Since the year is nearly one-third over by the end of March, and since today is about the middle of March, I thought it appropriate to inform my faithful blog followers of my accomplishments and activities of the past week, as follows:
- I have quit my blog several times, thinking I was tired of posting stuff after nearly five and one-half years. Besides, all anyone does 24 hours a day now is stay chained to their iPhones and iPads and have forgotten that they are supposed to talk to other people and not spend all their time texting little cutesy messages. Then I took a batch of spring photos and didn't know what else to do with them, so here they are.
- I lost my car keys yesterday when we went to lunch and then to the St. George art museum which puts on annual display of pink and white flowering blossoms. When I got home, I realized I didn't have my car keys and had a fit, so to speak. How could I lose my car keys? I have never lost my car keys in 80 and one-half years (almost). So back to the St. George art museum, not expecting to find the keys. Upon entering the museum and mentioning keys to the ladies at the desk, they gleefully produced them before the words were out of my mouth. I had dropped them while trying to untangle my seat belt with a few impolite suggestions, get my huge camera in the car door, and kick the junk out of the way so I could get in the car.
- Of course, my camera battery died in mid-photo shoot, whereupon I said we might as well go home. At which time I spent an hour trying to find my camera battery. When my wife came home, I told her of my plight. She came in my "den", picked up some papers, picked up the box beneath the papers, opened the box, rummaged for a moment (I had previously searched self-same box numerous times in previous hour of disgust), picked up a Canon battery charger, and cheerfully said, "Would this be it?" Of course it would be "it." This was the third time this week she found something instantly I had been searching for forever and asked "Would this be it?". Now my camera battery is charged and I can go take some more photos of pink and white flowering trees.
- I have spent about 2,000 hours trying to figure out how to format Microsoft Word 2013 manuscripts into Kindle publishing format. I bought about seven formatting manuals on eBooks from Kindle and found myself more confused than ever since everyone had slightly different suggestions and some left out rather egregious lapses in moving ignorant people to the next step. I have given up this project several times.
Other than the above, I have watched numerous episodes of the Duchess of York, which is hard to understand because of the accents, taken out the trash, given up on the Utah Jazz since the Jazz seem to have either stopped playing basketball or they have forgotten how to play basketball, watched BYU go down in flames in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament to a team that had hardly won a game all season, and thought about cleaning up my den. The latter task remains in the contemplative stage. Meanwhile, my wife keeps hounding me to do my share of the taxes for this year, which would probably take me 15 minutes, max, but which is so daunting a task I can hardly bear the thought of doing it. I hope your year-to-date has been more productive than mine. Have a nice day.