This post ranks right up there with the ten most lame I’ve ever written. For lack of a good idea for posting tonight, this is the only thing I can come up with and I apologize to readers. It’s windy, very cloudy, and the sound of the dried oak leaves rustling on the trees brings back memories of winter, finally. The temperature dropped forty degrees in less than twenty-four hours today and there's talk of snow on Thursday. I’m looking forward to one of our river birches pictured here to provide a place for all of the hummingbirds to perch before darting to the Cannas and Zinnias this spring!
Bogged down by back-to-back meetings at the office, there was no time for me to wander outside today. I missed it very much but I do have something to look forward to tonight, though. The only television show I watch religiously is American Idol. This is my fifth season and I can’t recall missing an episode. Most days I listen to the last fifteen minutes of Oprah while starting dinner but I don’t really watch it. I zone in on other shows between laundry and various chores in the evenings but to sit and watch a TV movie or show is out of the question, even on the weekends. I’d fall asleep before the first commercial! Local TV news in the morning is something I need to have but I couldn’t tell you what the news crew looks like. I only know their voices. So, this is where I’ll be tonight for the beginning of the sixth season of the number one ranked show in America. In the bedroom, away from Michael who usually watches Modern Marvels or the History Channel…BLECH!!!
My American Idol throne. Removed of my robe and other articles of clothing, it’s ready! With a bag of “Smart Balance” popcorn that tastes worse than paper, I’m ready. This is where I'll be on AI nights until the end of the season.
Planning ahead for tonight, I bought two fresh Nylabone edibles for the black and white girlfriends in hopes they won’t pester me with constant lap-jumping and kisses. I’m thinking of hiring a kid to keep them occupied on Tuesday nights. Not really…Michael’s in Virginia tonight so I’m the only one in the house to provide them with the entertainment they need after missing me all day. We’ve played rigorously tonight, but it’s never enough for my energetic female athletes.
For those suffering the winter doldrums, here is a little splash of color from my front yard. Pansies peeking at you above the landscape wall.