A very fast post here to say, "Still alive" but not reliably connected to the internet in ANY WAY except when I can get to the public library...for a once-a-day 60-minute free session on the computers here.
It is SOME tedious, but OTOH lots of opportunity to do all those things that normally are deferred until after I've "just checked what's on Facebook etc. etc. etc." --
Lent has begun well and quietly -- renewing some resolves and taking steps to make them easier to keep. Considering installing bear-traps all over the couch so as to preclude the "I'll just lie down here for a minute" gumption-sink.
Managed to inventory both the little freezer upstairs and the big one downstairs -- my neighbour came over to retrieve his "turducken" which he had stored with me for lack of space at his house. Of course it had migrated to the bottom of my freezer so it could go wibble-wobble in company with my (two!? how did that happen) "famine turkeys"...by the time we had made our way down to it, there was so much food spread out around the freezer that listing it right then and there was the beloved line of least resistance.
Now to make some sensible meal plans. Came home from the BE with all my baggage PLUS an "airplance cold." It's gone away now, but while I was laid low the things I had cooked and frozen in January were mighty welcome.
Reading various things, Tzeporah Berman on environmental activism, some William Styron (I don't get it, or I don't get it YET), and The Best Spiritual Writing 2013, including the New Yorker article on the "C Street House" -- whoo.
Granddaughters flourish, and the eleven-month-old has learned to blow kisses. This makes conversation with Grandma quite smacky.
OK, library time is nearly up, time to pack up here and mount an assault on the supermarket.