|stars of Bethlehem...|
|leaf buds on the white lilac...|
|and the clematis, which didn't wait to be pruned.|
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Maia on laundry day:
Maia: "WARM LAUNDRY! My favorite!"*red load*
Me: "Get out of there, beast. As much cat litter as you spread around the house, I really don't want you in the clean dishtowels."
Maia: "Make me."
Me: "Oh, we're going to play that game? I'll shut you out of the room."
Maia: "Nanny nanny boo boo! I can open the door!!"
Me: "Fine. Make me fight this doorknob."
Doorknob: "Are you sure? You know how difficult I can be to open again. See, I'm bouncing off the latch to give you time to reconsider."
Maia: "Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeets! AWESOME. Bury me under the blankets when you make the bed. I'll attack them when you spread them over me."
Me: "Great, now you're clawing up the sheets. If only that weren't so cute."
Maia: "TANK TOP STRAPS!!!" *pounces**towels load*
Me: "Give me that! You're going to put holes in my shirt."
Maia: "SOCKS!!!" *pounces*
Me: "Ah, thought I heard you coming. Preemptive strike..." *throws bath towel over her*
Maia: "Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Nice human. Nice warm towel."
Me: "You just better not have any cat litter in your paws."
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Music of the week: I like finding quality indie singers on YouTube. Of course, I hardly ever listen to radio, so Daniela Andrade could be signed to a mainstream label and as famous as Lady Gaga and I would never know.
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This just came up in my YouTube sidebar, and I'm wondering if I should be offended:
But I watched it.... and I must admit, I could sympathize.
Fortunately for me, Lent is coming. Sooner than spring. I never give up the internet entirely—that would smack of giving up friendship—but I do usually attempt to get my surfing habit under control and repurpose my time a little.