Tomorrow the Fricassees go off to Freezer Camp, I get to visit my Favorite Cheese Maker In The World, and it's the Bi-Annual Town Rabies Clinic! Could there be a more exciting line-up? This is better than television, which I have not watched for over 8 years now. I own a television set, but it's used for playing DVDs. I have no dish, cable or antenna. It is blissful without television. Can I have missed much, not knowing about which stars are dancing? Not knowing any Surviving Big Losers? Honestly, even the titles of these shows give me the willies. Listening to the radio is about as close as I want to come to knowing what's going on in the world. It would be lovely to have a Good News Station - that is something I'd tune into daily. Mostly, I listen to music (everything from the Wailing Jennies to Bach), or listen to clocks ticking, knitting needles clicking, kittens tear-assing around, the sighs, scratches, snores of the dogs. In the spring and summer, open windows expand my repertoire to birds, sheep, chickens and ducks. Unfortunately, it also expands to gravel pit noises and endless truck traffic, but I'm beginning to tune those out. I can hear my neighbor's cows and the occasional dog. At night, I hear coyotes and foxes, and the same dogs. Wind in the trees, rain on the roof. So very much nicer than television.
Stay tuned for the juicy details of tomorrow's doings.
And Happy Birthday, Fiona!