There have been a number of posts here recently whining about how early I had to get up. This morning, I was up before the sun, but only because that's when I woke up. No alarm. No schedule
So, I sat on the porch in the dark at 5:45 a.m. with a cup of coffee and my 'puter. I read the NY Post online and listened to the morning sounds. There were geese. There was some kind of screaming bird from the Tarzan movies. There was the beep, beep, beep of (presumably) a garbage truck in the distance.
Then there was a squirrel attack. A few of them showed up in nearby trees and started shaking limbs to knock loose nuts or whatever. It was really noisy and the "thud, thud, thud, thud, thud" of the nuts landing was a little disconcerting.
Add to that the fact that I couldn't see more than 50' through the fog. Now, the sun is up and the fog is burning off. The trees are backlit. I can see the other side of the lake. It makes me think maybe I should go fishing now.
BTW, it rained its ass off last night and I was kinda hoping that would continue this morning. I don't need an excuse to stay in the cabin and read and eat and read and eat and read and eat. But it would make me feel better about skipping activities.
Decision made. I'm going to fish a little and then I'm going to militantly skip activities for the rest of the day. There's way too much reading and eating to do.
Note: I know this was not the most exciting post I've ever written. Sue me. I don't have to think this morning and you can't make me.
Note 2: I've mentioned that I don't have cable TV at home and I don't miss it. This has been reinforced by what I've been watching. I know the financial crisis is serious and that someone is to blame. But regardless of which side they take, Cable News is poison. They're not helping. May I repeat. They're all poisonous. Don't watch them.