Saturday, May 02, 2009

How To Tell It's Time For a Break

It might be time for a break when on a Saturday the Grace Episcopal Church carilloneur is practicing and you think he is playing, "Yes, We Have No Bananas."

But in fact there is no rest for the weary.

Next week's schedule includes a City Council agenda session on Monday, 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library; two meetings Tuesday, both at 7 p.m., being the BOE reorg at 1200 Myrtle Avenue and the PMUA meeting at 127 Roosevelt Avenue; the Board of Adjustment meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the League of Women Voters at 7 p.m. Thursday and also the 8 p.m. Planning Board meeting in City Hall Library.

I'm sure there are even more on the calendar that I don't know about.

Meanwhile, the garden beckons (or flips the bird, hard to tell) at the hapless gardener unable to keep up with the rampant spring growth. And those of us in the Northern Temperate Zone have to keep all the clothes we own at the ready in case today's 70- or 80-degree weather drops back to the low 60s on a whim.

What should be an effusive time somehow feels burdensome.

My current escape is scoring T.C. Boyle's latest novel at the Plainfield Public Library. "The Women" is a fascinating take on the life of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his romantic partners. Libraries are always a great resource and even more in times of economic stress.

As for what to attend next week, it's 50-50 on whether to venture out or stay home with a good book and hope someone else will report on a meeting.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous joanna cassidy said...

you made me laugh,about the fellow who is playing the carrilon,yes,we have no bananas.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Dottie Gutenkauf said...

Maybe it was "Little Liza Jane"? Hard to get a "handel" on that tune...(ouch)...but both tunes work after the standard intro...

1:10 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hi Bernice,

That was me on Saturday. I was not playing songs about any various fruits however you have given me some ideas to expand my repertoire!

9:16 PM  

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