Saturday, April 17, 2010


Today felt much like a day of early fall. It was overcast and breezy and the temperature never got above 60. A perfect afternoon for football, but not so good for working on the sprinkler system. (Which was my original plan.) I have a solenoid to replace and the cool and breeze made the idea of working in the water unattractive today. A good excuse to goof off.

Molly and L and I took a stroll through the neighborhood, wasting a dollar at the corner store buying a PowerBall ticket. Given that we have a gigantic 1 in 195,249,054 chance of winning, I think it is a pretty safe bet that buying the ticket was a waste. If I turn out to be wrong, the party's on me. {*grin*}

My reading of the last year seems to be feast or famine. Right now it is in feast mode, since I have 6 books setting on the shelf as yet unread and yet another on the way. It really works out well to read the publishers blogs, because all of that precious new reading material has come from volunteering to read new issues on their blogs. Now all I need is to find a similar source for my expensive scientific book habit. After being a member of a certain scientific book club for 20 years, I quit a couple of years ago. I don't want to say that I was their best customer, but the annual report did take a nose-dive and they do keep asking if I wouldn't like to rejoin. {*grin*}

Well, enough meandering. Time to go figure out what to fix for dinner.


  1. Are you skipping summer? Say it isn't so...

  2. We have had an unusually cool and long Spring. It has been wonderful for us!

  3. I always comment how you have screwy weather, but, 60 degrees and rainy is New England April weather.

    I do admit, I wanted to put the AC in last week and today had a fire going. Just happy no snow.

    I have a pile of books stacked up and have agreed to blog about one for a agent & author I follow through Twitter. Reviewing a book reminds me of school and I'm not sure I would do it again.

  4. It's been hot here already. Send that weather this way!

  5. Hey, I'll take any excuse to goof off. Good luck on the PowerBall.


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