In the morning I painted; went on the elliptical trainer (my current movie, Autumn Spring, is a wonderful movie but falls into the "not good for the trainer" category); watched the bluebirds moving into their house.
The first hummingbirds arrived a couple days ago. This weekend the temperature will go into the 90s. Hello and goodbye to spring.
In the afternoon Menticia and I did algebra (she's getting better and better) and then she helped me translate Duncan and Dolores into Spanish. I've painted nearly all the pictures for the book; as I did last time, I'll print the text out on cardstock, paste the pictures on either side of each piece of cardstock, press them till they're dry, and use my comb-binder to make the book.
Later I tore off to my dear friends' wonderful seder. Some excellent topics of conversation, other than the Jew's departure from Egypt of course, were:
1. The African catfish, newly discovered to be able to walk up out of the water on its fins and snatch food on land (a researcher had left a bowl of food near the fish and observed this with amazement);
2. Upcoming trips by the two well-traveled teenagers at the seder - to New Zealand, Croatia, and Malawi. One of them recently spent a month or two living on a brigantine;
3. The ancient sun-god Sol Invictus, who shared an uncanny number of characteristics with a later fellow who eventually became far more famous. Sol Invictus appears to have some contemporary followers, and even his own rock band;
I came home and, of course, had to watch and blog Alborada (next week is the end).
Finally, I stayed up till 3:30 am revamping a friend's website using (for the first time) a css stylesheet. Anybody know how to do dot leader in css? The three methods I found were awful and didn't work well for me. This is the task:
It's something that used to be so easy! In her current page, this was achieved by pushing the period button lots of times. Like this.......
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