We had gorgeous blue skies on a warm, sunny day yesterday. T-shirt weather. Nearly 80 degrees weather. Let the enormous black cat sun her girth outside weather. Leave windows and doors open overnight because it feels good weather.

Tonight: ...Mostly clear. Much colder with lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph..

Bring in the cattle and the tomato plants, Ma! It’s gonna be a cold one!

Got paged out of bed at 5 a.m. yesterday (admittedly, it was to deal with a boondoggle of my own creation) and then worked through until 6 p.m., when I made gumbo with collard greens and kale, worked on some wedding lists, and then played Halo until 11:30… Despite all this, I still bounced out of bed this morning with Kate at 6. Go figure. Made tea, tried vanilla rice milk on my cereal (verdict: it’s a lot better than gritty soy milk) and loudly sang along to Doughty’s “American Car” with Kate until she kissed me and swooped off to work. Now I’m Getting Things Done in that great 3 hours before the office hits critical mass and suddenly my attention span gets shot to hell by a thousand intersecting priorities, phone calls, and instant annoyances messages.