Notes On Attention Paid

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First Thoughts

… bad night… didn’t sleep well, kept waking up, couldn’t get comfortable, don’t feel great this morning… most likely alcohol is the culprit…

… lots to do today to get ready to go home… pack up… cemetery board meeting… finish puzzle… finish rose hip jam… go to farmer’s market… go to dump… too much to do, or so it feels…

… HCR meter on “give me a break,”… pointing to the breathless news stories about the “unraveling” of the Biden presidency… she recounts the major news stories of a year ago by comparison… there was a presidency unraveling… by contrast, what we have today is intense negotiations on infrastructure that were not completed by a self imposed deadline… a soft deadline… Biden promised yesterday that it would get done, whether it takes six hours, six days or six weeks… something will get done… i believe that…

… i really can’t drink alcohol anymore… it never leaves me feeling good the morning after… the best day i had out here was the day after a night i didn’t drink and i brewed sumac tea and consumed it… i felt spectacular…

… i am remembering a dream centered around a barbecue where too much meat was being cooked… i couldn’t figure out where it was all going to be stored when people didn’t eat it… H seemed to be taking care of that without any worries… she instructed me to go get one of the grills which was located on the property line between two houses… one was a friend, the other a hostile to trespassing neighbor… the neighbor screamed at me and called the police… i took the grill and left the scene…

… made dinner for M&P last night… ribeye steak, roasted paprika potatoes, arugula/cucumber/red pepper salad… the potatoes stuck to the pan and weren’t beautiful in presentation, otherwise the dinner was a success…

… while H did the dishes M&P and i talked about a dizzying array of topics… immigration, gay sexuality, lgbtq and the arts… topics that had the potential to be contentious but all managed well by all of us… a good evening…