February 4th, 2018

caillebotte_man at his window

Out of Season

New growth is emerging on the rose bushes, and the camellia buds are starting to open. Even though a slight cooling trend has begun it isn't expected to get below 45 degrees on the coldest night for more than a week, and the days will all top out in the high sixties or low seventies. Winter's kingdom has been usurped, and nothing can be done about it.

Having made what was on the whole an uneventful trip to the stores I am now supplied with various comestibles to last the week, including some ginger snaps and potato chips (along with a bit of more sensible food) and, of course, the long-desired donuts which will make waking up worthwhile each of the next six days. There is also cheese.

Going out failed to invigorate me today. Usually I get at least a little bit of a buzz off of shopping, but today I just felt tired. Maybe it was seeing all those old people. It's the beginning of the month, and they all just got their checks and were out in force, slowing everything down. Everybody young was apparently home watching football. Anyway, I'm tired. Time to watch young Queen Victoria fail to murder anyone. She wasn't really English, of course, or I'm sure she would have.

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