Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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the swallows return, but no Capistrano

Sunday I took an early morning walk on the Chisholm Trail. I saw more Cedar Waxwings.
At Weight Watchers, I found I had lost a pound. I went to church at "The Way" service at First UMC. We were handed palm fronds as we entered. This reminded me of
Palm Sundays during my small town Arkansas childhood. I like "The Way" service because the hymns tend toward the traditional "Cokesbury hymns", those middle-brow relatively easy-to-sing 18th, 19th and 20th Century religious songs.

After the service I drove to Bethany Lakes Park. Every year, around Easter, migrating Northern Rough-Winged Swallows return to this park for a weekend or two. I hoped to see them on their accustomed perch on little trees on the water's edge. I was a bit early, as last year they returned on April 5. I saw them, skimming the water along with the Purple Martins. They did not perch on the little trees. But they were at least visible, adjusting to Easter no matter the calendar.

I dined at a taco fast-food place. Then I tried to do a little data rescue on a computer. I was really impressed with the tool I used--a lightweight distro called 4M Linux. But I set aside the task prior to finishing, to take up another day.

I took Beatrice for a walk. The chilly winds abated a bit. I took another walk myself. At 5 p.m. we met my brother, his wife and their son for dinner at Bonefish Grill. We were seated immediately, in stark contrast to Sunday evening. I had a little sirloin called The Angler's Steak, grilled broccoli and grilled asparagus.

Today I worked a solid day. Then I came home and took Beatrice for a walk. .I plan to get a good night's sleep as tomorrow will be a long day
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