5.20.2011

The Power of Sunshine and other stories

My to-do list yesterday actually frightened me, so I blew it all off and went to see my friend Elizabeth.

The sun was shining, and I hadn't seen her in a year, so we drank lemonade and mulched blueberry bushes and planted sunflowers and talked for hours. She gave me a lot of plants. You know how I feel about plants, of course.


Today, my to-do list still frightens me. But at least part of it involves transplanting some tomatoes and parsley out in the sun.

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Maia, having been left alone all day, decided to be naughty all evening—attacking plants, knocking things over in other rooms, and staring balefully at me when I scolded her. She got up at six-thirty this morning to continue her rampage. At least I now have a longer day to accomplish that dread to-do list.

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Happy thought: new books.

Divergent by Veronica Roth, Beauty by Robin McKinley, Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, and The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale.

Of course, I also had two books come in at the library this week, one of which was Wheel of Time #8, so my spare moments for the next six weeks have been officially commandeered. At least I've already read The Goose Girl once.

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Writers' link of the week: Agent Jennifer Laughran on word counts in juvenile fiction.

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Music of the week: I love this sort of thing.



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Funny of the week: This week you get two, because I can't resist either.

1) Cracked on adorable-yet-evil cat behaviors, thanks to George. As with all Cracked articles, the usual advisory about language and adult concepts applies.

2) Stuff Christians Like: Proofreading your way through the church service. After growing up with bulletins and projectors and PowerPoint lyrics, there is nothing more funny to me than a little typo in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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For the first time in 2011: yesterday, the air outside got warm. And it's still warm today. I'm going to go transplant those tomatoes and parsley. I'm pretty sure the world isn't going to come to an end tomorrow, but it is supposed to start raining. Close enough.

Happy weekend!

1 comment:

  1. To-do lists can be terrifying..and its almost as much fun to ignore them as it is to make them up, I think.

    I made a massive list, in the hopes that the weather-report was on target and we would finally have sun, or at lest, no rain. I was overly optimistic, and nothing got done. But it was still a nice, if damp, weekend. Hope yours was lovely!

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