I spent another week working at home, though I did go to my office to pick up some things. I kept my matters working well despite working at home. I feel pleased with the fruits of the planning my firm members and I did when the crisis first came clearly in view. I feel pleased that I keep rolling along.
I usually get busy in the Spring and complain about not seeing as many birds during Spring migration as I feel I ought. This year I confine my walks to nearby neighborhoods---Glendover Park, Green Park, Allen Station Park, and, a bit more distant, Story Park. These parks all lack that much foot traffic so it is easy to stay a long way from people. My bird count steadily increases despite the closer confines. This week I added White-Crowned Sparrow, Killdeer, and Green Heron to the Collin County list, bringing my count for this year up to 67. I usually hit between 100 and 110 distinct species each year.
Last weekend I completed a set of songs constituting some 30+ minutes of music which I call "Seclusion." I plan to release it with Creative Commons licensing in the near future. I believe I placed it with a label, but as always, nothing is done until actual release. Small netlabels and independent labels share a kitchen-table ethic I admire, but until the work moves from the kitchen-table to release, it remains tabled. This work contains both the simple lullaby melodies and curious dissonant plods that constitute my spectrum of sound.
1. My bandanna mask, with rubber bands;
2. My dollar-store wash cloth mask, with a shoestring.
3. My pick-up order at the grocery store, made days ago, ready for pick up Saturday at 4.
4. The Tex-Mex place which got our order slightly wrong.
5. How good it is to spend time with our dog Beatrice, though her issue with fur loss and regrowth, apparently a failure of her hypothyroid medicine to fully remedy her chronic condition, causes a bit of worry.
6. My satisfaction with my home computer system. Until the current crisis, I had let a lot of little issues arise here and there. Given the advantage of necessity, I solved pretty much all of them. I feel pleased that in the past 6 years I have become much more nimble at trouble-shooting computers. I am nobody's expert (in almost anything) but it feels good to solve my own issues.
7. The odd joy of a mcmuffin maker we got for Christmas, which we use a surprising amount of the time.
8. a coming storm for Easter weekend.
9. the uncertainty of the immediate future.
10. The taste of propel powder, which helps me keep from falling down when standing up.