Sunday, April 15, 2007

It was cold enough

to require one of these. Well, maybe not require, but it is surely wonderful to sit next to it, alternately reading the Sunday paper and doing some work, hearing it crackle and hiss, while the wind blows the maple seeds out of the trees. It is cold enough that many of the tender azaleas, among other plants, have really born the brunt.

Today is Sunday, and our seminarian gave the homily at church. Since he's been with the church, he has been a rather quiet, circumspect individual, so we were wondering just how, hmm, boring he would be. Well, not at all! He was funny and on-the-mark, and we wanted to tell him how much we enjoyed it, but he disappeared.

Tuesday is tax day, and, yes, we do owe, so the form is not being sent until the last possible moment. Working for yourself is not something the federal government encourages. Frankly, I wish I could have thrown the entire business into the fire, but that would probably call forth all kinds of demons for not filing.


ruby-crowned kinglette said...

that fire looks perfectly wonderful. i think we are the only part of the world having decent weather, maybe california... but i don't count them, they always have it good. enjoy the rest of your day, in spite of our government... or better yet, to spite them.

Linda said...

I love fires too but I think I'd rather be warm without them-as in having warm weather. I think France is even worse as far as taxes and starting a business goes. Someone has to pay for Socialized medicine.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your taxes.

Anonymous said...

Good looking fire!
I am currently in Normandy where the weather is amazingly good. I'm saying "amazingly" as Normandy is known for its extremely rainy climate. :)

Anonymous said...

What is your weather today -Tuesday?
I hope, not too bad, I think, it`s bad enough to think those happenings
in Virginia and all those parents, relatives and friends of victims.
So sad.

Anonymous said...

I sometimes wish I could burn all my tax returns as well! Hope you enjoyed the fire at any rate.

Anonymous said...

You are soooo right. The small business owner gets the raw ends of the deal.
What is wrong with that picture? It is the golden rule~
The one with the gold
Makes the rules!

Anonymous said...

I love fires... they are so comforting and warm... Wouldn't we love to throw the tax stuff in there.

Anonymous said...

I love to sit by a fire and feel the heat.

I would be tempted to throw the tax papers in the fire :)