Monday, June 26, 2006

Auntie Mame

So today it rained...and rained and rained.  Sunshine would follow and then more rain. Warm delicious summer rain.

my niece (2 yrs old) is visiting with her mother from Florida and being the ever mischievous one, i took her to play in the mud puddles.  she was in her bathing suit, i was in my work clothes (i didn't jump in the puddles...much).    Then we took a quick dip in my parents' pool to get all the dirt off (sorry, Dad) and ended up shivering cold...

When the rest of the family heard that i was the one who took her mud puddle jumping - i was dubbed "Auntie Mame"...though i assure you i don't have a living room where the couches move up and down on pulley systems.

No matter how old you get, or how refined and proper you can be, one should never ever lose the wonder and beauty of playing in the rain.  Sometimes it takes a two-year old, blonde haired, blue eyed angel to teach you that.

To Shoe or Not to Shoe

As much as i love shoes (multiple posts on that!) and high heels to be exact, i love also going barefoot. i love the feel of the cool tiles under my feet in the kitchen or the smoothness of the wood flooring in the living room. i love the carpet from the second floor, but what i love the most is to be barefoot outside in the grass.  It connects me with the earth, espcially if i'm gardening - which i love to do.  i don't particularly like to be in mud but even that can be tolerated if necessary.

Love barefeet but i sure do love those some cute ones on today.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A New Challenge

As if my life isn't busy enough, i've decided to teach myself to play the organ.  Our church's organ.  A big organ.  i'm clueless and should really take lessons, but i've been practicing and can now at least play some hymns without sounding as if we are all going to a funeral. 


But fun.

There aren't many organists these days.  Keyboards have all but done away with the need to learn how to play one, But there is, to me, a bit of a fascitnation with the organ.

So i'll give it a go.

ps.  i might give spelling lessons a 'go' as well.  Let's try fascination.  Better?

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Peaceful Tuesday

i'm listening to classical music via web today and most of what they are playing is peaceful and quiet and i find myself very calm inside.  Serene.  At rest. Happy.

And a bit sleepy as well!  ::sleepy smile::

Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday ramblings

This thing we call living takes so many shapes and sizes, twists and turns that sometimes when we end up at the end, we are amazed at what it took to get us there.

How can you go from the mundane to the spectaculor?  How can you acheive that place where life is good?  What does it take? 

Is it ever ok to be obsessed with someone or something?

If you really, really hate your job, should you stay just because you like your co-workers?

Should you ever lick your fork while at the dinner table?

Why are picnics so appealing?

Minus the ants...

But with a good friend or a loved one and a good book....

Would the ants then be welcomed?

Why do i have a hunger to read and know things..yet have a terrible time retaining that information..?

Why am i so restless today?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Should a 12-yr old girl get married?

Saw on a most interesting story:

There's just soooo much to say on this - most of it quite funny, but i don't even know where to start.

Guess it's better than having a car accident and your dead wife's head flying off the dash board

And if you follow politics, you will understand when i wonder if it's worse to have cash in your freezer, or a severed head in your be the judge.
What an odd world!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Moses, the not-so-attack cat

i have cat.  His name is Moses.  He is about six years old and just a cute now as when he was a kitten. He used to catch all sorts of critters and i never had to worry about a spider or fly or anything creep like that.  He once brought me a freshly dead mouse for my birthday.  i tried not to shriek like a little girl.

Tonight, Moses saw a HUGE ant in my hallway.  He laid down and watched it.  For 20 minutes.  Finally, i had enough of said ant and sent him/her to an early prize in the sky..aka. ant meets Jesus on a Wednesday night.

i don't think Moses is such a good catcher of all things crawly and creepy.  Guess i'll have to practice my shriek!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Too Many Voices

i have a bad habit of reading more than one book at a time.  For instance:  currently i'm reading Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.  Not good.  Although the story lines are strong enough for each book to not be confused, the difference in 'voice' is so opposite that i find myself dealing with too many voices in my head (no comments!) 

So..i've decided to finish one and then tackle the other.  As I Lay Dying is almost complete and i just love it.  The writing is so noisy.  i love the line "My mother is a fish. Jewel's mother is a horse but my mother is a fish...."

Anyway...on to reading! 

Monday, June 5, 2006

A Girl-child

Just found out that my Brother and sister-in-law will most likely be having another girl!  WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Ice cream truck

In the days of fast everything, when stores are only a few blocks away and everyone buys huge quantities of 'bulk' sure is nice to hear the ice cream truck come around.

Of course, in August, when i've heard that song for the umteenth time, i may change my tune, so to speak, but for now, it reminds me of days gone by when life was a bit less harried and the biggest commotion of the day was not the rush to work and traffic jams, but riding my bike at breakneck speeds down the mountain and the wonderful sounds of the ice cream truck.

i think if he comes around tonight, i'll indulge in a bit of a treat.