Thursday, January 31, 2008

A very magic kingdom, indeed

I have left the Magic Kingdom behind (and 70-80 degree temps, sadly) and I'm home now. I learned SO MUCH!

1. If you are a man, rethink where you park yourself and your child to watch the Disney parade. HINT: In front of a woman's bathroom is not a good idea. You poor man, you barely got time to settle before you had to move, and move quickly. But bless your heart, you did it with the best of graces. I'm proud of you, even if I have no idea who you are.

2. If you are a child and you were at Disneyworld this past week, reach right around there and give yourself a big pat on the back. I've never seen such a bunch of wonderful children in my life. No screaming. No begging. No arguing. Now the parents....

3. If you work for Disneyworld, hon, I love you. Everybody made the trip truly memorable. There wasn't a clinker in the group.

4. If you are me, sit up straight, not only because it's good posture, but because you deserve to! I went on the Tower of Terror. For however long it took (which my memory places anywhere between sixty seconds and an eternity), I totally gave up all control. I had to just let things happen with faith that things were going to be okay. Well, I screamed the whole time (some things just go better with a lot of noise, and the ToT is one of them) but I did it! And I loved it! I did not, however, do any roller coasters. I am sane. That's my reason. I am sane.

It's good to be home, though, with my cat on my lap and Laundry Mountain awaiting me. Even if I do live in a state that's freakishly cold at the moment, I do have the memory of warm sunshine....

(Read on the plane: WICKED LOVELY. Wow. Just wow.)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Avoiding germs and other microscopic life

My son has a cold. One of those settle-in-your-throat-and-lungs-and-head colds. I can't get it. I have major plans for the next two weeks, involving some extensive teaching and I just can not get his laryngitis.

So far, so good.

Tonight we go for ice cream. It's -13F, so what else would we do? And what does this offspring of mine do?


Yes, I see you all gagging out there. You know where I'm coming from.

So I tell him to use the spoon, scoop off the parts he ate, and I'll use a clean spoon when we get home.

He dutifully scrapes off every part that's come in contact with his bacterial mouth. Licks the spoon.

And sticks it back in the sundae.

Now I ask you, what is a mother to do?

Take a guess!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

That was the first one, this is the second!

Thanks so much for the warm welcome! Janet, Cecilia, Pamela, and Susan, thanks for the comments!

I did neglect to say something in my first post. In addition to writing, knitting, cleaning, and redecorating, I'll also be reading more. And here's why:

I do love a cozy mystery! Guess I'll need to find a few more of those corners in my life, since I signed up for the club, so they'll come in regularly.

Today was beautiful here--thick white frost coated everything this morning, and I do have to say that the weeping willows, with their black trunks so stark against the bright white frost, were particularly outstanding. I truly had to stop and admire our Creator's handiwork!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

And so it begins....

It's a new year, time for me to embark on a new adventure. So here it is: my blog. Finally. And now, what do I talk about?

My writing? I have many projects in various stages of "finalness." This year my resolution is to do the BEST I can, and that means seeing these projects through to completion, or at least as many of them as humanly possible.

So this year, I'll be writing, knitting, cleaning, and redecorating, trying to fit all that into the corners of my life when I'm not being with my family or doing my job. Let's hope that my life has LOTS of corners!