Here at the manse, we are continuing to try and make some use of the last few days of summer vacation. At least, I like to think that is what I am doing. There is also a very strong possibility that I am fooling myself and spending far more time dithering away the hours than I am willing to admit.
Here's your Wednesday Night Bullet Post. Either way, I can say that I got that done. Truth be told, everything I put on the "completed" side of the to-do list makes me giggle just a little bit.
*Every Wednesday morning, I go through the same internal debate regarding the need to perform The Weekly Visit With The Vegetables.
*There is a very loud voice in my brain that seems to be of the opinion we are really all set with the veggies.
*I've overcome this voice each week and made it over to the farmer's market.
*I've only got a couple more trips left in this summer and I want to make the most of it.
*To date, I've canned:
*7 pints of potatoes
*3 half pints of homemade relish (that's plenty for one gal's winter hot dog consumption, I swear it!)
*4 pints of wax beans
*7 pints of green beans
*3 pints of salsa (probably not enough but I'm bored with it already...)
*3 pints of carrots
*And will do more of them tomorrow.
*I can in small batches because I have the attention span of a toddler.
*And a limited desire to eat vegetables.
*Although I must admit I've done better with that since I've been putting up my own.
*Sometimes I go look at all those pretty glass jars all lined up and waiting for me to rediscover them in winter and I begin to giggle.
*It's more of a cackle, really.
*Kind of disturbing if you want the truth...
*Upgrading my cable subscription meant getting all sorts of nifty new benefits.
*And the return of some stuff I lost in the digital transition years.
*I've spent part of today catching up with Dr. Who. (Doctor Who: Series Six, Part 1)
*I knew there was a brand new Doctor, but it took me a while to accept him.
*I'm getting better with it now...
*Law And Order: UK confuses me a little bit. (Law & Order UK: Season One)
*Keep expecting The Doctor to show up.
*Freema Agyeman is one of the lawyers...
*And I'm told there is going to be more in the way of Dr. Who confusion coming up in the new season.
*Dr. Who on Law And Order...that makes me giggle, too!
*As I was checking the All Heck Has Broken Loose And The End Of The World Is Nigh Supply Shelves today, I realized that I somehow managed to stockpile over 70 cans of cat food.
*I don't know how to feel about that.
*On one hand, it really does smack of Crazy Cat Lady With Conspiracy Theory Issues.
*On the other hand, I don't have to go out in a snowstorm to get cat food the next time school is cancelled and I forget to go to the store.
*I heard that giggle/cackle again while I was staring into the supply closet.
*I am a little worried about me.
*Did I mention that I read Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family)?
*I can't remember if I told you that. I read it.
*A while ago, actually...
*It was OK. Not my favorite, but good.
*But I looooooved Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel!
*So funny! And you get to read about people who are calling each other rather vile names but it's OK because they are saying it in British!
*And New Zealand-ish. Which is not Australian-ish and you want to be clear on that beforehand.
*Insults in British are very cultured and classy so it's OK to call people names.
*At least to my ears...
*Very good tale and a nice slice of Victorian alternate history.
*At last, I felt ready to tackle The Magician King: A Novel.
*I read it in two days. Devoured it.
*Better than the first one. (The Magicians: A Novel)
*But you don't want to read the sequel without having read the original.
*Even I had moments of "Wait...what? Who is that? Why are they here? Do I already know them?"
*And I just finished The Magicians!
*Can't imagine how confusing it would have been without a primer.
*Then, just for fun, I read The Magnificent 12: The Call.
*It was a "between paychecks freebie download." I gave it a shot.
*Freebies don't always work out so well.
*It's awesome! It's straight up kiddie lit. Middle grade for sure.
*But beyond funny and really very sharply written.
*The marketing strategy worked. I'll no doubt spring for the sequel!
*I like kid's books. I teach kids. I think it's good to know what's available for them.
*Plus I like YA literature and am thrilled to have an excuse to keep reading it as an adult.
*Makes me giggle, but not cackle because that is disrespectful to the printed word.
*Now I'm reading Day by Day Armageddon.
*I like it, but I happen to enjoy the genre. I can understand how others might find it a little slow.
*Day by day journal entries detailing the end of the world as we know it.
*These are your nice, well-behaved zombies who conform to tradition.
*They shamble, never run and fall down decently when someone scores a head shot.
*I appreciate it when the undead respect the rules.
*Again, I do not laugh. Nor giggle. Nor cackle.
*Don't want to attract any undue, undead attention...
*I'm giggling on the inside.
And so goes another Wednesday as we count down the last of the summery ones. Only two more left before I'm back to adding school-related bullet points to the post. Those are often some of the funnier ones and I'm certain that they will make me giggle.
For now, though, I find the sight of my well-stocked supply cabinet and afternoon naps far more cackle-worthy...
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