So me and my fiddle teacher are chatting about our surviving parents (her Mum and my Dad in Law) and I said of course we love them….? And we both said, simultaneously, with a kind of snarly grin and gritted teeth,
“Love them to bits!!!” and then laughed at ourselves.
Curious phrase eh ?
I have made myself a big, long, comprehensive list of Very Important Things to DO. Soon. Today. Well perhaps tomorrow maybe. This/next week anyway.
Like filing all the stuff I’ve been putting in the filing heap and
Throwing out and sorting all the summer and winter clothes and
Getting half a dozen camcorder tapes made into DVDs and
Looking up the stuff I need to tell the accountant and
Finishing the holiday photo sorting* and
Changing the cat litter (oops, I meant to do that yesterday) and
hoovering the fly room (they’re back**) and,
So I’m just having a quick procrastinate while I decide whether to start one of those jobs or go shopping. Got to do that too – we haven’t got any potatoes for heaven’s sake – what have I been doing all week??? (rhetorical question, ok?)
Er, considering water again?
And I did get through a few hundred holiday photos – more water
A fountain in Stratford on Avon – lots of water there.
‘Consider water’ is one of the few sayings I’ve ever memorised. It comes from an SF fantasy by Sheri Tepper called Jinian Footseer and is advice given to Jinian by the elder wize-ards in her coven when she finds herself in sticky situations. I’ve found it a wonderfully soothing displacement activity.
I’m told this is an old joke. I still love it : )
A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade.
The biggest hurdle they faced was that the teacher insisted on NO baby talk!
You need to use ‘Big People’ words,’ she was always reminding them.
She asked John what he had done over the weekend?
‘I went to visit my Nana’..
No, you went to visit your GRANDMOTHER. Use ‘Big People’ words!’
She then asked Mitchell what he had done
‘I took a ride on a choo-choo’.
She said. ‘No, you took a ride on a TRAIN. You must remember to use ‘Big People’ words’.
She then asked little Alex what he had done?
‘I read a book’ he replied.
That’s WONDERFUL!’ the teacher said.
‘What book did you read?’
Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said,
‘Winnie the SHIT’
Oh! Well I’ve procrastinated so successfully that I need to go shopping NOW!
* I’m on the last day! Yay!
**I did a post some time ago about the ominous and creepy appearance of millions of flies in the eyrie (upstairs attic room) and now I can’t find the post so this may be a trifle puzzling. Don’t worry, it is puzzling it’s not your fault if you don’t understand what I’m on about.
I should remember to tag!