re a size 26, I think. So, they’re huge and really comfortable. There are pockets for my phone, my glasses, my keys, my pruning shears, and two or three more, just in case.

It’s springtime for sure! In addition to time spent with the flora in my yard, some fauna showed up.

And the flora part:

I pulled weeds and did some edging and planted some things, but mostly (at least it seems that way) I picked up sticks. There was a storm Saturday night and the pecan tree dropped a few boughs. I trimmed some hedges. And, I haven’t been keeping up with the number of twigs and branches that die off in the back hedge and get blown and broken off. I took three bags of hedge pieces to the city’s recycle place on Thursday. (City residents are allowed to drop off yard waste two times each month.) And Friday …


A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
    sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
    poverty your permanent houseguest

Proverbs 6:10-11 (The Voice)


Or, for me, too much napping means I can expect weeds where I want grass to be, grass where I want flowers to be, and sticks all over the place!

Meanwhile, I went to the library last Saturday and checked out several audio books to listen to while I worked. I recommend My Happy Days in Hollywood by Garry Marshall, who directed and produced television programs like Happy Days and Mork and Mindy and movies, such as Beaches and Princess Diaries. It was fun for me to hear the stories of the programs I’ve enjoyed watching over the years.

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