Stranded on a dessert aisle. Send cashmere.
Tuesday April 06th 2010, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life,Wildlife

Let’s see, (taking notes) I need this and this and I can’t do a thing about them right now–nope, the taxes aren’t going to be finished today after all.

Too many hours of all that and I was off to Trader Joe’s and bought chocolate hazelnut gelato immediately before closing (adding in berry sorbet in case of guilt).  Escape!

Meantime, Don, having no idea that that’s what I was immersing myself in and that I was being seriously knitting- and reading-deprived, sent his son Cliff over with a CD they’d burned, of what I think of as knitting music: the perfect thing to turn on and let the ears pay attention to while the fingers glide along, knowing their part of the duet by heart.  A relief for a day like today, something to look forward to; thank you, Don and Cliff!

It was fun to watch, though, that the squirrels had figured out, every single one of them before I even woke up this morning, that the game was up.  The birds seemed to know it, too;  they were flocking to the feeder all day in great numbers.  Here, *we* get all the sunflowers now, but you down there, *ptooie*, you can have the leftover millet.  Neener.

The runt of last year’s black squirrel litter who’d acted nearly tame for awhile was suddenly on his best behavior again.  Scrambling up the back of a chair, not too close since he wasn’t allowed to, keeping away from the amaryllises, standing and begging and staring long and longingly at me through the window.   When I laughed, it knew it had won and scrambled down to where it knew I would throw to, just like old times.  Nuts to the squirrels!

Nope, don’t see a line for claiming them all as an aggregate dependent…

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I just might have to make a special trip to Trader Joe’s next time I’m in Mass. Hazelnut along with chocolate sounds like a wonderful combination.

Love the squirrel antics.

Comment by Joansie 04.07.10 @ 5:15 am

Yum. Another reason to be sorry there’s no TJ’s in podunk.

Comment by Channon 04.07.10 @ 7:05 am

we are ignoring taxes till June. Lovely thing about overseas extensions. OTOH – since we should be getting money back, waiting is not that bright.

Comment by Holly 04.07.10 @ 7:13 am

Sounds like you had a bit of everything in your day, the good to make the less pleasant easier to bear. 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 04.07.10 @ 7:24 am

Don’t you just hate filling in tax forms? Hazelnut and chocolate are definitely the only answers to that task! Good for you!

Comment by Karen 04.07.10 @ 8:43 am

Don’t you just hate filling in tax forms? Hazelnut and chocolate are definitely the only answers to that task! Good for you! I think a pet squirrel counts as a dependent for sure!

Comment by Karen 04.07.10 @ 8:44 am

I think you’ve given away a teeny bit about the “surprizz” I can expect in 10 days or so ;-}

Comment by LynnM 04.07.10 @ 9:29 am

Nope, you can’t deduct the squirrels, and I can’t deduct my birds.

Cliff says “You’re welcome”. I was sitting in the car, having navigated him to your place.


There was a young woman named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She set out one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.07.10 @ 10:26 am

Incidentally, if you and LynnM are going to talk back and forth on my blog, there will be a small service charge.

Comment by Don Meyer 04.07.10 @ 10:29 am

Love the title of your post. LOL!

Comment by Julie 04.07.10 @ 12:54 pm

You are always so punny I almost missed it… dessert aisle… *snort*

Comment by slimsdotter 04.07.10 @ 2:14 pm

Hmm, I did a Desert Island discs posts, but truly, a dessert Isle sounds like much more fun. Wonder what tunes are required for that?

Comment by Ruth 04.07.10 @ 4:21 pm

What a clever wee beastie!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 04.07.10 @ 4:28 pm

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