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Friday, July 16, 2010
Kings of the Earth and Odds and Ends
Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch
This is an amazing book; read it!! I read a review in my Sunday paper last week and was so intrigued I bought it and jumped right in. It springs from a true story of 3 bothers and is the work of Jon Clinch, the wonderful author whose acclaimed first novel was FINN ( the imagined story of Pap Finn, Huck's dad). Wow! I already had several HUGE stacks of to-read books, but this one grabbed me, forced me to buy and start reading. I'm loving it!!
Wed. Mr. I've-Spent-Most-of-My-Life-Of-Six-Months-In-Confinement went in to be clipped and chipped. He is, once AGAIN, confined for 2 weeks so he will heal correctly. I just don't remember having to confine my other male pups for any length of time after neutering. Times have changed, I guess. To say he's ticked, confused and chomping at the bit is putting it mildly. Poor fella. His personality is bound to be warped by all this restraint and his inability to just be a frisky, naughty, normal puppy. I'm sure he'll make up for lost time when the new prison sentence is up. He did after the 10 weeks of apres-surgery on his leg.
Today I scratched the need-to-clean-and-purge itch and tackled several fronts. I tore through the clothes in my closet with a vengeance! When it comes to clothes, especially my massive tee shirt collection, I'm loathed to let go of anything. At least once a year I stick my toe into the tee-shirt-purge effort and toss a few. Today I got serious! I also ripped through all the DVDs, VHS and game cases in both boys' rooms. I tossed all the cases that had no corresponding game/movie and organized them neatly. No, I didn't alphabetize them or anything crazy like that. I'm hardly THAT OCD!! LOL! Besides, the boys would destroy those efforts in one fell swoop!
One major job left....the garage. The crown jewel of purging this summer! I had thought the attic would win that title, but I've change my mind. It's the garage, by far. I'm already salivating and I can't even begin until late next week. Bulky trash pickup is a week from next Wed. I've already added a few additional jobs to the to-do list, however: clean all the wooden blinds and shutters in the house. Also, clean all the fan blades in the ceiling fans.
And, on my breaks--read!! I'm over halfway through KINGS OF THE EARTH.