Sunday, March 09, 2008

Daylight Saved

Daylight Savings Time started this weekend. Have I gotten them all? All the clocks that needed to be sprung forward?

I had good visits with Martha and Dad yesterday. It was really a gorgeous day. Dad and I talked about the wide-mouthed bass, Mutt & Jeff. I named them that not long after he had them mounted. Mutt looks like she weighed more but was only 11 lbs. 4 oz. But now on the other hand, Jeff was 11 lbs. and 12 oz. Dad said it took him 65 years of fishing to get that one. He kept trying to get that 12 pounder but after lots of 10 lb ones, he finally decided after catching Mutt that he might not have another 65 years left of fishing and took it directly to the taxidermist to complete the set.

For you younger readers, this is the original Mutt & Jeff.

Martha dusting our Jeff.

Today has been pretty quiet. A nice day. Watched a couple of movies and wasn't particulary blown away by either. The Darjeeling Limited and Don't Come Knocking.

Spent some time today with the calendar trying to map out the summer. I've got to take some vacation and have been thinking about that. Some of my days will be for getting repairs done on the house. May take some days here and there and maybe a few full weeks just for fun. I've racked up quite a bit of time.

The new episodes of tv shows will be starting soon since the writer's strike ended. I've really been trying not to add new shows to my tv watching schedule. Being a tv baby, I really like it and it really eats up the time. Now, some of those that fell off the list because of the strike are coming back and do I really have time to watch them all?

You know, my morning outlook and my evening outlook are so opposed. Morning has me thinking about all those projects and things I will work on when I get home from work; and evening has me thinking of how I really just want to relax. And of course, watch tv. If I didn't watch tv, would I do the projects? Or maybe I'd just start reading a novel instead? Is it the tv or is it just that my brain feels fried after hearing and dealing with all the work comotion all day.

So let's see. Although the last couple of movies I watched were not very inspiring, there are still lots I'd like to see. But say I waited until cold, dreary weekends of next winter to watch them, and say I cut down the tv watching to a bare minimum, and say I didn't start reading any novels, and say I continued to keep letting my magazine subscriptions run out, and say I quit working late and came home to work on those projects .... hmmmm, would the projects get done? Would I wake more refreshed because I was getting to bed at a decent hour and getting a proper amount of sleep because I wasn't staying up to all hours trying to get everything I recorded watched?

Oh! and let's not forget the time spent blogging and surfing the internet. I took a look at my blog and see I did pretty well in February, but not so much this month so far. Well, I'm thinking what it would be like to post only once or twice a month for a while. Maybe through the summer anyway.

Maybe I'll be so busy that once a month I'll have to take a minute, get out my calendar and relay all the fabulous projects I've completed and places I've gone. My friend, Jayne, recently pointed me in the direction of B.W.O. which sounds like a really good idea. So I hearby release myself from feeling obligated to post often or to feel guilty when there are big lapses.

Blogging Without Obligation logo.

I'm really going to be sleepy in the morning. Once again, while trying to post and add photos and all using dial-up, it's gotten later and later. I was wanting to put in a photo of Jeff, the fish. I know I have a picture of Martha dusting him but can't seem to find it and I'm really running out of steam. I took a picture of Mutt and Jeff with my phone but alas, no data cable and no spending of funds for data transfer, so can't use that. When I come across it, I'll make a point of posting it. He's a biggun'! (Now posted.)

Oh, and by the way ... the other day I wanted to take a picture out my work window of it snowing but it didn't work out. Too much going on and it'd really slowed down too much by the time I got there to have shown up well. But it did snow for a little while and with some big flakes and flurries, too.

Time to sign off until something or a collection of somethings exciting happen(s) ... or maybe I'll just be way too productive and feel obligated to just waste some time and babble on my blog. Until then, I hope this long narrative will do!



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