Monday, September 27, 2010

Every Journey to the Weekend ...

starts with a Monday.
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  1. If it's cute dog butts, this must be Monday in Indiana.

    53 degrees right now and only supposed to get up into the 70s--WooHoo. Fall fell. Dallas got 3 inches Saturday, but no rain at Cherokee. So deck sitting was my favorite activity. Writing/editing/pondering as the breeze blew and birds chirped. Not many critters this visit. I did see three herons lift off from the creek and fly over the trailer. They make a sound not that different from geese/ducks. Never heard them before.

    Only have last chapter left to rewrite. Didn't solve my story issues, but know my characters much better, some interesting twists. A couple of ideas too adult for YA, so still noodling.

    Sorry I missed the pasta-uncutuation. Loved the poem and the lesson Jim. Will look forward to hearing more. Twirlies come in tricolor and others might too. Dyeing sounds hmmm. I'm thinking painting with racing stripes or spray painting before hand with neon or bright color. Not getting it wet.

    Beth, you are the party girl. Glad sis enjoyed. Safe travels back to Houston and then on the road again.

    Maria, hoping your healed enough to go to the mimes without too much stiff.

    Janet, safe wheels.

    Waves to Nancy, Farf, Kelly,Dina, FM, B, Nicky and all others that follow.

  2. Painting - I need to do some experimenting. Have a good week.

  3. Glad you had a good weekend, Lisa. And yay for dog butts! And the weather forecast - was worried about being way too hot when I land in Houston later this evening. 70's is perfect!

    Yep, had a great time with Sis - never long enough. Off and running again, but hopefully a little less frantically.

    These pictures make me think of Frost...

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

    Have a great day, everyone!! Big traveling hugs to all.

  4. Fall weather began in earnest today with rain. Ah well, can't have everything!

    Lisa, feeling better, yes. Ibuprofen today instead of Vicodin!

    Kit is well, bloodwork confirmed he is okay except for the diarrhea and cold. ka-ching!!

    Now if I can just keep from hurting myself, perhaps I can actually WRITE this week. ::g::

    Happy Monday, all!

  5. Sounds like you had a nicely productive weekend. We got the temp cool down here too but only a sprinkling of rain. Happy noodling.

    Beth, walking in the woods is only time the dogs have miles to go before they sleep. The rest of the time it's inches. :)

    You don't want that rain, Maria, send right here. (I think I'm a bit obsessed with the lack of rain -- how do people in the desert stand it?)

  6. Pastafarians!

    Went to the rink and the hangar. Met the ladies and I love it!!! Skated for about 2 1/2 hours with my daughter and it's tricky getting used to the kneed pads while trying to do crossovers while breaking in new skates.

    Today, I feel like a $10 whore after a three day weekend.

    I meant to sleep in till my shift after I made school lunches for the kids, but our newest cat, Moonya, had other ideas. She wanted more food. She wanted to meow at the windows then she came into my room, after much scractching and pawwing at the door and carpet and sat on my neck. She has the knack of having a look that is part judgemental and evil accomplishment.

    Off to get showered and ready for the Monday which is actually my Tuesday but it already feels like a long week.

    Oh Sunday visit with husband's old Navy buddy went well... ish. I don't know why it is that people live and want certain things but will vote against those very things each time. I don't know if it's stupidity or hypocrisy. He want's "big gov" out of our lives but YET wants "big gov" in our bedrooms telling us women how to deal with our health issues and policing the activities and of gay people WHILE they, big gov not gays, fix the roads etc etc. He spoke of Personal Freedoms yet every child should be FORCED to sing the national anthem and say the pledge of allegiance every day or they should'nt be allowed to attend public schools. Cause that's what has ruined our educational system... not singing the anthem. Blink. Oh boy. I mentioned that I thought the anthem should be "This Land is Your Land" and you are free to sing it or not :)

    The night ended after that. I called my best friend and gravity came back to me :)

    Hey ya Family Man!!! Waves and winks to all.

  7. Hey all! Needed an early start to the Monday, so after making sure the White Pickups post went up as planned, I made like the Pack and hit the trail. First day at work in 3 weeks went well as could be expected, maybe a little better, but I did check emails on occasion.

    Lisa, sounds like you've got our weather too… rain and 70s. We're drying out tomorrow, but won't see 80 until Thursday. Good luck with the noodling! And luck to noodle-painting Jim…

    Beth, looks like you had a great time with your sister. Careful on the roads (as always) & we'll catch you sooner or later.

    Hey Maria, the trick is to hurt yourself just enough that you can't go to work but can sit home and write. :D Good to hear Kit's OK.

    Janet, after joining the half-century club, I decided the next fifty years aren't long enough to have to deal with those blowhards. Reality has a habit of slapping them upside sooner or later, so there's no need to engage. Oh, sometimes it's fun to call them out on their cowardice (because that's what it is, these big bad d00dz get the Shivering Collywobbles over the idea someone might not be just like them).

    The second best possibility for coming home from work has manifested this evening — empty house — so now I get to post. Maybe I'll do a little writing before the inmates return.

  8. Hi Janet and Farf. Night Janet and Farf.

    Night everybody else.