So this morning I was sitting on the back porch, reading blogs and so forth and Mr. Moon was in town and it was raining a little and suddenly I heard a cracking noise.
Now. I know what that is. I've lived here long enough. It is the sound of a tree letting go a part of itself. The question always is- how big a part, and also- where is it going to land?
I heard another crack.
"That doesn't sound too big," I thought.
And then came the "whoosh" of leaves falling through other leaves and then a thud and a bounce as a pretty durn big limb detached itself from a Bradford pear tree right beside the back porch. Some of the smaller limbs attached to the main limb even landed on the porch steps.
We were incredibly lucky.
Unless I see another one I really like, of course.
I got Mr. Moon's favorite pita chips and I got some rice cakes because as you know, one must snack on the road. It is imperative. I'd rather eat Cheez Its and potato chips than rice cakes because I'm a human being but I'm already round enough. I bought laundry detergent so that there will be plenty for Mark and Rachel and Hank to do laundry if they want. I got two boxes of animal crackers to take to the boys because I had to.
I asked Jessie to please ask the guys what they would like Mer to bring from her house.
Levon said, "The TV" and August asked for the game "Life".
Probably neither are going to get their wish. My version of Life is so old and it drives me crazy because of how long it takes to set up although that very fact pleases Mr. Engineer, Jr.
And I am tired. Just pure-T tired.