Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shiver me Timbers


And that's all the pirate talk you are going to get out of me this morning. 

Yesterday's deluge ushered in cold, soggy, fall-ish air, not the nice crisp stuff we have been enjoying. Just plain icky.

I got up at four to finish writing the Farm Side. Since the big computer crashed and I have been using this little laptop, I work in the kitchen. 

Everyone knows that the kitchen is the epicenter of pretty much everything on a farm right? I can vouch for the truth of that statement. If there is a political thing that needs to be argued, the kitchen is the gathering place. Dog need to walk? He parades around the kitchen. Phones ring? Doors slam? Oh, yeah, all that and more. Not conducive to deep concentration.

I actually have an office, but it is a dark, creepy little room with no lights. I either work by the glow of the ancient desk top computer there or drag in a lamp from another room. Needless to say that is not where I want to sit and write for the paper or blog or any of that stuff. I go in there to work on the books, an activity that seems to suit dark and gloomy places, but the brightly lit kitchen seems better for other stuff.

The commotion here is an unavoidable pain in the fanny though...hence the early hour of rising....

Which by the way worked great. The boss and Becky and the boy and the dogs and the cats got up just as I was clicking "send" and emailing this week's offering off to the editor.



Of course, now I am feeling just a tad disoriented........

9 comments:

joated said...

Coffee should take care of the disorientation. Usually works for me.

For some reason your discription of your office as "dark, creepy little room with no lights....I go in their to work on the books, an activity that seems to suit dark and gloomy places..." put me in mind of Bob Crachet in Scrooge's counting house. Hope the boss allows you more than one lump of coal a cold winter's day!

Rev. Paul said...

As always, I love your pictures. Our leaves were that color two weeks ago; now, they're yellow & a third of them are on the ground. Much of that is due to the 40 to 80 mph winds we've been experiencing, but still ...

Nice to know it's sunny & green somewhere. :)

p.s. Stay out of the dark and gloomy little room. Or install a grow light.

Alouise said...

What on earth is that shiny red thing?
Love Mom

Keith Wilson said...

That red hairy thing at the bottom...
Is that the roast after you hair dryer cooked it?

Ah.... pass the broccoli (and I hate broccoli)

lisa said...

It sure was chilly this morning. One thing about that early, NO INTERRUPTIONS!

threecollie said...

Joated, that is an apt description of the place. had to work there yesterday after morning chores. Ugh!

Rev. Paul, a grow light is a great idea, of which I should have thought. We have a big florescent in our kitchen that takes four tubes and we put two grow lights and two regular white lights in it. Probably why it is such an inviting room

Mom, it is a stem of staghorn sumac, love you!

Keith, well, the birds like it at least as well as roast, but alas the roast is all gone and tasted good despite the unconventional heating device used in its preparation. lol It is a stem of sumac.

Lisa, colder even this morning. Guess I have to start bringing in plants.

Cathy said...

Can't top that comedian, Keith :)
I'm embarrassed to admit the sumac stumped me. I don't get up close and personal with it much anymore.

threecollie said...

Cathy, he is hilarious. lol wasn't meaning to stump anyone, just trying for an accurate shot of the darned stuff. It is pretty this fall, but I can't seem to capture that.

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