Friday, October 30, 2009

this.. that.. and the other thing

Still busier than busy. Ellis should get some sort of special reward sometime for going above and beyond the call of duty for his customers.

In the meantime I'm selfishly thinking "We need you here at home too!" And he doesn't get paid nearly enough . . . Sorry -- that truly was a loud grumble

(on a thankful note) part-time help has been hired . . . a neighbor that lives straight north of us on the other side of the woods. His daughters used to come to Vacation Bible School eons ago. That was way back when Jeremy and Evan went to VBS so it's been a few years.

One of my friends had a horrendous cold that went on and on for weeks. Evan was coughing and coughing like crazy, too, here in our household. There is every sort of rumor going around about this flu. In the meantime we're taking lots of vitamin C and drinking lots of water and have never felt better. Well, I suppose in our childhood we didn't wake up with quite so many creaks and groans but you know what I mean.

Here are some poems from:
The Laura Ashley Anniversary Book of Delights

How unconcerned the grazing sheep
Behaving in such manner;
They stand upon their breakfast, they
Lie down upon their dinner.

This would not seem so strange to us
If fish grew round our legs,
If we had floors of marmalade
And beds of buttered eggs.

- - - - - - - -
Remember that the most beautiful
things in the world are the most useless;
peacocks and lilies for instance.

- - - - - - - - -

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep and cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.


'Tis dog's delight to bark and bite
And little birds to sing,
And if you sit on a red-hot brick
It's a sign of an early spring.


[with a picture of a girl jumping sky high off a red-hot brick =]

I arranged the books in my bedroom in towers
I -- orange with some yellow orange,
II -- green and cream and some brown,
III -- purple and lavender and cream,
IV -- pink and pale yellow,
V -- all shades of blue . . .

Maybe the towers will reach up to the ceiling before I get done. I have a bunch more to do.
I got the idea from a magazine picture advertising shelves from IKEA . . .

What do you think of this one--is it true or just so much gibberish?

"I have resigned myself to having less and less resolute opinions."
-- a quote from Amel Larrieux, singer-songwriter, published on the side of a Tall Chai Latte
from the book -- How Starbucks Saved My Life by MICHAEL GATES GILL

Last night Jorgan was proudly showing us his new snow board.
He was reading the product registration paraphernalia

Here are some of the questions:
What is your favorite CD?
What are your favorite magazines?
What three things would you want if you were stranded on a desert island?
1. ________________

We all stared at each other in astonishment.
"Does it really ask that?"

Before any of us had time to respond --
Krysta popped up with this,
"Food, water and a boat.