Monday, March 19, 2012
JeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEzus I'm antsy.... It is absolutely gorgeous here in Little Rock. The trees are budding... the forsythia bushes... azaleas ... daffodils ... irises ... those gorgeous gorgeous ornamental pear trees and so forth. I LOVE to watch my trees get those little green buds and leaves.
Homer is covered in pollen - surprisingly my allergies are fine. Fall is when I get really all allergied up... Spring effects my eyes more... dry eyes and itchy but at least my nose isn't running to beat the band!
I just read The Good Luck Duck's blog... Roxanne cracks me up. But this got me to thinking... hahaa.. thinking - what a chore - about lifestyles.
Those who can choose their lifestyle are the most fortunate, I think so. Just saw Joan Colllins - 10 years older than I... she looks fabulous ... on Live With Kelly ... she made a statement when Kelly said how she always looks beautiful ... that it was her natural habitat. Her Mother and six aunts were all well groomed.
My Mother and habitat was keeping me clean. She would be soooooo embarrassed if someone saw me and I wasn't clean. Nevermind we lived in the country at least a half mile from the nearest neighbor. I had to wear pinafores... for crying out loud.
I had a blue tricycle -- why am I relating to you that it was blue? I don't know... I just remember it and how much fun I had on it. My brothers didn't want me anywhere near them so I would climb a tree and watch 'em. They'd see me and start hollering and I'd run down the tree - jump on little blue and peddle like hell ... I had favorite hiding places. My cat and dog would be right behind me....
Anyhow! .... What these two --- Roxanne and Joan --- said got me off on a tangent about life and such. y'got Roxanne and Annie out on the desert.... in the wind and sand... enjoying looking at a cactus with a nest innit and wondering what kind of bird made such ... she has a chair and gets up ever now and then. Then you have Joan Collins all gussied up - selling a book and Kelly slathering natural face mask stuff on Nick Lachey and I'm eating nuked pancakes - made locally and frozen, damn good - I like banana and almonds and pure maple syrup with m'pancakes...
So. Here we all are in my house this morning. pretty interesting. I'm here --- they're there --- I'm eating and they're not. I'm making a lifestyle adjustment at 68 years 11 months and 19 days old.
I am sitting here waiting on the weather to clear up on my intended route. Did you know that a few years back, i would have already been gone? Is this because out of all these years.... I KNOW what it's like to drive in storms? But what if they move on out and I've just been sitting here... I dunno ..
aha! ... a dingy sound on the teevee with weather alerts ... reds and yellows all in western Arkansas ... sigh sigh sIGH sigh sigh...
Maybe I'll make some surly bitch cookies..