Sunday, May 04, 2008

Rain, Rain GO AWAY

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend. ~Zenna Scha

It rained all day yesterday, and it's still raining this morning. DH did not catch anything yesterday, darn it. Groovy, you and I would work well together. I hate catching fish, but I don't mind eating them!!

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Don't know if any of you are horseracing fans, but dear heavens... the Derby broke my heart. I was pulling for Big Brown, just because, but I also wanted Eight Belles (the filly) to win. For those of you who don't watch, Big Brown blew away the rest of the horses to win by more than eight lengths. But Eight Belles? She broke down at the finish with horrific injuries to both front legs and was euthanized on the track. My heart breaks for her and her owners and trainer. And, the jockey must have been devastated.

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In lighter news, I told DH he needs to take my DD to the store to buy me something for Mother's Day. I keep telling her I'd rather have a homemade gift, but she doesn't want to make me something. She wants to BUY something. She keeps showing me the flyers for Walmart and Target that come in the mail. She'll go through and find the things in her price range (typically $5 or less) and ask me which ones I like.

Problem is, my mom used to be the one to take DD and do this kind of thing. It doesn't even occur to my DH to do it. So last night, after DD was in bed I said to him, "You need to take DD to the store tomorrow to get me something. Make it a 'secret' and lots of fun for her. I'll pretend I don't know what you're doing."

So, hopefully, they'll have a lot of fun.

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Didn't get the bush planted. Thought about doing it in the rain, but it wasn't just wet--it was COLD...in the high 40s. Brrr.... I should have done it last week. Bad me.

DD enjoyed the luxury of playing computer games. I don't let her do it very often... in fact, I can't remember the last time she did. But I loaded up Roller Coaster Tycoon for her and let her have fun. I went to check on her at one point and she was laughing like a loon. I asked what she was doing and... get this... she had built a "drowning pool" and was drowning all her unhappy guests! **snort**

I don't think her park had a very high safety rating.

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Didn't even crack open my story for editing yesterday. I spent the entire day working on next week's updates for The Long and the Short of It and putting the monthly newsletter together and sending it out. For those of you who don't know, we give away an Amazon.com gift certificate every month to a newsletter subscriber, as well as a book from our Library Thing collection. Why not join?

Today, though DH will be home, I hope to get some writing done.

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What Your Flip Flops Say About You



You are an outdoorsy person. You feel most comfortable in nature.

Beautiful scenery and good weather always brighten up your day.

Being outside allows you to feel calm and connected to the world.

Problems don't seem so big when you realize how small you are in the scheme of things.

Your ideal warm weather place: Costa Rica



Yes... beautiful scenery and good weather DO brighten up my day!!!

9 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

It's hard to get DH's to understand that the kids need training in that kind of gift-giving, etc., although it sounds like your DD already gets it!

Sorry I haven't been around much - it's been last-week-of-school insanity where I teach.

Tori Lennox said...

The Derby was both thrilling and heartbreaking. :(

LOL re your daughter's park safety rating!

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You are a very sweet and sensitive person.
You connect with other people easily.

You're the type of person who feels bad about killing bugs.
You hate to see anyone - or anything - in pain.

Your ideal warm weather place: Thailand


ROFL! I don't feel the least bit guilty about killing bugs. And I've never had any desire to go to Thailand. So I have my doubts about the rest of it. *g* Then again, I don't like flip flops, so I just chose by color. *g*

Dru said...

I saw the race as well and it was so sad about Eight Belles.

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You are super laid back and peaceful. Not much disturbs you.

You're content with what you have in life, and you can't stand feeling worked up.

A lot of good things tend to come your way in life...

You're not too busy or stressed to let an opportunity pass you by.

Your ideal warm weather place: Hawaii


I would prefer California for my warm weather place.

I hope your Sunday is a good one and DD was successful in her gift-buying trip with DH.

Dena said...

Hi Marianne, Your daughter is so sweet, I hope your DH took the hint and takes her to the store. I always think more about my Mom this time of year, her birthday was in June and these few months are bittersweet for me. Hope your able to get some writing done.

FLIP-FLOPS;
You are super laid back and peaceful. Not much disturbs you.
You're content with what you have in life, and you can't stand feeling worked up.

A lot of good things tend to come your way in life...
You're not too busy or stressed to let an opportunity pass you by.

Your ideal warm weather place: Hawaii

As for the good thing coming my way... I wish!

Melissa said...

My flip flops:

You are a very sweet and sensitive person.
You connect with other people easily.

You're the type of person who feels bad about killing bugs.
You hate to see anyone - or anything - in pain.

Your ideal warm weather place: Thailand

It's such nice weather today, I could actually wear a pair!

Hope your rain goes away, Marianne!

windycindy said...

Hi Marianne, Today is the prettiest day we have had here for a very long time! It is 70* and sunny. We have had torrential rains off and on with flooding. Our sub-pump has been running almost non-stop. I am going to have my sister take the "flip-flop
test. She has so many pairs, it is almost unbelievable. Take care,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I remember Barbero(?)and the poor horse yesterday really upset me. My brother having been a vet really use to bother me also. He was the type that would try to save an animal long before putting it to sleep. I know they couldn't help the poor horse. Cindi

Brandy said...

I had to remind hubs that I at least wanted a card this year. He's bad about this sort of thing. *G*
Sorry to hear your weather didn't co-operate today. I won't tell you what we had today, you'll hate me.

I don't like the sound flip-flops make, so don't wear them. But I had the:
You are super laid back and peaceful. Not much disturbs you.
You're content with what you have in life, and you can't stand feeling worked up.

A lot of good things tend to come your way in life...
You're not too busy or stressed to let an opportunity pass you by.

Your ideal warm weather place: Hawaii

After the week I've had, NO. Just no.

I hope your Sunday was peaceful!

Amy Addison said...

The DH and DD are going out shopping together? Uh, did you send DH with a list? Or at least coach DH on how to coach DS on how to choose something?

Hugs on the rain. At least it's not snowing.