Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm Saying Hello

I love this time of year after the tourists leave and the countryside is quiet again. This day was so, so beautiful. I've been sitting outside and the only sounds I hear are male mallards chatting in the pond, the occasional mioux from Bella and otherwise there is silence. Occasionally a car goes by and not strings of them.

I've been busy. I was an official for Elections Canada yesterday during our Federal Election. I was given paperwork to complete if I had to arrest anyone. Wasn't that awesome power! I didn't have to arrest anyone but there were some incidents. It was a busy job and an almost fifteen hour day.

I now feel like I'm off work, finally. I had the Elections Canada work pending and training for the position so now my slate is clear for a couple of weeks and I can relax a bit. I will stay busy with walking or dancing, photography, annual fall chores, visiting, painting, having dinner parties and readying for the next great adventure. Florida is just over a month away. My hosts e-mailed today about menus, wondering about allergies, my likes and dislikes, etc. It's going to be great.

Ramble...ramble....ramble. Here's some music for the day. Gulf Coast Blues by Eric Von Schmidt will hit the spot as will I'm Saying Hello by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. This song has low volume on the mp3 but is a great song nonetheless. It comes from Last Train to Hicksville, the Dan Hicks album I first fell in love with. Do a little search upon the upper left for more Dan Hicks.


Kat said...

Enjoy every minute of your time off! I hope this lovely weather hangs in for you.

Ralph said...

What fun to read this post! You sound like a woman at ease who's enjoying the hell out of it. I look forward to reading some of the menus of those dinner parties!

Cuidado said...

Kat, yesterday was wonderful. Friends dropped by in the morning and I could visit at ease and then again in the afternoon. I sure would love to be independently wealthy.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, I'm going to love this time off. I have lots to do but it's not pressing nor does it need to be done by schedule. My dinner parties are usually done with oven-based meats such as chicken and ribs or roasts and prepared ahead salads and dishes as I like to visit with my friends and not spend the time over the stove.

Anonymous said...

Too bad you hadn't arrested J. That would have been funny!