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Ponderings and Readings

Here we are back again. The morning is cooler. It was scorching yesterday at it’s peak. Sounds like more of the same for the next few days. And I am ok with that. I just have to get through today. Since I am closing manager I should be able to sit more. I am also hoping that the flowers show up so I can pull my stuff aside.

I notice that we are running out of things on a regular basis. The big one has been milk. We have had nothing but the ultra expensive $7 for a half gallon stuff (you know the milk for people who are allergic to everything in milk) left. Lettuce and other vegetables have also run out on occasion. We have been going through a lot of everything in the deli. I think we made sandwiches and subs like three times last night. And that is nothing compared to what it will be like in the height of summer.

I have injected my research reading with two new (for me) authors. The first is Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim and the second is Things Undone by Travis Liebert. Both writers are very eloquent and very good storytellers. I encountered Enchanted April through the movie of the same name. From what I am reading they stayed very true to the novel. It is one of my favorite movies to watch (especially during the doldrums of winter). I stumbled on Travis Liebert when I was researching on Amazon. He is a cross between H.P. Lovecraft and Clive Barker. His stories are rich with atmosphere and the stories in this collection are linked together with wonderful poems (also written by the author). I am almost halfway through the collection and I have a hard time putting it down even if I finish one of the stories. Liebert’s writing is amazing. I was surprised to learn that he was 20 years old. He writing is polished way beyond that. I can’t recommend both writers enough!

My back is telling me that I need to change position or get up and move. I didn’t get much sleep despite my best efforts so I am still tired. Hopefully I can move toward a solution Friday morning. I did get a few photos taken. I hope you like them. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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