It's a beautiful Saturday. Earlier, I ventured outdoors and was pleasantly surprised at how warm it felt. Still, fall was evident at every turn. I don't like how it has affected my summer garden. My summer garden. Even the late-bloomers, like asters and anemones are scooting past their prime and begging to be deadheaded. And despite the efforts of the blooming stalwarts like hardy fuchsias and roses the entire scenario looks sad because of their ailing neighbors.
I tell myself I'm not a perfectionist anymore but maybe I'm delusional. All I know is, at this juncture, it all seems really futile and even punitive, reclaiming the wildness and disarray that nature has so routinely [and somewhat cruelly] doled out.
Rather than pep talking myself in to grabbing the pruners and digging in, I said to hell with it, came inside, grabbed my laptop and opted to hover over other people's happenings.
Not too far down the burgeoning Reader list is Rindy Mae's Blog. She had a cute idea she borrowed from another blogger so I thought, hell, why not?
"The ABCs of Me."
Age: 50 but who's counting?
Bed size: Queen... must have room for cats!
Chore I dislike the most: Scooping up cat vomit.
Dogs: No! Cats, 4 of them including an unruly but lovable kitten.
Essential start to my day: Coffee, computer and meds.
Favorite color: Green.
Gold or silver: Neither. Green!
Height: 5 feet.
Instrument I've played: My mouth, singing in the car or yelling at rude drivers.
Job title: Admin Assistant, Writer, Wife, Mom, Litter box changer...
Kids: 4 ranging from 28 to 19.
Live in: A house in western Oregon
Most wanted: A bigger bathtub.
Oprah, yes or no: Yes until she went to cable.
Pet peeves: Rude drivers, Congress.
Quote from a movie: "Whose little girl are you?" [Villain, Jack Elam to a nervous Tim Conway in The Apple Dumpling Gang] and "Alabama, Mobile." [Sultry and sly Jodie Foster to handsome James Garner in Maverick.]Right or left: Ambidextrous.
Shopping: Plants, rusty junk garden art bargains.
TV show: The Good Wife, Brothers & Sisters [Netflix]
Underwear: God help us if I don't!
Vegetables I hate: Frozen or canned.
What makes you late: Over-zealous cop.
Yummy food I make: Mexican, tonight!
Zoo animal: monkeys.
By the way, I've been working on my writing skills. If you've got more time to waste and you're curious, click on the link to my writing blog. It's on my sidebar. I'd love to have your opinion, yay or nay.