Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moments of Randomness

I keep starting posts and not finishing them.  Life just gets in the way.  Laundry accumulates.  People want meals at semi-regular intervals.  And soccer practices intrude on our evenings.  An idea strikes me, but there's no time to develop it.  You?  Ever?

So my draft file has a lot of great ideas, but they're dangling there, waiting for motivation and/or free, uninterrupted brain cells.  Consequently, here are some of my incomplete thoughts of the day...

1.  If you have toddlers or preschoolers and someone like their grampa gives them giant magnets, because magnets are Really Cool (which they are), keep your kids away from the TV screen.  (Where did that memory come from?)

2.  I hate, and I mean really really hate, grit in my bed.  I sweep and I sweep, but somebody isn't checking his feet before he climbs in.  *grrrrr*

3.  Wyatt, in a classic Proverbs 22:15 moment, announced today that he saw no reason to finish school and would like to drop out.  Now.  (He is 14, need I say more?)  This is the same boy who - when presented with chores that involve manual labor - claims that when he grows up he wants a job that uses his mind, not his muscles.  Yah.  No inconsistency there.  Quit griping and finish your math already.

4.  Once we got through our school work, we had an adventure today.  The boybarians and I went shopping with Gramma Grasshopper.  (Due to a stress fracture in her leg that is not healing, and recent hand surgery preventing her from "crutching", she is temporarily in a wheel-chair.)  We hit Wal-Mart and Costco with our little convoy.  Wyatt was her cart-pusher, Tate was her chair-pusher, and Gunnar was her fetcher.  And when I say "hit"... if an over-enthusiastic pusher pushed into you, I'm truly sorry.

5.  The highlight of my day (besides Gramma thanking all of us with a treat at Coldstone) may have been hanging a jumbo-size load of laundry out on the line and having it get dry.

6.  Other than that, the only thing I crossed off the Mother Load was something I noticed I'd written twice.  *sigh*  So altogether, it's been a daily day.

7.  But you know what?  I'm not the first to say this, but I think comments are a Love Language.  Y'all make my day :D


I won a contest!  Picture me - no - picture the dad in The Christmas Story.  It's a... it's a major award! Or at least a fun award ;D


melanie said...

Love your random posts ♥
Love hearing about your boybarians.
I'm glad you had sunshine for your laundry today! Mmmm, and Coldstone...

Cutzi said...

How did you get yours to dry? Mine is still hanging out there wet? I better go bring it in...

Could you feel the love in that one???

Rachael Starke said...

Because I have had exactly the same kind of day, yours is the only blog I have even read today, let alone commented on.

So there. :)

And I have had the kind of day where, now that it's over, the thought of quietly hanging a load of laundry to dry in our breezy California sun sounds almost disturbingly blissful.

tammy said...

Congrats on your prize win!

I have tons of pure random thoughts in my "not yet published" file. I keep going back to them and just can't seem to finish them. Either that, or something else comes up and I write about that instead. So yes, I completely understand the "start but do not finish" theme. It's fall, it's back to school, sports, and religious ed. Our nights are hectic to say the least.

Hope you have a great weekend!

The dB family said...

I've been having a lot of days like yours. I'm blaming it on it being too quiet in the house :o). Hope you got that laundry dry somehow. Eww, grit in the bed!


Ann said...

I have a list of jotted notes in my planner that are supposed to one day be blog posts. Problem being that when I come back to them, my notes make no sense whatsoever! :-)

And, just to let you know, I LOVE your blog - I'm like Rachael. If I can only read one, I read yours (unless, of course, Doug has posted, then he comes first!).

leah said...

A contest... along the lines of A Christmas Story! Well, I can't wait to see your award (though it would be hard to beat a leg-lamp).

My brain is currently on hiatus. I'm waiting for the floors to dry so I can start cooking a turkey. It's been in our freezer since last Thanksgiving, and I thought I should cook it before THIS Thanksgiving rolls around again. And we all have colds. Really, I just feel like laying around and staring at the trees outside!

What did the magnets do to the TV?

Cathy M. said...

Today I noticed that we have two blogs in common. It was like running into someone from my hometown while vacationing in the Ukraine... sort of. Anyway, I love your blog. I really enjoyed your unfinished thoughts. I like imagining how the scenario ended. I'll be back soon.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Ooooooh, the magnets and the TV...

they changed the colors. Dramatically. Wherever the boys could reach, they swiped the magnets across the front of the TV and made swaths of strange colors.

Interestingly, it did mostly "correct" itself over the next few days (?) or more likely weeks.