Monday, June 30, 2008


It's late - well at least for me. I'm waiting for friends to get here that are going to spend the night and then go to the airport in the morning.

The house is relatively clean - at least by our standards, but it's getting late.

I should be finishing the admissions manual.

I should be preparing for the funeral I'm doing in the morning.

I should be reading a draft of the chapter from Susan's book.

Instead, I'm playing around on facebook, reading blogs, and waiting.

So much for productivity...

But the house is relatively clean.

Some of the laundry got done.

The van has a new muffler without breaking the bank.

We'll have a new (to us) car by morning. (We're buying it from the friends going to the airport...they won't be back for a long while.)

My husband is in Phoenix - it's 112 there.

It's 73 here.

We're headed to St. Louis for the weekend.

Life is good.

I think I'll go snooze on the couch until David & Julie get here. I can deal with the funeral in the morning. The rest will come together, too, it always does.


Friday, June 20, 2008

Rev Gal Friday Five

A Word Association Friday Five
It is a beautiful, sunny day at my place. So come on outside and let's play a summer Friday Five!This post is loosely based on previous "wordy" Friday Fives from Reverend Mother and Songbird. I liked the results, and so we are doing another word association . Theirs were based on words from a lectionary text. Mine comes from the Lovin' Spoonful song, "Summer in the City."Think summer......are you there?

Below you will find five words or phrases. Tell us the first thing you think of on reading each one. Your response might be simply another word, or it might be a sentence, a poem, a memory, a recipe, or a story. You get the idea:

1. rooftop: I think of the Drifter's song "Up on the Roof." I think Bruce Willis may also have sung it during his very brief recording career.

2. gritty: Nitty Gritty Dirt band..., The floor of a beach house.

3. hot town (yeah, I know, it's two words): A former coworker told me of growing up in New York, and when it was the middle of summer and they didn't have air conditioning, they would go to the movie theater and see movies to escape the heat. We escaped to the library a few times a couple of summers ago during rolling blackouts.

4. night: Hanging out on the front porch, watching the world go by.

5. dance: Hubby and I actually won a dance contest many moons ago when we were dating the first time. We have also taken ballroom and ceili dance classes together. He even took dance classes in college because he figured it would be a great way to meet girls, yet it is still difficult to get him to dance. Maybe it's me? But I did receive the Dick Durant Dirty Dancing award at the Sports Car Club banquet several years ago.