02-10-2013   Leave a comment

Tonight I’m sitting alone in my bedroom writing this posting because I’ve been officially banished from the living room by my better-half. I suppose this is my punishment for refusing to watch the red carpet nonsense prior to the Grammy’s.

This is what happens every year and believe me I accept this isolation gladly. My life has never been so boring that I need a night of Beyoncé, Jayzee, Jennifer Lopez, and all of the other alleged musical geniuses. I’d make two exceptions if I could.  If someone could arrange to have Taylor Swift and/or Katy Perry stop at my place tonight I’d do everything in my power to keep them entertained.  To quote a old song I that I love: “wishing and hoping, singing and praying, planning and dreaming. . .

Today was a bit of a let down after the weekend storm but everything is business as usual in the area.  It doesn’t take long for people living in Maine to bounce back because we’re used to a lot of snow and are well prepared to handle it.  I guess it’s always a good thing to have a few days of excitement.  It keeps things interesting and gives us  a few war stories for the next year or two.

I finished making and canning my batch of Tropical Salsa this morning.  I thought it was pretty good but it isn’t officially edible until approved by my better-half.  If I can get her to actually admit she likes it then I’m golden.  I’ll be sending a few samples around tomorrow to some friends for what will be a brutal but honest evaluation.  I really think it will make an excellent side dish for  quite a few of our sea food dishes.

Now that I have a few hours of quiet time thanks to the Grammy’s I can do some reading.  I decided I wanted to read something with a story that’s long, detailed, and in depth.  So I’m going to retread the trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson which is a complex set of lengthy mysteries totaling approximately 2180 pages.  The first book has received a lot of press in recent months with a movie already made.  The books are; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. I first read the stories last summer but didn’t take the time to really enjoy them.  This time I’ll read it slowly and really savor the incredible details of the stories and their characters.  That should keep me reading until the winter is just about over.

I’m planning a tour of the general area tomorrow to take a few photos and walk the beaches for a while.  I can get a better idea of just how bad the storm was and hopefully document some of the damage.

It’s a cold night and I’m snuggled in a warm bed with my IPad.  Very nice.

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