began this morning by FINALLY catching a mouse in the Tin Cat! i thought it wasn't going to work. it's been a while, sitting there on the bottom shelf, the clump of peanut butter in place. but this morning...TA DA! sitting glumly in there, a good mouse. or, maybe sitting in there sick from eating so much peanut butter? anyway.....and the idea is to carry it far from your home to release. but being the season it is, with the New Year just around the corner, i took him/her out to the Albatros to join the legions there. Next time tho....
and then, the rest of the good part of the day was spent fixing the ceiling and roof with Paul. Done. For time being. i love that expression, time being. on the roof we see that there is not enough of a slant. Snow probably, had weighed it down over time and there is a slight depression...enough to cause this pooling of water. the roof panels pulled up and re caulked, re sealed which will last a while. for that ... time being. but sometime in the future, it most probably will need something more extensive. but...Who Knows???? maybe not.
many things that were in the ROOM needed to be put elsewhere and i saw that my Best houseplant, one of two, needs dusting. so it remains till tomorrow for that.
and my friend who had lived, and has still her home in Magdalena, up the mountain past Water Canyon, who has lived the last four years with her new true love in his home in Albuquerque called. He died. She is not one to love solitude so much. in general, but especially now. So she is coming New Year's Eve to have a meal and she remembered how i do my Calendar Work so she will buy and bring a 2014 Calendar and we will drink wine and ReVIEW the year of 2013. Next day she will return to Albuquerque to begin collecting her things. During that time when she had been off with her True Love, she missed everything about the Goats. it will be interesting to see what she sees here.
Snow Bunny, the Matriarch, managed to get into the house THREE times during the ceiling/roof work. Once she made it all the way into the livingroom. She just wants to look.
and all through the day, thinking about the good news of Buckwheat's new life yesterday, watching her calculating her entry, watching the rest of them watching Her, all crowded around the back steps, how they inspected all of Pauls equipment closely, ran away fast then came close to look more,
all through the day i was aware of how i love them "like i shouldn't". those words kept appearing in my mind. i'm not sure exactly what they mean, "like i shouldn't". but the feeling is that it's Too Much. Maybe in a way that is not wise? but then, the thinking continues that it's not out of stupidity or lonliness or seeing them in some kind of anthropomorphic way. it's just what rises up. So as i go well into my Second year with them, i am watching mySelf. watching Them. trying to understand what it is.