Days like today I really miss the West. Today was gray. The trees were gray, the sky was gray, the grass was gray, even my hair was looking pretty gray. It wasn't the cold, crisp, stir your blood edge of winter we have had these past few days, just gray and soft in an uncomfortable way. A lot of bits bot done around the farm and the house, but nothing you could stand back and, smiling at the accomplishment, think I did THIS today.
The soft weather has given us another two weeks of grass, so the animals are happy. The greenhouse is cleaned out waiting for greens to be planted. Winter cleaning in the house happened today, so we all smell a bit like Murphy's Oil Soap. All these are good things, but there is no thrill, no edge to them. (maybe this is my midlife crisis and I'm going to run out and buy a snow board and get EXTREME!)
I did get to go to the library. Always a highlight. The new (at least to me) Orson Scott Card book 'Ender In Exile' was there, which I snatched up. I love the Ender books! So, after all the drama of the last few weeks, on this gray soft day when nothing brilliant happened I'll leave you with a quote from O.S. Card's new book that expresses where I am. "My needs are simple and few, thought Valentine. Food. Clothing. A comfortable place to sleep. And no idiots.".
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