All the above have been achieved. (I initially typed "have been achieved successfully", because "have been successfully achieved" has too much of the structure & rhythm of a split infinitive to sit comfortably in my head; and then I was thinking about that, and then I thought, "Oh wait, is not success inherent in an achievement?" and deleted the adverb. I am not of that school that calls for the entire excision of the part, but superfluity leads to tautology and is to be deprecated.)
This afternoon's duties:
(The beans are cranberry, bought at the farmers' market on Saturday from the man who grew them: freshly dried, as it were. I am thinking a simple treatment, sage and rosemary and olive oil, a little onion and garlic, nothing more.)
I had been hoping to squeeze some work in there somewhere, but I'm not quite sure where it might fit. Maybe I'll just go on thinking about big ships, the way I seem to have been all morning. Tut. I ought to be focused on Mars Beneath - but, y'know. Squirrel! And the fascination of what's difficult, and the social hierarchies of sailing ships engrossed to the size of a city...