Notes On Attention Paid

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… woke up at about 2:30 AM… tried to go back to sleep… stayed in bed until about 4:30 AM… not sure how much of those two hours was sleeping…

… my weight is up… a steady trend now… i have to turn it around… fewer carbs will do it… hard to do when your spouse’s pandemic skill is baking…

… dogs in a tizzy this AM… all ready to hunt… made me think they smelled something… they ran out barking and tonguing, but settled down quickly… i think the cat playing hide and seek with them got them going… glad there wasn’t anything in the back yard… they have been skunked before, though it’s a bit late in the season for skunks to be out and about…

… i reread something i wrote yesterday and think, yup, got that one right… well written too… i am getting good at leaving a record behind… a somewhat compelling one too… though the evidence that anyone reads it is slim…

… S’s swim team won the Washington State high school championship… they qualified for one of the race finals and came in 16th but still scored a point for their team which was, apparently, their goal… they are only a freshman and will get increasingly competitive as they progresses through the grades…

… we are thinking to go for a drive this afternoon… maybe stop at our niece’s restaurant for a late lunch…

… HCR crapped out, but not before relating disgraced General Michael Flynn’s statement questioning why we shouldn’t be a Christian nation, what is so special about our vaunted separation of church and state… we are being overrun by nitwits… i believe more than ever before that religious belief is a blight on humanity…

… we made progress on the house this past week… we ordered a new storm door for the front… been wanting to do this for some time but struggled to get clear pricing from the various lumber yards we went to… we found one yard in Newburgh that simply looked it up in a catalog that all of them must have, should have had… everyone else had to call their distributor to get pricing… the sale goes to the one who can tell us how much on the spot… H says the lumber yard has good reviews from its customers… so far, we are satisfied…

… Fiona will undergo spay surgery this week… we had been worried she was heading into heat, but that doesn’t seem to be the case… it’s hard to think about such a sweet and loving dog going under the knife, but we are obligated to the breeder to do it, it’s better for her long term health, and perhaps she will be a bit less of a flight risk going forward… she is quite the escape artist, finding holes in the back yard fencing as if it were swiss cheese…

… bought some haddock yesterday… going to make baked haddock in tahini sauce with golden onions… i take a detour to look up the author of the recipe i have settled on, Helen Graves… she doesn’t call herself a chef… she is a “freelance food and travel writer, recipe developer and editor”… doesn’t quite fit with a site titled Great British Chefs… whatever… i install her blog feed into feedbin… also the Great British Chefs feed…