Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Random thoughts

  • As a progressive, liberal, left-leaning officer of my county's Democratic women's club, I'm truly honored that @GOPWatch is now following me on Twitter. Heh.
  • To eat or not to eat? That is the question. Russ and Jeff suggest adopting the lifestyle (including a meal plan) of the person you want to be (weight-wise, of course, because who isn't already the person they really want to be? HAH!) My weight-reduction method has always been to reduce calories to a starvation level. Lately I haven't been choosing either path consciously, but have been eating reasonable portions of healthful food (how many times have you read that?). And slowly, ever so slowly, I continue to gain weight. I'm baffled.
  • Am I the last person in America to read The Help? I'm listening to it on my iPod, actually, and can't wait for the next chapter, and the next, and the next. I'm too young (I hardly ever get to say that!) to really remember the civil rights disturbances of the early '60s. I graduated high school in 1969 and was much more aware of Vietnam later in the '60s than of Jackson, Mississippi when I was 12. My husband's family (he's eight years older than I) had "help." My how times have changed.
  • It's a beautiful morning here in southern West Virginia. I have to get milk from the Amish farm at 9 and work at the garden center from noon-ish to three- or four-ish. That leaves enough time to get a five-miler in this morning or to weed part of the garden. Decisions, decisions. Yes, I guess I could go weed the garden now. But I'd rather write random thoughts this early in the morning.
  • Every once in a while it hits me hard that my father will never be calling, that I can't send him pictures of my garden, that he isn't here any more to ask about family history. His death last September was sudden and unexpected. I'm so glad he knew how much I loved him.

2 comments:

  1. ((( big hugs ))) I'm glad your father had that last special time with you, and that you both knew you were loved. Doesn't change the pain of his loss, but knowing it helps.

    I haven't read or listened to The Help either, and am also too young to remember the civil rights "disturbances" - although I do remember sitting on the steps of the high school, watching the National Guard drive off in jeeps wrapped in barbed wire on their way to the riots in Newark.

    Enjoy your day, no matter what you decide to do with it :)

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  2. ((( big hugs ))) I'm glad your father had that last special time with you, and that you both knew you were loved. Doesn't change the pain of his loss, but knowing it helps.

    I haven't read or listened to The Help either, and am also too young to remember the civil rights "disturbances" - although I do remember sitting on the steps of the high school, watching the National Guard drive off in jeeps wrapped in barbed wire on their way to the riots in Newark.

    Enjoy your day, no matter what you decide to do with it :)

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