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Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Miscellany...

Happy Friday, my bloggy loves! I don't have anything important to say so I figured I'd fill your screen with a mish-mash of miscellany from the stunningly mundane happenings that make up my life. Whoo hoo! ;)

Ryan's home sick today (and yesterday). It's nothing serious... a bit of a temp, a lot of snot, a little cough. Yesterday she said to me, "I hate being sick. I get a really bad taste in my mouth... and this time it has substance." I snorted and got all grossed out at the same time. She's got a way with words, that kid I love.

It's really a wonder everyone and their brothers aren't sick right now, given the games Mother Nature has been playing. We've gone from frigid monsoon-like weather to spring-like days and back to the grey chill again. It's so aggravating. The weatherman says there could be snow in the weekend forecast. I don't really believe it but I suppose anything is possible. We shall see...

At the park this morning I saw six deer... it was way cool. I also saw a beautiful heron (with the wingspan of a friggin' pterodactyl! It scared the crap out of me when it flew right overhead!). But the best part of my park treks this week has been these two ducks in the pond. The pond has two things at opposite ends that force air or water (I'm not sure which) to the pond's surface. They're sort of like fountains but they don't spray into the air. Does that make sense? I don't really know what they're for... to keep the water moving? Anyway, the pond is filled with those awful, stupid, nasty Canada geese and a couple of ducks. Most of the park ducks swim in the creek, leaving the pond to the geese, but these two have taken up residence right over the forced air/water thingies. It cracks me up, as I think it must feel like a Jacuzzi! That, or the water's warm right there. But they never move. I actually wondered if they might be dead but I figured if they were, they'd eventually drift to the side or center of the pond. Anyway, they make me laugh every morning, so I thought I'd share. Lucky you!

Let's see... what else? Oh, I got word this morning that the Republican is coming to see me when he's on leave from Afghanistan in January. I'm pretty excited, really, as he's been gone since June and I miss his conservative old self. OK, so I don't actually miss the conservative part but the rest of him is pretty nice.

I'll get to see someone else I miss in two weeks, which I'm pretty excited about. I'm going to Charlotte to see Mel and we're heading to our annual Winter Solstice creativity/writing workshop with our wonderful writing coach, Maureen. It's one of the best parts of my year. Ryan's coming with, not to attend the workshop, but to see her dad for the first time in over a year. I'm not sure she's terribly excited about that, but she's looking forward to seeing her Godmommy, for sure.

That's about it, I guess. I warned you this would be a stunningly mundane post. Oh, wait, I also have to tell you that I've found a little bit of Christmas spirit! I know, you're shocked, aren't you? So am I, honestly. I've been a confirmed Grinch-Scrooge for years now, but this year... well, this year the generosity and love and support I've felt from the people who love me has been nothing short of completely overwhelming. It's changed my outlook all around. I guess that's what you non-heathens might call a Christmas miracle. What.Ever. ;) All I know is I'm happy and it's all good.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!! I'll let you know if it snows... XOXO

10 comments:

Mel said...

I can't wait to see you guys too! I'd completely forgotten to register for the workshop, but I e-mailed Maureen yesterday to make sure there's still room for me. I figured she'd save me a place since you let her know I'd be coming.

Also, I think you're showing your age with that whole pterodactyl comment. Unless you were in Land of the Lost, how would you know how large their wingspans are?

Diane said...

I'm not THAT old. Pffftttt. But I've been to the Smithsonian, you know. And I have a vivid imagination. And I'm prone to hyperbole, remember? ;)

SSP said...

your mundane life is fabulous friday reading! I can just imagine those little duckies sitting there over the warm water...maybe the fish congregate there so it is easy pickings for dinner? Do DUCKS eat fish? are ducks carnivores??? hmmm...i wonder if they eat pterodactyls and that is why they are extinct?? have a good weekend and STAY warm!

blognut said...

I was waiting for you to tell how the heron with the wingspan of a pterodactyl attacked you in some nature vs. Diane sort of way. :)

Tabitha And Family said...

Have A Fabulous Weekend!!

Jenners said...

Say "hi" to Mel for me.

And speaking of "long lost bloggers" -- though maybe Mel has started posting again -- do you know whatever happened to Heather from ...and now I'm a grown up? I'm assuming she is OK and just got tired of blogging but I wondered if you heard from her and know that she is OK. I know it has been awhile since she posted but I kept thinking she would come back. : )

She said...

I'm a wee bit envious about the writing workshop. I wanna goooooooooooooo!

Have fun!

Protege said...

A very uplifting and optimistic post.;) I am happy you found a bit of Christmas spirit.;) Give a big hug to Mel.
Have a great weekend my friend,
xo

Sometimes Sophia said...

What a happy post. Made me smile.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.