Monday, August 31, 2009

Zip Line

I went to a picnic yesterday, and I played horseshoes, and I ate picnic food, and I got rained on. And I got to ride a zip line. It was the most fun I've had in a coon's age. Don't ask me what that means.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Stop me if you've heard this

Ha ha ha, like you could stop me.
via purdue
One day I was in a bad bad mood. Stomping around, growling at everyone. Nothing was right. Mad at the world. Finally my kids convinced me to take them for a walk. So I was walking along, not noticing the blue sky and the green grass and the lovely mountain misery to enjoy a view. Too buried in my own misery to notice anything. Something hit me on the shoulder. I glanced over. Something was on my shoulder. White, gooey, ick. A bird had pooped on me. Just what I needed on a day like this. Perfect crappy ending to a perfect crappy day. Suddenly I felt like I was in some kind of movie and I started laughing. Nothing so perfect had ever happened. How often does it happen that you feel so awful and then a bird poops on you.
Made my day.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This is why

This is what happens when your brain stops.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Math, math, math all the time

2 hours to finish 15 math homework problems. I see what I'm going to be doing the next 3 months.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday sky

On my way home last friday the sky was amazing and I stopped to snap this picture.

Friday, August 21, 2009

It is Friday.

And all brains have officially turned to mush. Mine and hers and hers and hers. He went home and I haven't seen him all afternoon.
don'tcha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today's post

Help I need somebody
Help not just anybody
Help you know I need someone HELP!

I was thinking of the various projects I have in process (dishcloth, blanket, socks, shawl, spinning) and wanting to get a lot done on them before school starts. But, school starts next monday. After which I will be doing math homework a lot. Math homework that promises to be hard. I have this sneaking suspicion that I'm not going to get anything done. Oh well, story of my life.

Yesterday's post

Just so you know, this is yesterday's post. In which I say many clever and wonderful things. Writing pithy quotes and intellectual, witty and brainy observations on everyday life. (gotta love the thesaurus) Aren't you glad I remembered to post?
And today I wil do today's post. Which will be more of the same.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hit the ground running

I woke this morning about 5:15 AM but then went back to sleep. I dreamt that I woke up and it was 8:3 am! In my dream I was running around frantically trying to get ready and trying to call my boss. It didn't help that I was suddenly at my parent's house and a much younger version of one of my cousins was there too. I was trying to get her ready too. whew! Then my alarm went off. Normally I sit and watch the morning news while sipping my coffee and trying to get myself to get in the shower. But this morning I washed all the dishes, cleaned up the kitchen, got my lunch ready, fed all the cats, drank coffee, got in the shower, remembered to take my phone to work and got books together to return to the library at lunch. I also ate breakfast on the way to work and I got to work on time!

Monday, August 17, 2009


My definition of lazy is way different than other people. I was not feeling great over the weekend and so I considered myself pretty lazy.
And for me, laziness consists of....
washing clothes and hanging them on the line, then folding and putting them away
grinding a pound of wheat by hand
baking 2 loaves of bread
baking a pan of bar cookies
washing the sheets then remaking the bed
reading nearly all of a book
going through a pile of paperwork to sort
washing dishes 3 different times
taking the trash out
walking to the post office, library, thrift store
ordering and fetching pizza
watching movies
playing video games


Friday, August 14, 2009


I went to the dentist to get 2 fillings on tuesday. But my teeth still hurt today. It's wearing me out.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Last weekend I watched Days of Glory. It's a French language film about troops in the second world war. They fought for France but were from the Morroco region. It wasn't so much about the war as it was about these men and the difficulties they faced. Very good film.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A new one

It's the all new kitty!
DJ the brave.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Grinding the flour

First the wheat

Then grindy grindy the flour

Then the bread rising. Then oops, we ate it.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I love my yard

It has actual plants and flowers and trees.

Right now it's hollyhock time.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

What's that again?

It took me a minute to figure out why this looks odd. Not because it's a cheap toy, but it's a what?

New kittens

Since the crazy-psycho-jungle cats have retreated to the great outdoors, two new nice kittens have taken up residence as of today. I'll get some pictures tomorrow.