My only resolution is to spend more time on the yard and to get more serious about ceramics. I think it's other people, especially Republican Congressmen, who ought to be changing their ways, not me.
Saturday was lovely here.We did our usual shopping at the Saturday Market and then went to see how Rainbow Falls was doing. Last time we went there it was dry.
This is how Rainbow Falls looks today. The drought is definitely over.
Later I sat on the deck with my coffee and a very rich baklava made by a local baker with local honey and read about cruises and did a little daydreaming. The cover of the brochure did not entice me, though.
Cover of brochure
Palm trees in our front yard. Seen one you've seen them all, as Reagan would say.
Sunday was overcast but not rainy: perfect for projects and yardwork. Terry built this frame and is drying the coffee beans on it that he picked at Sharky's.
Here is a nice vid on Sharky and his operation.
Terry fixed his roaster once, so that's why he lets him come up and harvest coffee.
Other news: I weeded, transplanted, fertilized and spread slug bait in the orchid house. I use Sluggo, which is non-toxic.
Fred the cat got into a fight last night and came home all banged up and in pain, but he seems OK today. He's 10 1/2 and ought to know better. But that's feline nature for you.
Today is the day I sit down and decide who to send checks to. I already give to Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, Oxfam, and Hawaii Public Radio. I'm a member of League of Women Voters, AAUW and YWCA. Because we did not go on the Nation Cruise, which is their big yearly fund raiser, I will send them a check. I will also send a check to Democracy Now. Terry gives to environmental groups like Sierra Club and Greenpeace. I tend to shy away from giving to out and out charities. I don't know why. Somehow I don't trust them. I'm not going to give to college funds, because these are in good shape. I support local theater groups and concerts, etc. by attending performances.
In other matters: Am I au courant with the Zeitgeist or what? (See what a linguist I am?) There is a long piece in the New Yorker about Danish television, for which there is a fad in England right now. I can see the attraction. For me, it's the language. English is so diffused now and spoken in so many different ways, whereas Danish retains its uniqueness. Hardly anyone but the Danes speaks Danish. Of course, most Americans are not interested in other languages, so a detective series from Danish television has been remade for U.S. TV and set in Seattle.
We plan to spend a quiet New Year's eve, just us two, watch a movie and maybe crack out that bottle of champagne that's been in the fridge for months.
Happy New Year, everyone!