Monday, July 24, 2006

Miscellaneous Thoughts

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My sister and her husband participate in a local farmer's coop. Each year, the arrival of their magical box of fresh produce coincides with their visit home. So we are the lucky recipients of a small crop of bok choy, beets, and other assorted strange veggies. This year we enjoyed a fresh coleslaw made with fresh cabbage. And I have fresh garlic that is so potent I can smell it through the ziploc baggie it currently resides in. Yummy! I love the magical box of fresh produce! Thanks Rebecca!
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I love sunflowers. I have none. I must rectify that situation.
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The mosquitoes are apparently enjoying the warm weather. I'm surprised Sam has any blood left in him with all the bites he has on his legs. I'm thinking I'm going to have to bring out the big guns soon and use the old reliable OFF with DEET.
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I'm seriously shopping for doorknobs and faucets. Who knew this could be so much fun? But seriously, we have to have a talk with the establishment. Are dressing room lights really necessary in my bathroom? I mean, we've all seen A Chorus Line...the bright round bulbs across the top of the mirror...sooooo 80's.
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A received the most beautiful "Travis" bracelet from a very talented friend late last week(on behalf of my very kind June 2002 mommies friends). It matches my "Samuel" and "Alex" bracelets made by the very same friend. I am adding a link to the Junebug Boutique on the sidebar. These three ladies do great work with bows, bracelets, and crocheted pieces. Give them a peek if you have a chance.

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We close on our construction loan tonight. This time next week, they could be ripping my house apart. gulp.
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I am, for the first time, admitting that I'm feeling dissatisfied with my job. Three years is about how long I've stayed at any job prior to this, so it's about time I started feeling restless with this one. What to do...what to do...
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The torrential rain let up just enough on Saturday so as not to ruin our BBQ. It was quite lovely. Even if we had to hide indoors to escape being carried away by the mosquitoes.

My puppy transport was moved up a couple hours, so I didn't get any gardening done at all. I did hit WalMart and buy some yarn to complete the preemie blankie I was working on, so it wasn't a complete loss as far as the To Do list.

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From the "People are so frickin clueless" file. I got an email forwarded to me today. One of those, for every person you forward this to, the family receives three cents. Normally I read them and delete them. This one, however, came complete with a picture of a baby girl with a bandaged head and visible burns on her face. I promptly sent a return email that said, "Please do NOT send these sorts of emails to me ever again. Thank you." Too harsh? Too bad.
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When I was growing up, my mother had a "painting" of ocean waves crashing onto rocks hanging up in our house. She didn't want it anymore so I retrieved it from her garage sale pile and it now hangs in my office. I don't know why I like it so much. It still has the $5.99 pricetag on the back, and a weird dark spot/stain in the ocean waves. But it's nice to have...it makes me smile to see it.
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I think I need to go hunt up another cup of coffee. I'm falling asleep.
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I have met a lot of really great people through animal rescue. But let me tell you...there are some personalities that just make me CRAZY! For instance...and this is purely hypothetical mind you...

A lost rescue dog. In my hometown. The "search effort" is being coordinated by someone in INDIANA! And she tells us things like, "If you get a call from someone reporting that they've seen the dog, make sure you get their phone number." Gee...ya think?!?! oy!!!

For a week, this person insisted that the dog MUST be on the east side of town...because that was where the last report was from. Prior to that, the dog had been hanging out on the west side of town. For a week, I said we should keep all our options open and keep looking on the west side of town. I was told I was wasting my time. Guess what? The dog on the west side of town was a completely different dog and was picked up and returned to its owner. I'd be laughing my ass off if I wasn't so pissed and worried about the damn missing dog.
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My husband just came in from working in the barn and asked ME if he needed to take a shower. "Do I smell really bad?" he asks. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! Like what now? Am I supposed to smell him and give a shower rating? Men!
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When recovering from a fractured ankle, it's not a great idea to walk a couple city blocks to a park and then wander around said park at an art fair. Makes for a lot of pain the next day.
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5 comments:

lauralu said...

i wear my "johannes" bracelet you gave me often, but i have been obsessive about it of late because i want to make sure i'm wearing it when i go back to the hospital with milo. i feel like it's my good luck charm. :) also nice - people are always admiring it and asking me about it, so i get many extra opportunities to tell people about hans. it's the gift that keeps on giving! thanks again.

deadbabymama said...

I have an accidental sunflower growing in my garden this year. I didn't plant it, but it's there.

One Mother's Journey said...

I think our husbands are an awful lot alike - I frequently get the "Do I need a shower?" question. For the record, I feel that any time you need to ask someone else if you need a shower - it's safe to assume you do.

Treggles said...

My response to chain emails is sometimes along the lines of, "Whenever you receive an email instructing you to forward it to everyone you know, please forget that you know me."

kate said...

dressing room lights hee hee....you know, www.schoolhouseelectric.com has some neat stuff -- a little retro, not to pricey. We got our best faucet/shower deal on ebay. And vintagetub.com is good if you like old-style stuff.

Re sunflowers -- my dh recently asked me -- 'why are there sunflowers in only 2 corners of the vegetable garden and one is broken?' Heh, who knows!? If i get any seeds i can send you some for next year...