Yes, today was as long as I thought it would be. There was much accomplished and little significant, long-term bodily harm, so we’ll count that as a win.
One interesting thing that occurred in the midst of a day which involved a lot of routine keeping-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other events, were two encounters with this guy:
The pictures aren’t great for several reasons. First of all, it wasn’t that close to me, maybe 30 feet away.
Secondly, I was caught off guard, surprised to see this critter since I’ve only seen them in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico before now.
Thirdly, they’re pretty well camouflaged.
But yeah, that’s a roadrunner. A pretty good sized one too.
Given the current status of my chaos and karma levels, it can’t be ruled out that this was my patronus appearing to me.
I watched carefully after seeing the roadrunner – no coyotes, explosives, exotic Rube Goldberg contraptions, or falling Acme anvils were seen.