Water and revisions--sounds good to me!
It is simple, but I am sorry you are down to only two things on your list because of health.
Edited at 2014-03-04 06:24 am (UTC)
I hope it's at least helpful to have that short but clear flowchart, rather than "do I have a glass of water? If not, get one. If so, wonder what to do next."
Oh, great; now I'm going to be saying, "I'm just here to help the ball club," for the next however long.
And now I'm bouncing off that to lilairen
's perky "I carry the hose!" I am not sure why.
(Also "Before enlightenment: fetch wood, carry water. After enlightenment: fetch wood, carry water.")
But you do help the ball club. You make shinies for the ball club. It helps.
Also, Lord willing, things'll work out.
You got to play them one day at a time, they tell me.
(Thank you for the gentle laugh of recognition that gave me. I am a sad beast today because our beloved ur-tree, our fully mature and-then-some silver maple, is being laid to rest in a planned ceremony rather than making its end this spring in a crash of the wind's choosing. Hadn't expected to be in tears all morning, and this exchange is helping me deal. So thanks.)
Oh, oh. Trees. That's hard. I'm sorry. Yes. I mean: sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.
But a tree like that, well, it sure feels like rain there.
The arborist people are excellent and skilled. The guy in charge knows we love the tree, and they are doing right by it. Because we're sure it wouldn't want to fall on anybody's house or something; it's always been a most considerate tree that way. Laid two twelve-foot limbs down once, in a storm, one on either side of the car and running exactly parallel to it. Thoughtful tree. And one of my favorite places to photograph shinies. I maybe will make a little photo collection of my favorite of its boles.
But yeah. Rain. Even though it is the responsible thing to do.
A photo collection of its boles sounds like the thing. That is one neighborly sort of tree you have there.
It really really is. It's taking two huge bucket trucks and a chipper and I think a five-worker crew. There may be more people I haven't seen yet.
I'm sure they'll be itemized in the bill. Which is impressive in its own way.
And I am now cheered up a bit by photos of seabirds, thanks to someone who asked after some art about gannets. (Which turn out to be cool weird aircraft birds, whoah.) Anyhow, apparently if you are a giant petrel, and a shark cruises up looking for trouble, the thing you do is put your head under water and BITE HIM ON THE NOSE.
I have no explanation for why that cheers me up, but it does.
(Photos of giant petrel and shark
. Also gannets
I find it cheering also. I can't explain it either.
Goodness, why are people making so many necklaces of owls and swallows when they could be making gannets? GANNETS!
Now I'm thinking of the Monty Python bookshop sketch.
"It's a Standard British Bird, the gannet, it's in all the books!!!"
Now I am thinking of how to string garnets and gannets together into a sestina
Swallows are insistent. Voici
There is something about knocking sharks on the nose that is just intrinsically funny, I think. (I hadn't heard of the biting on the nose by petrels, but I have a fourteen-year-old clipping from a UK newspaper on how to survive shark attacks in Thai waters, and the advice is to bop the shark on the snout to confuse it.)
That is delightful. Thank you.
Gannets are smooth and swift but also sort of alien-looking. Something about the shading and the eyebrows, I think.
I did not know that about giant petrels. Thanks!
Edited at 2014-03-05 09:27 am (UTC)
Oh my. I remember reading about gannets when I was small, but I hadn't seen photographs. Beautiful.
I don't thing I like it when simple isn't easy.