Friday, September 5, 2014

New Leaves

"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better."  My mother had sayings for every occasion, and this is one she'd use if I were trying harder.  Well, I'm trying harder here.  Yesterday I was trying not to run as late as I had been.  Why is it that bad habits are the easy ones to achieve and harder to break?  Anyhow, even though I was "on time," (it's not like I'm punching a clock) this squirrel was waiting and giving me what for.  I've named him Gene Krupa because he starts drumming his feet when he wants me to step away.  The little barn bird feeder that Steve made is beginning to fall to pieces after years of turkeys stomping on the roof and squirrels scratching into the platform for the very last morsel.  The whole thing fell off the tree some years ago and Larry reinstalled it.  I wonder if Angie's List has a mini-barn renovator on call.

Tuesdays are trash days but, if I'm really on top of my game, I take the barrel down to the big road on Monday evening so I don't have to rush to beat the early morning pick-up on Tuesday.  It's still dark now when Trash Guy rolls up.  Many's the day, though, that I have to throw on clothes and make a dash for the truck, hoping to beat TG to the corner.

Turning over another new leaf on the tree, I shocked even myself by dusting for no good reason yesterday.  No company coming, and hardly enough dust to write your name.  I just did it.  Will wonders never cease!

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Monday explained and BIG points for early delivery of the trash barrel!! :-) And even more kudos for dusting! You are way ahead of me in the points department...but let's all have a "brownie!"