I wanted to leave you with an image. I like a picture at the top of the blog when I'm going to be away for a while. How long? Not that long. Don't worry. Just a few hours. I've got some writing to do and need to exile myself from the lure of WiFi.
This is a picture from a few days back. I thought this place setting was somewhat freaky with that powdered sugar negative image of the missing spoon. It has a kind of nuclear war vibe... to me, anyway. A nuclear war vibe... ridiculous phrase!
Note the cell phone on the table. I'm not normally the cell-phone-on-the-table type but that was there because we were missing a guest and I needed to be available. But I can't put myself with the best-behaved cell phoners anymore.
Here's a list of what I did during one phone call yesterday (and bear in mind that I was holding the phone to my ear, not using an earpiece):
Paced around the houseAbsurd, it's true. But is it more or less absurd that a nuclear-war-evoking spoon shadow next to the creme brulée on two square plates?
Got in the car and drove to the bank
Used the drive-in teller to deposit a check
Drove to the grocery store
Got $145 worth of stuff into the cart (and used my elbow when turning corners)
Got my stuff into the car
Unloaded the car
Put the groceries away
Cooked dinner (that is, heated up soup)