Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Stray Thoughts

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie

No reason for that quote, except I thought it was funny. :-)

I moved furniture yesterday. I'm tired. Still.

You see, when my mom decided to move back to California, I told her to leave what she didn't want and I'd take care of it. Turns out she didn't want A LOT. We're redoing her apartment above the garage as a scrapbooking area/library/office/schoolroom, so I kept her bookshelves and a little pantry/cupboard thingy. But I had no use for her twin bed, dresser, nightstand, dining table/chairs or refrigerator.

I found homes for it, but yesterday I promised the folks who wanted the bed & table/chairs, that I'd have it downstairs for them. And DD is keeping the dresser and nightstand, but getting rid of her old toybox (that was a hard decision for her).

So... with the help of my 8 y.o. DD, I moved stuff. This was AFTER we took a long, long walk at a local park. There's this very nice walk around the pond -- about a mile long. We did it twice. Fast. And, I was reminded how old my dog is when she pooped out in the middle of the second lap. I thought I was going to have to carry her home.

She's 75 pounds.

In any case, between moving furniture and cleaning up where the furniture used to be, I got nothing done, writingwise. Last night, Michele and I uploaded all pending reviews to our LASR blog -- so they're ready for release, one at a time. That was nice, mindless work and exactly what I needed.

Oh... and we talked about a site my mom accidentally found. She was in Salt Lake City area and saw this big pink bus with Pure Romance and a website URL painted on the outside. She thought it sounded like something I'd be interested in.

Ha. I went to the site. It's a commercial site and the first thing I saw was five different flavors of Great Head. Yeah. Let your mind wander for a moment. I laughed and told Mom it wasn't another reviews site or romance publisher...LOLOL...

In any case, furniture is moved, Mom made it out to California safely and is already loving it, and I'm still pooped. Today... we move the fridge. But, at least I'll have adult help this time.


Pillar Place: Monarch P2 is moving rapidly. We have four real chrysalis, and five new "J" bugs. The two smallest pillars better eat fast and grow quick. I still see monarchs flying around out here, so it must still be safe for release. The countdown to butterfly begins. They're cutting it really, really close. Fingers crossed.

And, hey, if I have to drive south to release them, I can go visit Judy and Tori. So it's not all bad :-)


You paid attention during 74% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Create a Quiz

No spelling errors on this one! LOL...

And here's a little frightening tidbit for you: I graduated in the top ten of my class -- with a class size of 300+!


Okay, spill -- how did you do?


Ceri said...

I was probably somewhere in the upper half, maybe the upper 25%. I was in Honors English and did well in History classes and art, but I stunk at math and science.

Pure Romance huh? Yah, riiiight.

Nothing more romantic than.....

Dru said...

I hope the monarchs are able to fly away soon.

for the quiz, I paid attention during 80% of high school

I was in a college preparatory program so most of my classes were geared towards college. My graduating class size was over 1,000 and I graduated in the top 15%

Jen said...

I went to a sort of alternative high school and we didn't track that sort of thing. I did really well in the classes I loved (which were many) and blew off the classes I hated (which were only a few, but of course, they made a dent in my record). LOL. I was such a snot in those days - I only worked for the teachers that I respected.

Tori Lennox said...

Love that Agatha Christie quote!!!

Hey, I'd love to meet you in person!!! :)

On the quiz, I got:

You paid attention during 74% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind!

So we're twins again! :)

I wasn't the brightest student going by grades and rankings. I don't even remember WHERE I ranked. I think I was somewhere in the middle.

Judy Thomas said...

I don't remember where I ranked either, but I know I could have done a lot better :-) But, the quiz shows I paid attention more than I thought....

You paid attention during 97% of high school... You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Come on down.. the guest house is ready and waiting.

Brandy said...

I try to block HS from my mind. I hated it. I did pass, with decent grades, despite the days I skipped and the Chemistry I flunked! *G*