In response to that, I thought, “Wow, that’s a loaded question!” Staring at the monitor with my chin cupped in my hand for several minutes, I was thinking of a reply. Instead of replying, I picked up my dusting cloth and continued to wipe the layer of pollen and little black dog hairs that look like human eyelashes off the furniture and thought more about it.
All of my days are ordinary and some of them are quite painfully ordinary, if the truth be known. My husband and I aren’t jetsetters or travelers. We live simple and ordinary lives as working stiffs. We’ve moved a few times during the past five years and haven’t taken a vacation for a long while because of the job-changing that goes with the moves. The relocations have been exciting, but, oh, how I would enjoy a vacation away from the ordinary! I dream of me one evening: on a vacation far away in an exotic place, with a glass of wine on the nightstand in our hotel room, my lap top on my lap, cursing the keyboard like I am now, and sharing the wondrous views of the world on my blog ~ unlike the ordinary views of my backyard.
We will vacation soon but until then, I’ll rely on myself to make life a little extraordinary, like I have done for most of my life. Shall we have lean chicken and tossed salad for dinner? Or shall we have lean pork or fish with a tossed salad for dinner? Will I have time to make a stew tonight? No, we’ll have DiGiorno’s frozen pizza since AI airs. But maybe I should just heat the leftovers. Yes, that’s quick and easy.
Since childhood, I’ve been more observant than most people. My sarcastic and humorous nature allows me to view the ordinary in an enhanced sort of way… My knowledge of nature surrounding me is quite limited and I very much appreciate the patience of my blogging community when I write about my silly musings. I don’t have much time for research but I love running around and finding things that makes my heart beat a little faster. It’s the observant, sarcastic, and humorous attributes I own that feed my soul. Ooops...is sarcasm an attribute?
So, now I'll talk about a few things I noticed over the weekend. And, thank you, Sandy, for making me think about my life in general.
"Use your best aim. I'll catch it."
The sprinklers were running on the bank last night and I sat and watched a pair of Doves enjoying a shower. It's a community rule to have your fence erected ten feet inside your property lines. I don't agree with that and a few other rules imposed on us.
With every hit of the spray, this dove lifted a wing. I laughed the whole time. Right armpit: check. Left armpit: check,
Mr. Biggins: "Let's take a drink break, Bel Bel. Wanna?" Bella: "Ok, Mr. a Biggins. I'll b-b-beat ya to it!"
Here's another type of lizard we live with. I like them. It's a Southeastern Five-line Skink. It's very young and only about two inches long. I love the color of its tail and it brightens when it nears foliage.
Last night I couldn't resist another moon shot. The full zoom focus is on the leaves of the river birch which I think is a bit eerie.
This reminds me of a circle view of an Idaho baking potato in the sky.
We had surf and turf for dinner tonight and Michael surprised me with tickets for a long weekend in the Barbados!!!