i've been an incredible slugabed this weekend. not actually in bed, necessarily, just lying around, not doing anything much. well, some reading. a couple of new-to-me books (from a cow orker), and a rereading of "about the b'nai bagels" by e. l. konisburg, which remains a wonderful book. slightly dated, yes, but still wonderful.
it was windy today. at one point i looked outside and almost thought it was snowing: the wind was blowing so many white petals off a neighbor's flowering tree.
more time spent with the visiting birds. so far, i've managed not to be bitten. and the more... people-friendly one has been ok with me petting him through the wire of the cage (as long as the other one isn't too close...). they've been pretty good, wanting to talk a lot, though sometimes it went over into squalking [that spelling just doesn't look right; too lazy to figure it out.]. i admit bribing them at times so i could change the food: they like the challah i made. and they seemed to enjoy the bit of banana today, and the watermelon friday.
and today was xmas! zzbottom took me shopping for a cast-iron griddle, his xmas present to me, just in time for me to tovel it this week, then bring it to the pancake bash. hooray!
favorite building sign spotted as we went in search of cast iron, down by the river: mystic activity center. now, really. just too easy to come up with things to do with that...
tonight, after having yet more roasted veggies (another batch today, as long as i had fresh rosemary...), over to hillel for a jewish a cappella concert. 3 groups, one from harvard (mizmor shir), one from mit (techiya; the "ch" is pronounced "k"), and one of local grownups (honorable menschen. yes, groan as much as you like). all were decent, though there was a bit of a tendency towards choral music. oh, and there were very nice munchies.
so i end the weekend having done none of the work i brought home, and little of the stuff i'd planned to do around the house. ah, well