Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday 13: Randomness, again

My oh my, but isn't it a random week around here? And how.

1. We've had a lot of work done on our irrigation this week (some planned, some unplanned--isn't that how it goes?) and I think it's about to be done (knock on wood!). Hopefully what we've been trying to accomplish (better water pressure with both the field and the house being watered at the same time) will actually transpire.

2. It's my husband's sister's birthday this week (I could say sister-in-law, but then you'd wonder, "Which one?" I have two, in case you didn't know. I'm lucky like that.). We've been having fun celebrating. I love birthdays! Especially when it's someone else turning a year older! Age schmage. Just a number, right? That's what I've been telling her, anyway.

3. Spring break is right around the corner; I can practically see it waving at me, toying with me. I'm not sure who is happiest about our break: husband, the boy or me? I would wager it's a three-way tie.

4. I'm  not even going to think about getting the drip irrigation all repaired from a winter of doggy chewing until I really need to turn the sprinklers on. I have faith that BDR (that would be Bad Dog Ruby) is on her way to being a less-chewy dog, but I'm not going to be foolish about it. When the irrigation guys asked me if I wanted them to repair it, you would have liked my chuckle. And my shaking head. And my "No, but thanks for offering." I like my skills on that task just fine, and I'm a lot cheaper!

5.  We're at that funky place in the season when it's not really winter clothes weather, and not really summer clothes weather... so I am working on the layered look. Not my favorite. I went and visited my summer clothes recently in my office closet, and we had a nice chat about how happy I will be to drag them back out to the light of day and wear them. No tights. No socks. Just me and my skirts and pale white legs... but not white for long!

6. Favorite quote find this week: "Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." --G.K. Chesterton

With a close runner-up of:
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." --Anthony J. D'Angelo. Here's a song that completely goes with that, an oldie but a goodie.

7. Favorite Bible text read this week: Titus 3:9: "But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." Hmm. This one really spoke to me.

8. Favorite poem find this week:
yes is a pleasant country
yes is a pleasant country
if’s wintry
(my lovely)
let’s open the year

both is the very weather
(not either)
my treasure,
when violets appear

love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one
(and april’s where we’re)
--ee cummings

9. Is it any wonder why green is my favorite color? Right now with everything so green and beautiful, I am reminded how many shades and hues of green there are, and how all (well, OK, most) of them are just lovely.

10. Caught up with an old friend this week--actually Googled her and found her!--and that was nice. I hope we keep in touch. Completely different paths since college, but hopefully enough history and commonalities to still feel a connection. She's not a Facebook person, so it will actually take some work to keep in touch. You know, like in the olden days, before Facebook... actual email, actual talking on the phone. 

11. Jesse James. What a guy. I bet he's feeling pretty low these days, for good reason. Choices, dude. Choices. Maybe he and Tiger can get a reality show going. Seems to be the way of it, these days. I think his head could easily be added to the lovely display below. Heh heh. What if there really was a place for certain heads to be stuffed and mounted? I feel a business idea coming on...

12. A friend gave me a little lavender-filled piglet for Christmas. I love her--I named her Violet for some reason, and she makes me very happy, all smelly and cute on my dresser. Not often that the scent of a pig wafting over can make you smile. If you warm Violet in the microwave she smells even sweeter (though husband might dispute that) and is known to take away muscle aches and pains. A multi-talented pig, yes.

13. Take a look at this great t-shirt design I found via some web site or other (bad memory, too many web sites, I apologize if it was yours) this week. How fabulous is this? Must have.

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  1. what a great post! Love the's not here yet...still various shades of gray. And I love #8!!!

  2. I LOVE the quotation about bringing your own sunshine. And great choice of poem. e.e. cummings has been one of my favorites since high school.
    Fun list. :)

  3. that sunshine quote is totally you!

  4. Wonderful randomness! We've already had spring break here. Oh, how I wish it were coming up again!

  5. I am also ready for summer clothes ...but after last week's glorious weather, they are actually calling for snow flurries tomorrow. Not happy. I also love ee cummings...he has been my favorite since high school when I discovered him.
    Happy Thursday and thanks for visiting me!

  6. I like that t-shirt.

    Have a great Saturday!


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