“Pensive they sit, and roll their languid eyes.”

Today is warm and sunny. I had an early morning meeting and did some errands after that. It was as if the sun had given me a burst of energy, taken away all my reasons for griping and made me glad to be out and about so early.

I have been nominated for a Liebster award by Peace, Love & Great Country Music. The award is best explained if you read Good Golly Miss Molly who nominated Peace, Love and All. Good Golly Miss Molly explains what I need to do, which will take some pondering before I post. Good thing I have tomorrow.

I am devoid of original thought. That happens to me every now and then. It’s as if my brain has slowly leaked away anything of interest, even to me. Nothing in the papers caught my attention. The headline in the Globe was More Women Become Breadwinners. I’m sure newspapers were quickly whisked off stands and grocery counters with a headline like that. I’m reading a James Patterson. Sometimes it seems as if I’m always reading a James Patterson. This one is part of the Private series.

My errands are all done; I have no laundry to wash; my house is clean; the yard has been shoveled and plowed; I took a shower last night and yesterday the bird feeders were filled. I can’t imagine what is left except something esoteric. I wonder if cleaning the cabinet fits the definition.

No trip is planned which may be part of the cause of my ennui. Last year and the year before I had Ghana. A few years before that I had Morocco. Now I have Hyannis, the hub of the mid-cape.

Today is the birthday of Copernicus. Might be a great reason for a party!

Maybe Gracie and I will take a ride and look for adventure. Sometimes just around the corner there might just be a surprise.

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  1. It freaked me out at first, but it is simple. Put the award banner in a new post, answer the 11 questions I listed, nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and include 11 questions for them to answer. Oh, and include 11 little facts about yourself. You have a great blog, I enjoy reading it.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Marvelous idea by peacelovegreatcountrymusic, your blog deserves an award.
    Copernicus deserves a party, but he won’t show up.
    “Cleaning is never the solution for anything” (Kat quote).
    A short music trip to Bolga/Ghana:
    http://www.awesometapes.com/2012/01/bola-volume-7-coming-april-23-world.html
    Have a good ride full of nice surprises.

    • Kat Says:

      Birgit,
      I stand by my original statement, but that cabinet has me curious. I think there are several new kitchen utensils (like a stuffed jalapeño holder for the grill) hidden in there, thrown in after I bought them. Also, I think there must be a mouse nest in the back. I found one there before, and in a drawer I cleaned recently, I found chewed paper napkins, great nest materials.

      The song is great-it has pieces of both the traditional and contemporary. I can’t believe he is from Bolga. That is the best part!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Congratulations on your Liebster nomination.

    It does always seem as if you are reading a James Patterson but I think it’s just that when you write about reading something, it’s always when you are reading Patterson.
    I’m reading Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War. I have no idea why. Probably because I have been reading light weight stuff lately and need something meaty to hone the brain cells. It’s likely that I will stop reading it long before many cells have been honed and I will go back to fluff. 🙂

    It was sunny this morning but now the clouds have come in. There are a few things I have to do today but am not motivated to do them. It’s one of those days.
    Enjoy your day.

    • Kat Says:

      Thank you, Caryn,
      You are really reading while I am being amused by a mystery!

      When I was working, I read so many education books about new theories or new programs, different ways of disciplining (you get the idea) that I vowed mostly light reading when I retired. I have sort of kept to that vow but every now and then something catches my attention.

      It was a pretty day even when the clouds came in-they were light and the day never got dismal.

      I was amazed at the errands I did, all before 10:30!

      Have a great evening!

      • Caryn Says:

        Well, when I was working I read dry IRS manuals and instructional material about how to train employees to apply the tax law to the bit that they were supposed to be doing. Even heavy duty history books are amusing compared to that. 🙂

  4. olof1 Says:

    You should try driving on our roads and You’ll never wish for an adventure again 🙂 🙂 🙂 We’re having a nasty northern wind and a snow flake falls every now and again. Lotta the derr is back and things is slowly turning back to njormal when it comes to deers :-9

    I’m prepariung for a weelend without a car. I usually never go anywhere anyway but I know I’ll miss something as soon as I left my car to get repaired. Some welding will be done and two new break discs will replace two rather rusty ones. Very few garahe´s wants to weld on cars now days so I’m lucky to have a friend that does it for me.It’s either that or finding another car and I sort of like this little one I have now.

    I’ll celebrate Coprnicus with a big cup of hot cocoa 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • Kat Says:

      Christer,
      I want adventure, not danger!

      I’m glad to hear Lotta is back and things are back to normal. I do wish I’d see one or two around here as I know they’re in the woods.

      It’s true-when you don’t need something, it’s always there. When you need something, it’s not available. The last time I had to leave my car was two years ago when I went to Africa so I didn’t miss it. Worked out well for me.

      Do toast Copernicus before you drink your cocoa!

  5. Bob Says:

    Thank you Copernicus for taking us out of the center of the Universe and rightfully putting the sun at the center of our solar system. Unfortunately, we still think that we are the center of everything and it gets us in trouble from time to time.

    Today was absolutely gorgeous here in North Texas. Clear skies, light wind and 62 degrees. I hate that I was cooped up at work when the weather is so beautiful. Don’t ask me in mid August what I think of Texas weather, I know it will be very hot and dry.

    • Kat Says:

      Bob,
      With the weather changing, we are learning we are no longer the center of this world. It just took a really long time for us to wake up to our role as caretakers, not abusers.

      Today was a great day here though much cooler than yours, but without the wind, the day feels warm. It was a pretty day.

  6. im6 Says:

    The honor of being selected as a blog of note not withstanding, I’m not sure how I feel about having a bunch of total strangers traipsing about 🙂 It’s like your favorite restaurant suddenly being favorably reviewed and it becomes harder to get a table. Hope I can still get reservations!

    • Kat Says:

      im6,
      I doubt this will bring a slew of outsiders. I was listed among 10 other blogs. Curiosity may have them drop by but Coffee is different. That will keep us in the alleyway everyone passes by without a second look.

  7. Cuidado Says:

    What a lot of work you will have to do to qualify for your award!

    Both the cat and I were away and have returned home. Yesterday I told Bella there was a mouse in the house that she should be on the lookout. Last night when I went up to bed, there was a dead mouse laying in the middle of my bed. Today is windy and rainy.

    Thank you for sending the Miss. John Hurt song. It is great!

    • Kat Says:

      Cuidado,
      I know and that’s what is stopping me.

      Bella would have loved staying here. She could have caught all the mice she wanted. I’m going to reset the trap and see if they are really gone from upstairs then I’ll move the trap down here.

      You are very welcome!


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