“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”

The day is sunny then cloudy then back again. A tiny breeze ruffles the dead leaves. Only the drab gold finches are at the bird feeders. I don’t know where my other stalwarts are. It’s a quiet day. I brought my laundry downstairs, the first step in a long process. In the early afternoon, I have to go to the big city, Hyannis, for an appointment. I’ll make a few stops while I’m there including Trader Joe’s. That place is an occasion of sin, a term the nuns used for temptation.

I feel sleep deprived. The Sox games have ended late then I’m too stoked to sleep so I watch some TV and go on-line. Usually it is around 2:30 before I realize the time. The Sox won last night and are headed back to Boston for game 6 tomorrow night. If the Gods of Baseball smile in our favor, the Sox could clinch the series.

I couldn’t do the cryptogram this morning. My brain just isn’t working. I gave up after a couple of minutes. Usually I am far too tenacious to give up at all but my brain seems sluggish. I don’t even have much to say here today. I haven’t been out so no comments are forthcoming on the state of the world here on Cape Cod though I did read in the paper the local school board continues to fight with the town over solar panels, on the ground panels. The school committee and the superintendent got turned down once because the town committee said the panels are dangerous so the school board tried an end run though the state but got stopped just before approval because of a complaint by an abutter. I don’t get it. The panels will save a good deal of money over time, and the town of Yarmouth where the panels would be placed always complains about paying its portion of the school budget so you’d think the money would be an incentive to approve the panels, but no, not in Yarmouth.

What’s with November coming so soon? Last time I looked it was August, and we were complaining about the heat then September must have sneaked by and now October is almost at an end. I’m not going to blink because next thing I know I’ll be wrapping presents and going out and about to find my Christmas tree.

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16 Comments on ““Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    How strange, how could solar panels be dangerous? I expect they will secure them thuroghly and in a way that wind can’t tear them down. Very odd 🙂

    The storm that was coming changed directions and never reached us at all 🙂 I waited for as long as I could but we got gale force as strongest here, further south however things are a mess now.

    I don’t mind November arriving as long as it passes quickly 🙂 There’s absolutely nothing good with November, that month has no excuses for its existance at all. Dark, dreary and awful. December however is better since the holidays starts and we have something to look forward too, if nothing else the food 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      They clam kids will climb over the fence, play around with the panels and get maimed or killed in the process.

      I’m glad the storm kept its distance. It even got mentioned in my paper because of it ferocity.

      Here we have Thanksgiving in November which is really the nicest of all holidays. It is for giving thanks for what we have been given and for families to come together and enjoy dinner together, a turkey dinner with all the fixings. My father would have said it is also the best day for football!

      Enjoy your evening!!

  2. olof1 Says:

    Go Sox! by the way 🙂

  3. Bill S. Says:

    You’ll catch up on sleep this weekend–turn the clocks back.

    If kids climb over a fence to reach the solar panels, they deserve to get hurt for being stupid. There is no excuse for stupidity and you can’t save people from themselves.

    On a related note, the game of Tag has been prohibited from some area schools–the kids might get hurt. Hurt?? Bumps and bruises? Life is full of bumps and bruises, and no one is forcing anyone to play Tag. Don’t get me started.

    Lackey pitching tomorrow night? Now that’s scary.

    • katry Says:

      Bill,
      That might work but the Sox play, and I’ll never get to bed early.

      There are solar panels all over the Cape and not a single kid has climbed a fence. That is just the stupidity of the committee in Yarmouth. People snickered when they heard that, and it won’t mentioned again.

      I saw on the news about tag being prohibited because of the possibility of injury. Time to order the checkers and Chutes and Ladders.

      Lackey has pitched really well this year but had no run support, and he has pitched great during each of the playoffs. I don’t find him pitching scary at all.

  4. Bob Says:

    I am hoping for a seven game series because the last five have been so throughly entertaining. I have not seen such evenly matched teams in a long time. I would enjoy seeing the bottom of the ninth inning of game seven with the score tied and two out. David Ortiz comes to the plate and goes to a full count. Then they win the series at home with a walk off home run. That would end the baseball season with enough excitement hold us, except for St. Louis fans, until spring training in February.

    Cloudy and mild with highs in the mid sixties without much rain. Maybe tomorrow we will get a good soaking.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Those ninth innings make my stomach upset-especially the 1-0 games. I so agree with you that this had been an amazing series with little hitting on each side but when they do hit, they are game winners. The pitching has been amazing, and the last two games have had the strangest endings.

      I’d go with your end of the series if we could guarantee that’s how it would end! I’d love David being the hero-he deserves it. He has hit more times than the rest of the team combined.

  5. Bill S. Says:

    John Lackey, 10-13 for the season, 3.52 ERA. Shouldn’t we expect more from a man who makes 83 million on his contract? If I was successful less than half the time in my job, I would fire myself. Michael Wacha, MVP of the NLCS, a rookie too. Hmmmm….I hope I’m wrong.

    • katry Says:

      Bill,
      I’ll take the 3.53 ERA instead of chicken, beer and a year off after surgery. I think he’ll keep them down tonight but the team has to hit.

  6. Birgit Says:

    The gods of baseball? I think of Thor with a bat instead of a hammer in his hand. Good luck!

  7. Beto Says:

    I think Thor is DH tonight

  8. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m just getting around to catching up on blogs.

    The Sox won!

    I did not watch or they wouldn’t have won.
    I followed the progress of the game by reading a friend’s comments on Facebook.
    It was probably more entertaining than actually watching the game.
    By the way, her youngest son’s lucky butt rub on the TV screen was successful once again. Go Ronnie! 🙂

    Enjoy the win!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Yes, indeed, the Sox won!!!

      I watched the game as I have the others, but even though the Sox were leading the whole game I still was nervous.

      Nothing better than a lucky butt rub!

      I’m smiling here!!


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