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Saturday, December 2, 2006

*yawn* okay, so, but i don't want to write another 'look how long and difficult my schedule is' sort of whiny posts.

because, really, i've been doing enough of that. if it's boring me? that's a sign. :)

wreathi joined a garden club recently. it's a low key sort of affair, with minimal dues and monthly meetings. it appealed to me precisely because it's low key - no competitive gardening here, thankyouverymuch. instead, it's turned out to be a chance to meet interesting local women, and swap stories, about gardens and not.

the first meeting was a craft night, where people brought dried items from their gardens, and we made wreaths. since it rained all the week before, i didn't bring anything to add to the wreaths, but i did bring a glue gun to share. oh, the glue gun.... how is it i've gone my entire life without having yet used a glue gun? they are oh so very much fun, and i foresee that the glue gun will become important, oh yes it will.

wreath at home
the most fascinating thing to me was that i completely didn't see before the workshop how the phrase 'natural materials' could be interpreted. i figured, since it's a garden club, that they should come from my garden. and then people brought in things they'd found in the woods, on a walk, on the beach, going on a hike...and then, after the workshop, i find that i'm looking at plants everywhere in a new way. *seeing* them, first of all, and then appreciating what they are and what they could be.

i love that this thing i started doing because i wanted some down time has opened my eyes to new ideas, new things to see.


:: scribbled at 10:33 PM ... ... o



Friday, December 1, 2006

small post tonight... i'm a little worn out from parenting.

while i love and appreciate watching MedSm become a thinking, reasoning individual, sometimes i'm not interested in being part of the debate club. and maintaining restraint and reason in the face of that can be challenging. i could throw out all sorts of "reasons" - lack of caffeine, too many balls in the air, tired from working, in pain because my wrist went out this afternoon - but they aren't really reasons. it seems to me that one of the largest challenges as a parent is keeping your cool, when all you really want to do (okay, all *i* really want to do) is scream 'because i'm the PARENT, that's why!'

on a far lighter note, if you're figuring out your shopping list for Christmas, you would be well advised to note that the cost of true love soars each year. :)


:: scribbled at 10:49 PM ... ... o



Thursday, November 30, 2006

scattershot post:

what absolutely fabulous weather today! i'm both pleased and freaked out... pleased that i'm not freezing my ass off, and freaked out that November has been, overall, more like Indian Summer. what the hell have we done to this planet?

my kid rocks. he is smart, and curious, and creative, and generally respectful. my mom actually mentioned to me what a great kid he is, when we were talking about Thanksgiving - and i consider that to be a high compliment to both MedSm and me & hubby. despite the occasional strife, we seem to be doing well.

looooove me some Ani DiFranco. her lyrics, her music, her delivery... she's amazing, and sometimes just the tonic i need at the end of the day.

got my annual email from Hubcaps Dot Com. they are a great resource, and if you have a car, you should check them out. they never abuse email privileges, by the way - i'm not joking about the annual email. anywho, the email prompted me to check out the current prices, as Penny is sans two hubcaps. and in my search, what do i find? this gem:

Although Toyota produces a great car, the particular hubcaps you need, Toy076, have not stayed on the wheel like they should have. In fact, they are falling off of the Corolla way more than normal, and the problem seems to be getting worse as time goes by.

so it's not me! i'm not losing hubcaps on my own! i have help! ;) and fortunately, there is an alternative - i can get non-factory issue hubcaps, set of four, for not much more than what two factory issue ones would cost. hallafreakin' luljah.

mmph. 'kay, that's all. oh, wait, except this quote: "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

heh. :)


:: scribbled at 10:55 PM ... ... o



Wednesday, November 29, 2006

mmmph.

late, tired, flat out. too much to do, for me, for others, for everyone. not enough sunlight in the day... and the fog and damp on top of short sunlight hours... sucketh.

job #1 (day job) - check. job #2 (semi-day job) - check. job #3 (home) - check, without conviction (as in, i don't think i'm even close to done with chores). potential job #4 (in addition, not in place) - eh, bite me.

and really, that's enough whining. because as tough as i think my schedule is, many of the commitments are by choice, and i have a roof over my head, mattress under my ass, food on my table, and gas in my car. my life, it is not so hard.

my life, it is mostly goodness.

my life - is mine, and for that, i am grateful.


:: scribbled at 11:14 PM ... ... o



Tuesday, November 28, 2006

better day today, i suppose... got lots done at work, and feeling productive is always good.

of course, the rain and 4:00 sunset don't exactly help. pah.


:: scribbled at 5:31 PM ... ... o



Monday, November 27, 2006

i'm tired of being invisible.

it seems that lately i'm only seen when it serves someone else's purpose.

and i'm tired of being taken for granted.


:: scribbled at 10:04 PM ... ... o





small post tonight... i'm a little worn out from parenting, among other things.

while i love and appreciate watching MedSm become a thinking, reasoning individual, sometimes i'm not interested in being part of the debate club. and maintaining restraint and reason in the face of that can be challenging. i could throw out all sorts of "reasons" - lack of caffeine, too many balls in the air, tired from working, in pain because my wrist went out this afternoon - but they aren't really reasons. it seems to me that one of the largest challenges as a parent is keeping your cool, when all you really want to do (okay, all *i* really want to do) is scream 'because i'm the PARENT, that's why!'

on a far lighter note, if you're figuring out your shopping list for Christmas, you would be well advised to note that the cost of true love soars each year. :)


:: scribbled at 12:23 PM ... ... o





unconscious mutterings:

Rhyme :: reason
Substantial :: hefty
Instant :: gratification
Greed :: ugly
Brad :: Pitt
Season :: swing
Accomplished :: done
Invite :: welcom
Sparkle :: sheen
Rainbow :: arc


:: scribbled at 9:48 AM ... ... o





so, apparently, i was more inert than i thought.

it was a rough weekend, in some ways; spent a lot of time crying, which generally helps - a good cry gets things out of the system. but in this case, i just ended up tired, and no clearer. and the thought of sitting at a keyboard was more than i could deal with.

fortunately for you lucky readers, i may have multiple posts today to make up for it. ;)


:: scribbled at 9:18 AM ... ... o



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