GMail pops up all these links when you write, using words in the email for clues. For some reason, the ‘B’ word came up yesterday and I succumbed to an “Are you Boring?’ quiz. I don’t think I’m boring, but you never know what someone else is going to think! The questions were insipid, to say the least, but I came through with flying colors! To me, the best way to stay unbored is to to stay interested in most anything about you. I trotted off to market this morning (and worked up a dripping sweat hauling the goods on my 10 minute walk home) and found nasturtiums for sale. The only time Ihave these is if I plant them by seed. Ones started in agreenhouse get spindly. Since we moved to late to get even think about getting these babies going, I don’t have any. I love their unusual smell and their translucent colors. And they are good cuts as well. Mostly, they remind me of when I was a kid and always asking my mom for my own seed packet. Nasturtiums was one of them. I never planted vegetables! When I worked at camp the summer out of high school I bought dahlia seeds and planted them outside my cabin. They grew into great plants, but till they flower is quite some time. The director and his wife who lived there let me know that they put on a great show for them! For some reason, there is a call in me to “put something in” as soon as I get in a place and it’s warm enough to grow. Sorry, the camera is down. Later maybe.
I didn’t dye my hair. We have been sleeping on crummy beds for the past 8 years and we got a new one right after we moved into our house. We actually threw the last one out. Took it to the dump. Then we went to Ikea and got simple frames, and mattresses that fit on slats, so there is no box spring. Yea! I knew someone ought to come up with something like this. I remember reading about ‘the old days’ when they strung up rope in a web and put their feather ticks on top of that. they had a ‘rope tightening’ tool to keep the bed from sagging. Joel likes his side of the bed firmer than I do. so I got a ‘egg carton’ foam cushion for my side so it is just right … and that makes me Goldilocks.
On Monday I took looooong walk. I walked 3 miles to my friend Terry’s house. That’s the first time I have walked that far in a loooong time. It felt really good. Then her husband told me about a different way, and I measured it yesterday, and it was only a mile and a half! I felt like I had walked through 3 or 4 towns before I got there!
I’ve been working on my desk this week. I haven’t cracked a Latin book since I quit teaching, but I think about it almost every day. I like sitting at a desk and working. I remember one day a friend calling me and mentioning he had been translating all day and I was so jealous. I was so caught up in the nitty grtty aspects of teaching I didn’t have time to translate on my own! So…. when I get that desk cleared, away I go! anyone want to join me???
For the second time inmy life I ahve unknowingly gotten into a good thing and then discovered I was eating whole cloves of garlic! Now while this may have great medicinal value, the breath factor is probably equivalent to smoking a cigar! The first time was when we were in Boston several years ago at a Perrennial symposium (the big, perennial broohaha) and Joel and I went to a pizza place in the mall our hotel was part of for supper. I was having this yummy pizza when I looked a little closer and thought “My, those llook like whole cloves of garlic!” Which they were. When we walked back to our hotel through the mall I just sorta lagged behind the others while I “window-shopped”, farting all the way! Today I went to Market and got this really great tortellini salad. Well, I discovered early on what I was eating and didn’t eat every one of them and, mercifully, I am home by myself getting my plain old work done so I can ease some breeze whenever the occasion calls for it! Have a gas, everybody!
Two things- isn’t it amazing I found this design today after posting about school supplies!
The other thing, does anyone else clean with baking soda? It’s amazing…and not poisonous!
I am still not over the urge to buy school supplies! I love school supplies.! I like colored pens and new pencils, mechanical especially, and stacks of ready to use unused paper. I used to buy a whole year’s supply at the beginning of the year plus a few extra for giving away. There’s alwaya at least one chronic “I-don’t-have-any -paper” kid. A couple weeks ago I went to A.C. Moore and stocked up on things kids can do, like paint, stamps, markers, crayons……Ooooo it was fun. Last week when I went to Emily’s I took the Dover coloring books I have had since my kids were at the coloring age and Jacob and Mary Ellen got into it. So did I. I can do only one page at a time because they are so elaborate.
We got a new window put int our dining room. The old one had been boarded shut, so we put a shorter window in and put our air conditioner in the wall above it, so we don’t have to keep moving it in and out. It looks straight out to our back yard. I haven’t gotten pictures up yet, but I have most of the boxes cleaned up in the first two floors I can walk downstairs in the morning and feel like I am home, instead of camping out somewhere. I love my house. right along with school supplies. In other languages you get different words for different kinds of love. Obviously I don’t love school supplies like I love Joel and the End of Trade Show Season!
July is gone. My brain defries. Yay.