Saturday, March 31, 2018

He's a good man. He takes care of me

Been under the weather the past week or so, and today I thought maybe a touch of Ben & Jerry's ice cream would do the trick.  Nothing too fierce, maybe plain vanilla.  So when he went out, I had him pick me up a pint.  Problem is, of the myriad B&J flavors that our local WalMart carries, they had no vanilla. So he got what seemed to him to be a reasonable alternative. 

Vanilla Caramel Fudge.   It kinda climbs up over the edge of the carton and waves at you.  It makes Cherry Garcia look like diet food. 💫

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sometimes folks just don't hear themselves

Had to make a dr's appointment today,  only took three tries;  the third time I was greeted by a cheery young thing who took my vitals:  when I gave her my birth date (9/13/45) there was a short pause and then she said, most firmly,  "Nineteen Forty Five, right?"

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sort of a (late) T13

Last night I dreamt that Fred Astaire
was helping me stack firewood  💃

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ahem T13

thank you to Mr. L for the last minute idea

1. Day by Day
2. Boxing Day
3. Any Day Now
4. What a Day for a DayDream
5. Day of  Reckoning
6. Bank Holiday
7. Days in May
8. Days a Week
9. Day of Discovery
10. Show and Tell Day
11. Birthday
12. Days of Christmas
13. Billy Sunday

Go here for more T13s

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

And so it snows, tiddly pom, and so it blows, tiddly pom...

a measured 18" of snow, my husband's beloved Bobcat won't start, he can't get his Big Truck with plow to start, and he has just mushed out of here with his regular truck, making an awesome set of  1/2 mile long snow tracks all the way down.

he's a funny guy.  weather doesn't bother him, as long as he knows he can get out.  He was very close to panic this morning (I found out when I picked up the wrong shovel and we Had Words about it), because he gets a kind of wide ranging claustrophobia about this.  Some people cannot ride in elevators without tranquilizers, I seriously dislike guided  tours under boulders called "Fat Lady's Lament" and the lemon squeezer (hahahaha),  because the idea of being under one of those when the long awaited earthquake hits...

and he gets edgy if he thinks he can't get out of the driveway.  To be fair, if we can't get out, helpers can't get in, and the broken leg would just have to heal itself. I can understand his feeling.

So now at least he can get out. Probably. It's been a half hour, and I've not seen him walking back, so at least Down is an option.  In and UP may not be. Damn I love living here.

Im also putting off the idea of raking off the roof. I keep telling myself, hey, it's warmed up, maybe some of it will melt off and we can see out the upstairs windows again...then I think, hey, it's warmed up, I hope it doesnt drip  into the house....

Still snowing, by the way.

I see Steven Hawkings died today. How sad. He died, most appropriately, on Pi Day, which is also the anniversary of Einstein's birth, and was born in 1942 on the 300th anniversary of Gallileo's death

I suppose by now we could all, with a bit of digging,  find that everyone of us was born or will die on the anniversary of a major birth, death, or cataclysm, but it is an interesting bit to know.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

One more step

--And tomorrow we all arise in the dark, groggy, thinking, 'what...'  and realize, if we were good bunnies the previous night, it is now what time it's supposed to be and not what it was.

I rejoice in the later afternoon light, but mourn the loss of the morning light.

Some people just can't be pleased, can they.   I propose we do away with dark altogether, and that would wipe out the whole problem, right there.  😎

I just lost this entire week (6WS)

--and suddenly woke up to the fact last night that it was Friday and I had sailed through the entire week with only two memories of any anchorlike importance;  Thursday Thirteen, and Six word Saturday.  If I wasn't looking at those I'd still be wondering what month it was. Or what year.

I fear turning into my mother, who during her last days at home took to crossing off all the days of the new month when she turned over the calendar page.When asked why, she said, "So I won't have to worry about what day it is."


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thirteen suggestions for a modern world

1.  The earth is your home.  Keep it clean, and leave it neater than
it was when you arrived.

2.  Make small footprints, but make them matter.

3.  Be kind to children, animals, and the elderly. 

4.  Learn to listen, not just hear.

5.  We are all connected, root and bone, to everything on the planet.  Remember that when you cut down a tree, or  a bush, or a small animal. 

6.  If you don't need it, don't take it. 

7. Death is the final chapter. Understand that, and embrace the life you have, it's all you're going to get.

8.  Give back.  

9.  Don't gossip.

10.  Be kind to yourself. You are all you have, all you will ever have, and if you abuse the body, the heart, the mind,  you have no one but yourself to answer to.

11.  Be flexible.  Different is not necessarily bad or wrong or evil.

12. Look at life in a two-way mirror.  You're not the only one on the road, after all.

13.  Find the humor.  It's almost always there, somewhere.