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April 15, 2018

Watching: Recorded episodes of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Don’t judge. Earlier I was watching birds at my new bird feeder that we put up in front of the house. (Alas, I really don’t want Murphy snatching birds out of the air in the back yard.)

Aching: in my arms and legs. I removed 74 dandelions from the front lawn yesterday (down from the year before) and woof I feel it. We raked up the dead crap and planted more seeds. If the lawn doesn’t take THIS year, NEXT year I’m putting in a ball pit.

Reading: I went to the library today to drop off and check out some more books. I picked up The Violet Hour, American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, The Sunshine Sisters, and a book of poetry by Mary Oliver. I’m not a poem person, but it is National Poetry Month so why not?

Psyching: myself up to get back to work tomorrow after a stint in Austin. Luckily, I’m working from home tomorrow so the transition won’t be so bad.

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  • J.P. Choquette April 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Love the new feeder, Kim! Have you ever heard of Birds Be Safe cat collars? They’re actually these bibs that go over the cat’s chest (attached to the collar) and we used them with our female cat for a couple of years. She was SO bad about catching anything that moved. Anyway, thought it might help keep your birds safe!

    Looking forward to seeing grass and dandelions once again here in northwestern Vermont. But yes, I should start training now! 🙂

    • zippi April 18, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      I would have taken those out for you. I eat the plants, but then, if it was the front yard…. mmmm maybe not. Lol.

  • smd April 19, 2018 at 9:53 am

    We cannot get grass to grow in much of our backyard. Now it’s wild and littered with stones and I don’t care.