The prompt for blogging101 today asks what I would do if I could clone myself into several of Me, how would I assign responsibilities. So this is my answer to that good question. I am creating five copies, or clones, of myself. (I suppose it is too much to ask that one or more of the clones get a complete make-over…make-up and new wardrobe and … Continue reading If I could clone myself…well, I’d be outta here!
THE ART OF ANNOYANCE… I am a compulsive obsessive creature that tip-taps tattoos with my fingernails on any surface. I count the holes in my Crocs (there are 13,) I like having ten of anything, be it beads, cookies, peas…and always try to sort anything that comes in multiple numbers into groups of five. Actually groups of three and seven are also satisfying, and nine…not so … Continue reading Kicking the Habit…take that Candy Crush!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All or Nothing?.” This is an easy prompt for me. I prefer to be wanting everything rather than nothing. Wanting everything is often meant critically…when I say I want to study everything, grouchy stern people say “that isn’t possible. You can’t study everything.” Well, that’s true of course, but I like to think of it as an … Continue reading All or Nothing… which is the quest?
Gradmama2011 November 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm Eccentric people are my favorite kind. What is the opposite of eccentric? Plain, Conforming, Ordinary? I wonder who set up the rule book for behavior? Who decided how we all should act, and set the standards for our respective cultures? Picture a committee of faceless, uninteresting, boring people sitting around making up rules…all the same…not a healthy eccentric … Continue reading Why Auntie Buzz is the life of the party…
About a dozen years ago I decided to build a new house in the middle of a cabbage field. A bit radical, but having been recently widowed and really not inclined toward farming, mowing and maintaining eight and a half acres was a daunting, if not near-impossible task. It didn’t take long to contract with a modular home company and design a house that was … Continue reading The Garden
My story about the Butterfly on my deck originally included a Hummingbird. The tale is true, but I decided not to stretch my credibility by putting two improbable creatures in the same post, but they were in fact on my deck under a canopy at the same time. There are a pair of the little birds that work the red Bee Balm, and the huge … Continue reading An unlikely visit from a Hummingbird.
At first I thought it was artificial, a butterfly made of painted wood, with wire legs and antennae. One of the kids had put it there to fool me, or as a surprise. I stared at it closely, and one of its legs twitched almost imperceptibly. Its black body was covered with white polka-dots, close together in horizontal rows. It appeared almost surreal, its delicate wings black and a … Continue reading Butterflies and Cameras