Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Outside my window is the late afternoon sun
I am thinking that I need to start supper soon
I am thankful for today
I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt and some old birks
I am reading "The Shroud of the Thwacker" and "the Night Watch"
I am hoping that I get over feeling so tired
I am creating a quilt from fabric from New Zealand
I am praying incessantly for DOK
Around the house I am seeing lots of clutter that needs to be dealt with
One of my favorite things is Netflix
A few plans for the rest of the week include DAR and a haircut
A picture thought I am leaving for you

Friday fill-ins #124

1. If we had no winter I would probably be living in Hawaii.

2. Life is a perpetual astonishment.

3. If I had my life to live over I would do so many things different -- except my husband and my kids -- ok, I would train my husband better.

4. I would like to lose 75 pounds inside of four and twenty hours.

5. If you have never been thrilled then are a sad, sad person.

6. To be interested in the changing seasons means you are either ready for spring or ready for fall -- at least in Texas.

7. And as for the weekend, on Friday we went to College Station, on Saturday we sat through a rather lengthy graduation and on Sunday we went to the Washington-On-The-Brazos State Park. And to Rudy's for barbecue.

Book gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or, are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you run out of things to read?

Ha! This is sort of funny, actually, in a sick and twisted way. Yes, I admit it, I am a book glutton -- is there a twelve step program for that? I frequent the bookstores and love -- LOVE -- the bargain tables. I have enough books to last for the next five years -- maybe longer -- since I am a very slower reader and now have become addicted to Animal Crossing which bites into the reading time. Recently, I have had to curb my buying and I am proud of myself. I went to B&N looking for a copy of "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane" only to be told that it hasn't been released yet, come back in a couple of weeks. So, I went looking and before I knew it, I had a couple of books in my hand plus several magazines. I stopped, checked myself and put the books back -- I rationalized -- why should I buy something just because I was THERE -- just wait for what I went there to buy to begin with. The magazines are a different story. My husband purchased a book which he THOUGHT he had and I purchased a magazine that looked familiar and sure enough, we both had copies of them so it is apparent that we are both sort of literarily dysfunctional and it will require a return trip to B&N and who knows what sort of pandemonium might ensure then.

Finally in Control Again! Unconscious Mutterings 329

Sounds powerful, right? Ah, but no, I have just been doing some house cleaning over at wordpress and livejournal. Now, don't get me wrong, I love both of those sites and they are great but I am a one blog sort of gal. Time to downsize and get things back in a manageable order. So, here I am back at blogger and now maybe I can post more instead of obsessing over which blog to use! This living in a society of excess has gone overboard when even the internet creates stress. Ok, well, enough of that -- now to catching up with the things I used to do and, for some reason, stopped doing. I will start with:

Unconscious Mutterings Week 329

1. vex -- agitate
2. relapse -- flu
3. twinkle -- Starr
4. crawls -- walks, baby
5. optimistic moment -- what, I don't understand!
6. cage -- hamster
7. superwoman -- NOT ME!
8. personal -- space -- get out of
9. vapor -- exterminator -- Victorian
10. grocery store -- ugh