My diminutive back yard is looking quite dismal. The long bush with the small leaves has been shedding many of them, and the vine that grows at the other end of the yard and which spent the summer flinging its tendrils the length of that yard, has turned out to be deciduous, and has dropped all of its large but now brown and shriveled leaves, leaving behind an elaborate tangle of thin, bare branches hither and yon. The sight would depress me, were I not already depressed.
To find distraction from desolate landscape and monotonous gray sky I surf the web, but today I found little to engage me. Not for the first time I found myself missing the empty-headed distractions of television. I could have gone to YouTube or one of the other video-spewing web sites, but I don't want to have my monthly bandwidth supply gobbled up so soon. Of course another distraction is snacking, and I did that, which means I don't have a decent appetite for dinner. Right now I'm thinking about making a grilled cheese sandwich, not so much because I want one as because I've got too much bread on hand, and it's mostly the kind that gets moldy easily and I need to use it up before that happens.
Anyway, a sandwich would be an excuse to drink a bottle of beer, and I have plenty of that. Maybe I'll get to sleep earlier tonight. Had I gotten up a couple of hours earlier today I could have gone out before the sky turned so dark. There's no guarantee that tomorrow will be like today with an almost sunny early afternoon, but if it does turn out that way I'd hate to have gotten up too late to take advantage of it. I really do want to get to Kmart soon. I want more fuzzy sleeping pants. And I have to get that rent check mailed. The odds are slim, but there's always that if.