He looked at me with an expression on his face that said "television? what is a television? why would you think I would be watching television, when I do not know that word? no habla Ingles!"
Needless to say I gave him the 'mom look' and he slunk off to the kitchen to dawdle yet more over the dishes.
Birdman, Velvet and I got out our old tent and pitched it in the neighbor's yard. We have a LOVELY new tent but it has already had to have one of the poles repaired after it split in a sudden gust of wind at the monastery in Uniontown last year. We tend to camp in non-campground places with no trees to speak of, so I decided to get out the old one which isn't quite so tall (and also has more poles, safety in numbers and all that) to see if it is still serviceable. And hoping it rains so I can see if it leaks. It's actually a nice tent, being a large dome with two smaller domes that zip to either side to form 3 rooms. So far no rain, but it didn't blow away last night and we are due for a shower or two tonight so we'll see how that goes.
|New tent, before it was attacked by gusty winds. It leaks, too. |
All in all, I'm rather happy with the way the day went, although I really do get more work done when I have a bit of background music going. I may relax the rules next week to allow for radio until I finish my work for the day.
I did manage to not make any non-client phone calls, and stayed off both Facebook AND Twitter! (And my two favorite message boards as well).
Fruits of the experiment? Today the tv hasn't been on at all, and I didn't watch the Weather Channel this morning while I was dressing either (mainly because when I turned it on there was something with the sound, as in THERE WAS NONE). I listened to some Pandora while I was working but only for a couple of hours.
Looking forward to next week's TFT already!