I have a love-hate relationship with technology. Our internet goes down at least two times a day and although the employees at our service provider's call centre are lovely people to talk to, I'm getting weary of calling them daily. I would consider simply going without internet just so I can have my sanity back but in this day and age that would be ridiculous. Thank goodness for public libraries and internet cafes. Our current status is occasional internet and no land-line phone (perhaps the phone line is interfering with your WiFi ma'am? Let's unplug your phone for a few days and see if that helps). If you need me, I'm apparently accessible only through carrier pigeon right now. Anyone know where I can get one?
Horse show season has begun and we spent this past long weekend cheering on all the girls from the barn. Emory and Thief had a great day and everyone came home exhausted but happy and I'm pretty sure we all fell asleep before the fireworks started.
I still haven't planted the garden. This past weekend is the usual go-ahead-and-plant green light for gardeners in our area but I was busy and when I wasn't busy I was too tired and, well, I just didn't get to it. I guess it all worked out though because the temperature went down to two degrees last night and I didn't have to run outside in my pyjamas like a crazy lady to put frost covers over the (non-existent) tomato plants. As Cam would say, "Yesterday's lazy cures today's crazy." Perhaps I'll get to planting tomorrow? Today the not-so-baby-anymore chicks are weeding the garden for me.
Other than that, life is pretty as-per-usual around here. The lilacs are in full bloom and I take a deep breath every time I go out into the yard. Sometimes I go out for no reason other than to smell the lilacs. I do things like that. Especially after talking to the call centre.
P.S. You know what doesn't need the internet? Acoustic guitars. If you're local and play guitar (even a little bit – the chords are easy, I promise) come on out to The Registry Theatre on Sunday. One hundred guitars playing Stand By Me all at the same time is something you don't want to miss (think 100 guitars falling slowly, but this time it's 100 guitars playing to raise money for Nepal). If you're interested in coming and playing along with us, you can sign up here.