Yesterday evening I took Malcolm over to one his favorite bathroom
locations located in front of our bedroom window under the maple tree. As
I walked up I glanced over a couple of feet toward the driveway. Look what
was hiding under one of my plants? He/she just sat there very still while
Malcolm did his business. After taking Malcolm in I grabbed the camera and
ran back outside hoping baby robin would still be sitting there. It just
looked at me while I snapped about four shots with the flash without
Over the weekend I read one of the books I picked up on
our trip to Cape May, NJ, Cape Island
by I. Yevish, a novel set during the late 1800's on the island. If I
recall correctly it was a series but I only bought the first one to see
how I would like it. The book is one of those local, small publisher deals
that will require I order the others either from that book store or if I
make a return trip.
Last night I started another new author I picked up for
Bob, Ayelet Waldman. In
the first book of the series, Nursery Crimes, we meet former
attorney/public defender now stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum. According
to the jacket blurb, Waldman's books are somewhat autobiographical since
she herself is a former lawyer now stay-at-mom. Her husband as well as the
characters husband is a writer. In the books he is a screen writer, in
real life she is married to author Michael Chabon. I was only able to stay
awake long enough to read the first few chapters but I can tell I am going
to love the series.
Two weeks and counting...until Memorial Day weekend. Yes,
I need a vacation. Since starting last July 1 full time with Womble I have
not been used to working three/fours months without a long weekend break.
By this time of the year when I was with the County we had already had MLK
day and Easter since the first of the year. Plus I was up to almost four
weeks/year when I left. Then, when I worked at home and subsequently part
time I was still free to take a day off for a long weekend since I was
only working part time anyway.
Now, I must conserve my vacation days being back to square
one with only two weeks. While we did get MLK back in January I have not
had a long weekend since. We did have the weekend away at Fancy Gap in
March but I worked that Friday. I am starting to feel the need to have
more that a two day break from the daily grind of the job plus all the
other activities I have going on.
As a matter of fact, I took a break tonight and did not go
to the gym. We had a nice little garden variety thunderstorm blow up just
as I got home. I decided to take the night off and just relax instead.