Monday, June 29, 2009

I've Been Shot!

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~ Owens Lee Pomeroy

Anne-Katherine sent me this award:

The meaning of this award is that this blog is worthy of being photographed.

The rules for this award are:

Post the badge on your blog and link to who gave it to you. Choose five life situations that could be repeated in slow motion and explain why. Tag a dozen blogs and let them know it.

The five life situations I would choose to repeat are...

1. My DD's toddlerhood. Yes, it's easier now that she's older, but I miss the days when she was small. I'd like to hear her babytalk, and her joy at discovery, her baby laugh... No wonder people have big families! LOL... they want to repeat that part.

2. Any time before two years ago when my mom still lived here. I miss her and would really like to see her again.

3. My darling angel-dog Bailey's puppyhood. She was the CUTEST puppy (sorry Dakota) and so easy to raise. I still miss her terribly.

4. My early twenties. I had so much fun then -- lots of friends, lots of activities. I miss the carefree times from then... I didn't worry about the future, didn't worry about money, didn't worry about much of anything.

5. High School. No, really. I enjoyed high school. Sure, it had its rough moments, but for the most part it was good.

The hardest part for me in choosing those times was to NOT choose times I would like to go back to and CHANGE, but to choose the best times instead. What about you? Consider yourself tagged -- and then tell me what 5 times you'd like to repeat -- not to change them, but just to reexperience them and why.


So, one of our pillars unexpectedly went on walkabout yesterday IN THE WRONG BOX. Bugsy decided it was time, and made his "J" faster than I've seen one do it before, little bugger. And once they are in place, I can't move them. So, now I have a pupae on the wrong box, and am going to worry every time I lift the lid to feed the other bugs. :::grumble, grumble:::

Ethel made her "J" on the slippery packing tape I have lining the top of the second box. I'm an absolute wreck about it -- so worried that when she wiggles out of her skin, she'll come off the tape and fall. The only other pillar I've raised who fell while shedding its skin ended up with a birth defect (he was missing the bottom wings). I must have checked her a dozen times yesterday, and suspect she's made her pupae overnight (but DH is asleep and I can't go check). I was awake for quite a while last night... worrying. Sheesh...

We have one more that I moved into the pupae box yesterday -- just in case she decided to pull a Bugsy, and one more that will probably go in today. I sure hope this rain lets up, though, because we can't release in the rain and it's been nearly non-stop for weeks. Yes, I'm worried about that, too. Do you sense a theme? *G*

What was your weekend like?



MomJane said...

5 times I would like to live over. Hmmmm. Well, I think when I was very young, when my father was still alive.

I loved college. I just went to a Jr. college for two years, but I think I really loved that and would love to live it over again.

Watching each of my children when they were babies and just learning things. It was sad when they grew up and didn't need Mom around any more.

Next, going to McDonalds to sit in the play area with my granddaughter while she played. It was sad when she grew out of that.

Doing crafts and just having a grandmother, granddaughter day with her.

I guess that's enough nostalgia for me. It just makes me sad because I miss it.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful memories :)

Wow this butterfly stuff sure is an adventure.

I started packing up all my books since Im supposed to start moving on July 7th. Well I guess I overdid it and the herniated disk in my lower back in just killing me. Hardly slept last night since I was in pain. Going to doc tomorrow to see if he will give me some meds.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Brandy said...

OOh, I hope the one on the slippery tape doesn't fall!
This weekend was pretty busy. Lots of errands and chores. *G*

I hope you get some sun again soon! Have a great day!

Ceri Hebert said...

Pretty awesome weekend, actually. Got to see the first guy I had a major crush on going into high school, and the one I had a major crush on when I was done with high school. Both look good, darn them.

Diane Craver said...

Busy weekend because had Amanda's graduation party on Sat. Had way too much food but nice to not cook on Sunday and eat leftovers.

yeah, I miss my children when they were small but enjoy them as adults a lot. I'd love to spend time as a kid again with my dear parents - miss them a lot. Miss being with them and being young and enjoying farm life. Life wasn't hectic then and slower paced.

Dru said...

ooh, I hope Bugsy doesn't fall.

My weekend was okay, not much to write about.