On Saturday, Paul and I attended a spectacular performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Not only is that my absolute favorite work of music, but I was able to enjoy it so much more because I know it so very well.
On Sunday, I worked for nearly eight hours attempting to civilize various patches of wildly overgrown weeds on our property. It was a tough battle — my muscles are now so sore that I’m barely able to move — but I think I won. Of course, I still have other battles for civilization to fight this summer. In some areas, my goal is to totally eradicate the natives and establish some permanent colonies of civilized plants, so that I don’t have to fight these same battles next year. That would be lovely!