After eight days away, followed by four days struggle with a virus that couldn’t quite decide if it was coming or going (thankfully it went), I set to work this morning and promptly erased (accidently, of course,) the camera memory card, which contained the images needed for today’s newspaper deadline. As The Mama’s and the Papa’s wailed, “Monday, Monday.” You know the rest.
But hey, let’s look on the bright side. All manner of good things happened here at home while I was in Washington, D.C. First, a holiday card arrived…you might recognize the return address.
And here’s the message inside…
It’s a thrill to receive a holiday greeting from White House each year due to my involvement with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an organization dedicated to community improvement through volunteer service. (My recent trip was for a meeting to further this work.) Although this year’s card is not as dramatic as the one sent in 2013, I particularly like its wish for “strength and happiness.”
As if that wasn’t enough, FedEx was busy delivering packages. Here’s a peek at some the books ordered for winter study regarding upcoming travel. The bargain of the bunch was Influential Gardeners–just $1 plus shipping–a treasure trove on 20th century gardeners I hold in high esteem, such as William Robinson, Harold Peto, Beatrix Farrand, and Russell Page, and some I don’t yet know, like Isamu Noguchi and Mien Ruys.
And best of all, a new work camera, another end-of-the-year steal. Admittedly, its technology far exceeds my understanding. Fingers crossed I can learn to use it with a modicum of talent.
And if I do, that I can avoid erasing its memory card.
How is your Monday going?