Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lists often help when you can't think of a paragraph

Little Things:

1.  The new faucet in my bathroom.  SO shiny.  SO working.  I like shiny.   I like working.
2.  Nora saying goodbye to Grandma last night:  "Good night!  And a happy new year to you!"
3.  My friends and their adventures both internal and external.  What this inside does to the outside; what the outside does to the inside.  Their courage.
4.  Only 6 essays left to grade.  Alarm set for 5:30 AM.  I feel like I'm running through quicksand and then my mom says, "Don't give up, Lisa."  How did she know I was even thinking about giving up?  Was it because I couldn't remember how many p's are in appreciate?  Did she see the look on my face that said, "You teach at the college level?!  How did that happen?  God, are you sure you want me to teach?  Wouldn't I be safer in sales?  Perhaps you aren't aware of my spelling issues.  Oh, wait.  I suppose you are.  Well, all right, God.  If you're sure."
5.  Two new books in the mail about preserving seeds and feeding your family on a 1/4 acre of land.  (I skipped to the chicken nugget and mac n' cheese section, naturally.  Looks like I'm going to need some chicken seeds.  Eggs.  I mean eggs.)
6.  The saying, "Don't want to waste your time chewing the cabbage twice."
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  1. Eggs as chicken seeds. I like it. :)

    I'm always astounded by words striking just when we need them most. Or friends who just happen to come along and inspire you at just the right random encounters at a coffee shop.

    Life is beautiful. Little things are beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful little things.

  2. I think we need to plant more people in our lives who are ready with the, "Don't give up." just at the right moment.

    I checked out this farm girl book from the library the other day and it made me think of you.
    True. Little things are beautiful.

  3. Any time starting with a "5" on the alarm clock is rough. I usually end up hiding under the covers until it at least clicks-past to six. But it never turns out to be a good idea.

    My favorite is #7.
    Although I think there's a secret message under there somehow; I'm still scheming at how to get to it.