“Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island.”

Drab is about the best description for today. The sky is grey, and it is very damp outside. At times it is spitting rain as my mother would say. I’m okay with that as my sister outside of Boston is getting snow again: 4 to 6 inches. I’d be screaming.

Gracie can get outside through the dog door and has a patch of driveway at the end so she can do her business. The only problem is she likes to go into the backyard for her more substantial business and she can’t get there. After I let her out this morning, I saw her squat then I went to get my coffee. When I got back to the door, I saw she was gone which is surprising as there is nowhere to go then I noticed her head and one paw poking out between two back steps from behind. She had gone under the farmer’s deck. I ran and switched from slippers to shoes and then ran to the door to go help her. Well, she had already figured out to follow her way under to get out and was walking up the steps.

Water is dripping from the roof and icicles are forming at the edges. The beauty of the snow is disappearing because the day is above freezing and the rain slowly pits and erodes the snow. Nothing about today is pretty.

It’s a short post today mostly because my inactivity has made life a bit boring. I read, picked appetizers to make for Super Bowl watching, play backgammon against the computer and caught up with Grantchester, a wonderful series on PBS. I even napped in the afternoons. I suppose I could clean but that is the last desperate measure.

It’s time to get moving. Gracie and I are going to the dump for one of our errands. She’ll be thrilled: as for me, not so much.

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6 Comments on ““Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island.””

  1. Erin Says:

    I love Grantchester! Just bought the first book in the series. I was happy to see Tony from Wire in the Blood plays the detective. BTW, it’s snowing here, too. And yes, I am screaming. Jamie has to pull me back from the edge now and again. I pretend I am thrilled to be visiting the ice castle at Loon for our anniversary when I’d rather be drinking a bright colored drink on a warm cruise somewhere, a toe dipped in the saltwater pool while complaining about the heat. I’d buy flowers for the kitchen table, but Marley will just chew the heads off of them. My kingdom for some color!!!

    • katry Says:

      I am also going to buy the books.

      The rain is heavier now and the full wipers are needed. The side roads are awful, and the piles on the corners make seeing on-coming traffic dangerous as you have to get almost to the middle of the road to see.

      Great idea! I have PT at 1 so I’ll stop and buy some flowers. Nobody eats them here!

      Hang on: after winter comes spring!

  2. olof1 Says:

    It was above 32F today so the snow started to melt away. We were supposed to get more tonight but they’ve changed that till tomorrow morning. This time it will stay a while because it looks likewinter finally will start here. I’m glad as long as we don’t have a storm or heavy rainfalls 🙂

    They haven’t started to show Grantchester here yet but I read about it and most people seems to like it. I hope it will be shown on our PBS too, after all it is our biggest channels so they should buy it.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      We are also expecting more snow tonight, a couple of inches.

      The temperature is going ay down so the roads will freeze as much of their son cover has melted. They were bad today, but I expect they’ll be dangerous tomorrow.

      I really enjoyed the two episodes I saw-you will to.

      Have a great evening!

  3. Morpfy Says:

    R.I.P. a farewell to a poetman of my youth Rod McKuen

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