Because I was on the phone for hours last evening, and then I stayed up and watched The Sound of Music. Instead of renting the movie, I bought it since there was some sort of promotion going on. That's right, it was Free. Free is nice. The first time I saw The Sound of Music I was 12. I went to see it at the Colonial Theater, and there was reserved seating, and I went by myself. Believe me, I had no problem going alone. In fact, I went to see quite a lot of movies by myself. Matinees were great for me. I could take the bus into downtown Lebanon, and after the movie walk up to the Good Samaritan Hospital where my Dad worked and get a ride home. I wonder how many parents would let their twelve year old kids do something like that nowadays.
One of the people I talked to last evening was my friend Betsy, who's watching every second of the impeachment trial. She provided me with the lurid details since I'm not watching it. I do believe the Democrats are hoping for a conviction, but there main interest is in damaging 'the party of no' to such a degree recovery will be impossible. More and more you're hearing moderate Republicans talk of starting a 3rd political party. I wouldn't be surprised if that happens.
In a bit, I'm going to go out and shovel snow. We got about 2 - 3 inches, which is a big drop from the 6 - 10 inches that were originally forecast. This is fine with me. I'm actually waiting for the temps to rise high enough to melt what is in my backyard. Right now, it's still too cold and the doggie's doodles are freezing to the ground.
And finally, I did make pancakes yesterday: banana, walnut. I snapped a picture to whet your taste buds.