Tuesday, September 29, 2009

*before the fall.

It is 72 degrees outside right now.


The humidity is an almost arid 39%.

sky with diamonds.

There is a brisk, 12-mph breeze whipping in from the west-northwest.

autumn drive.

And the sun is bemused instead of beaming.


We only have a couple of days like this each year below the Mason-Dixon line. People walk around in a fog of antsy giddiness. There is a world out there, and we want to play in it. It's just outside the window, just out of reach.


Or beyond the cubicle, through a coworker's office, and outside her window. I can see a whole square foot of paradise from my swivel chair, and that's not maddening AT ALL.




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I am a work in progress. I perpetually need a hair cut. I'm totally devoted to my remarkable nieces and nephew. I am an elementary home cook and a magazine worker bee. (Please criticize my syntax and spelling in the comments.) I think my dog is hilarious. I like chicken and spicy things. I have difficulty being a grown-up. Left to my own devices, I will eat enormous amounts of cheese snacks of all kinds.