I pause in my Sunday gyrations to make a blog post, or at least to begin a blog post. I may do other things between paragraphs and make no apology for doing so. We’ll see.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it in this space before, but I often have what I call a putter and post kind of a day. I putter around the house, I post a status on Facebook, I putter some more, go back to Facebook, etc. It is a pleasant way to spend a day off, and sometimes I even get a few things done.
Today I have gotten a few things done. I grocery shopped. I stopped at Honey Brook Hobbies and Sweet Temptations in hopes of writing an article about them for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. I did the dishes. I made a pepperoni and cream cheese roll-up, just because. I chopped up radishes and carrots for this week’s lunches. I am in the midst of making a batch of Chex Party Mix (in the oven with real butter, as God intended). And I paused to check up on my Facebook friends. I like Facebook.
And that was when I stopped composing this post and did a few other things, as threatened in the first paragraph. I did not accomplish anything more of note, but I am anxious to get on to the sweats on, bra off, movie watching portion of the day. That is, get back to it, since in fact my sweats are on, my bra is off and A Place in the Sun is playing on the DVD player.
Last night we watched A North Woods Elegy: Incident at Big Moose Lake, a DVD Steven got for me from the Herkimer County Historical Society. It is about the real life case that inspired the novel that A Place in the Sun is based on, An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser. The case was, as local readers no doubt know, the murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gilette. Gilette stayed in the 1834 Jail here in Herkimer, while he was tried and convicted in the Herkimer County Court House; both of those buildings are located on the Herkimer’s Historic Four Corners, which I have mentioned numerous times in this blog.
I would like to write a longer blog post about A North Woods Elegy. Perhaps in a subsequent blog post, because if I don’t get this posted soon, today might turn into Wrist to Forehead Sunday. And we wouldn’t want that, now, would we?