t's that kind of week, random and going by entirely too quickly. I do have 13 nuggets of information to share, of course. (I almost wrote nuggets of wisdom, but I think you'd agree that that would be pushing it...)
1. "Spring sports smell of sweat and sadness." That's our motto around here... Seth has a tennis match today and is eager to play, but the drip-drop of rain may hinder.
2. On the spectrum of acceptable adult behavior, cavorting in public is not the classiest thing (at least, that's what I've been told). (Bet you didn't know there's an adult behavior spectrum, aren't you glad I clued you in?) But when both individuals left other spouses to find that special happiness together, cavorting is somewhere well below not classy. People will want to avoid you. (I'll let you imagine what cavorting really is... brings up some pretty interesting mental images, doesn't it?)
3. My friend, Jen, is participating in National Screen-Free Week. Poor dear. Now would be a great time for me to give a recap of this week's episode of Smash (of which we are both avid watchers), don't you think?
4. At the rate we're finishing up our Easter candy (not), I'm giving fair
warning to all relatives: look out for pastel colors in your Christmas
stockings. Either I bought too much, or I bought too much.
5. I advised Seth yesterday that he needs to increase his revenue stream. We were talking about his card game hobby (Magic, the Gathering), but it later occurred to me that a more normal parental phraseology would have been: get a job!
6. Texting is awesome. How did one keep tabs on a traveling spouse before texting? I know, that question almost answers itself...
7. When you're looking to avoid someone, hiding behind
bedding plants at Home Depot is probably not the way to go. By you, I
8. It's been a while since I've mentioned how lovely and green it is outside. It is indeed very beautiful, and I exclaim over the lushness, every day. Soon enough it will be 90 degrees. I'm happy with the cooler temps, and so are the plants! (Seth, not so much--see #1.)
9. Remind me to never buy a crewneck T-shirt again. Why do I still buy them when I vastly prefer v-neck? I cleaned out (well, mostly tidied) my T-shirt section of my closet yesterday and relegated the crewneck to a less-frequented area. Couldn't quite pull the plug on them--a thought occurred to me that maybe someone, somewhere, has posted a way to turn a crewneck T into something else? And of course, I found a couple of ideas very quickly and I know there are many more out there. And if all else fails, I can always just turn them into T-shirt yarn!
10. Seth is reading to ME at night with the book we just embarked on--Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. I think this is Seth's umpteenth time reading it, and it is sweet how much he wants to read it to me. I read it probably more than 30 years ago, so any memory is extremely faint. The first night, I actually fell asleep while he was reading, it was so peaceful. Mama's gettin' old...
11. I was thinking recently... if my life were a musical, I would like a Bollywood number to be included (yes, obviously I've been watching Smash...). And of course, since no one actually stars in the movie of their life, you would be spared my gyrations to said Bollywood song. I would *let* Katharine McPhee play me, of course. Not Uma Thurman. No. (You can thank me later, Jen.)
12. I probably didn't state it with enough exclamation points in my post on sourdough pizza dough yesterday: blue cheese on pizza is amazing!!!!! It was lovely last night and it will be for lunch today, too!
13. Chief practically accosted my friend Sara yesterday when she was here for a visit and tea. Like, inappropriately so. He's sweet, but boy that muzzle on him when he's looking for a little affection... silly pup.
OK, I think that's about all that's running through my brain that's fit to share. The rest you really don't want to be exposed to anyway, believe me!
I hope your Thursday is off to a great start, and the rest of your week goes swimmingly.
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