I’ve not been in the best of moods lately. The reasons are various, and I don’t really want to bore the world with details. So, that being said, please be forewarned and leave now if you’re at all sleepy or have in mind something more interesting to do.
Work. Have I mentioned about being burnt out at work? The last cinder became a flake of ash today. There was hope that some meaningful work might come my way, but that was all dashed today by our corporate executives at headquarters. If they didn’t pay me so well, I’d have left long ago. It’s going to take some major creative writing to come up with a reasonable resume that will, with any luck, help me find a way out of there. I’ve done nothing but meaningless, mundane work for the past 10 years. hmmmmm...I can probably copy and paste right from my performance appraisals. Embellishing the trivial has been a long-term career strategy for me.
So, on a happier note, our apples trees are loaded with apples this year. Last winter, I trimmed them back and perhaps that made them more fruitful. Unfortunately, the birds picked the cherry trees clean before the cherries ever got ripe. So it goes. Our apples are just a bit smaller than golf balls right now; still rock hard and green.
I finally dug a small flower bed and put Timothy in the center of it. You might recall I bought him last summer. He sat patiently all winter waiting for me to give him something to do. I imagine Gracie will test him tomorrow while I’m gone "to work”. Timothy and I have similar work situations, except my chains are imaginary and his are real. If those flowers survive long enough to bloom, I'll post another photo later in the summer.