I like to read. Books, blogs, lots of things. And I'll see something I like and copy it out - you know - because I want to remember it. Or because I intend to post it eventually. So I toss it into my blogorandom file. Along with miscellaneous things I think.
Tell me I'm not the only one.
Trouble is, it gets away from me. Or time gets away from me. Or both.
Time to whittle away at the file. So, without much commentary, here ya go.
1. We need our "real life" friends. No substitutes. But bloggy friends are great, too. Some of my bloggy friends took pity on us, in our deprived state, and sent us chocolate. Thanks Ann and Doug!
2. Kerry and the boys are heading out for a Father-Son male-bondathon at the fair grounds. I'm sure there's some sort of speaker (famous football player), but the boys are going because it involves Activities With Projectiles (archery, BB guns, etc.) and Kerry is going presumably because of the magic words - free and chili-dog. I may be joking. Or not.
3. I love the burst of activity after a meal when all the boys are helping. Washing dishes, putting stuff away, sweeping the floor. They've learned to do this stuff, hallelujah. Because, moms, if you're doing it all yourself you've missed your promotion.
4. Gunnar has wanted a violin for about two years. Musical instruments aren't exactly cheap, but with the tax refund coming, I've been looking. And I can't figure something out. I will spend two-hundred bucks on groceries that will be gone in days, but I am oddly reluctant to spend that much or less on a violin that should last for years. Why???
5. The boys are planning a party tomorrow. For one of our rabbits. We've had Podger for a year now, and in our house no reason is too small for a party. :D However due to my obviously unreasonable refusal to make a gluten-free wheat-grass cake (a la Bedtime Stories) which appeals to none but Podger, Tate took it upon himself to scour the property for early dandelions and has compressed them into a revolting brownish lump that could only appear delicious to a rabbit.
6. I was going to say with warmer weather... but clearly, we haven't been having much of that lately (see yesterday's post), so let me rephrase that. With the lighter days I think a lot of us northerners feel like we're coming out of hibernation. You know, bursts of activity all around. But, not being a java-junkie, I'm still out of step with the local vibe. Jeff Bezos says, In Seattle, you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running.
I may never catch up.
7. And I close with this, from Wendell Berry,
Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.