Pools of time

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Today a two-day migraine gradually faded away. I voted. I puttered around and played with the disorganized part of my yarn and wool collection. And then spent a little over an hour and a half buying and installing a new printer in the house office.

...here,...

A momentous occasion that. We’ve used the same limping-along printer for at least 12 years. It could no longer be trusted to run on its own and frankly I was a little tired of spending part of my evenings printing out Kate’s homework. At some point I became the only one in the house who could get the thing to run. Besides, I’ve had to special order ink cartridges for it for over a year. The end had come!

...there,...

After weeks of nonstop pressure for my job and for my weekend courses, I have abruptly found deep gathered pools of time to garden, cook, knit, and ready myself for the next onslaught. Notice I didn’t say clean. Really need to man up and hire someone for that before the house is condemned.

...& everywhere.

But, save for the grinding pain of the headache, the pools of time have been wonderfully soothing and restful and lovely.

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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2 Responses to Pools of time

  1. DawnK says:

    Such pretty leaves. I’m glad you had time to slow down and knit a little! I don’t know why it takes so long to set up a new printer. It is a long, drawn-out process.

    • pattiblaine says:

      This one (a Kodak ESP 9250) practically sets itself up. I spent most of the time running to Best Buy twice. First trip, shopping for a printer; second trip, bringing in our old one for $50 off the one we brought home. The new printer is (knock wood) Amazing! Of course, I’m comparing it to the 12yo…

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