Sunday, March 13, 2011

chilly tonight.

burning furniture.

anyways, spring will tease you, but she does arrive. and she's the most beautiful creature on earth, whether or not she brings rain and wind and tornadoes and frost and mud and flood. but she shows up eventually. maybe not always looking her best, but she's prettiest when she just wakes up.

166 comments:

bright said...

Snuggle up with Moonpie and have sweet dreams.

rundeep said...

Crocuses today. And robins, lots of robins. And hawks. It's that moment, you know, like in "into the wild" where he realizes it's spring? Just remember, if he had walked downriver half a mile, he'd have gotten out of the wilderness. There's always a way. Always.

switters said...

regulation hottie retard smackdown. forgot about that. (i didn't.) also, apparently god hates those jap gays too. those godless people.

are we doomed? seriously?

will into the wild be sean's greatest work? hint: yes.

john wrote to me that farming is faith. i don't farm, i will, but dagnabbit if that's not incredibly profound. also, thanks for helping me feel less alone.

topazz said...

Hooked up the kid's wii to netflix, and can use my sister's netflix account login to stream thousands of movies, old television shows, master piece theater - all for free. I love a bargain! Tonight I watched thirtysomething (the episode where Gary died) and the first 2 episodes of Downton Abbey. switters, if you have wireless internet and can get ahold of a nintendo wii console(any old one will do), I'll give you her password login too - netflix lets you use it on up to 5 wireless devices at once.

switters said...

it's like this: i don't know if he rose on the third day, i don't have my mom's faith. but, from what i've read, he seems like he was a pretty good guy, with good intentions. and maybe if we paid more attention to the things he espoused, we'd be better people.

it's not that complicated. but i suppose it is.

switters said...

p.s., moonpie needs a harness, to start earning her keep, haul wood, etc. this dog would run forever, if i let her. she's a blessing.

topazz said...

{gulp} okay, okay. I'll get my own netflix account.

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rundeep said...

I don't believe that "everything happens for a reason." I do believe that it is our job as humans to make reason for everything that happens.

switters said...

thank god for terry gross. spring.

switters said...

it saddens me that npr's loudest critics are for the most part folks that don't listen to npr. pretty easy to take things out of context; i rely on it. call me naive, but i honestly can't think of a more self-aware, self-critical news outlet than npr, whatever that means anymore. but it might just be that i can't get "access hollywood" up here, or that "the bachelor" ends tonight. now where's my tote bag?

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switters said...

no, john, don't erase. you know i'm nuts, of all people. it'll be 64 here thursday, you've got snow, my government is trying to shut down public radio, which i love, and my dog chased off 4 huge bucks 2 hours ago. there's no thread; just folks that mean the world to me.

and letterman is a repeat!

faeries indeed. i'll have to audit your class cause i can't make the tuition.

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switters said...

cold, rainy, nasty. forgot how pretty ohio is in march. thanks guys. thanks john.

switters said...

"blackbird" was the best thing paul ever wrote.

rundeep said...

John, this is like being in a Pollock painting. It's gorgeous, it's iteresting, but you can't always see it all from where you are. Go with it. We're all for one and one for all and utterly totally disparate.

Michael said...

I just stop by to read about Moonpie.

switters said...

rekindled fire after glee, and just realized that sacha cohen and lady gaga are the same person. why am i the last to know these things!!!

i wish there were a pill.

rundeep said...

Ef I missed Glee! (Playing tennis. 3rd match of the day. It's like playing a tournament. Yuck). Must go to On Demand, but I'm busy watching Japan melt down. OMG. Those poor people.

Michael said...

They covered Raise Your Glass or whatever that Pink tune is called. Pretty good. Has anyone tracked sales on Adidas sweat suits since Sue Sylvester made them look so damned good again?

Talking to my mom earlier today about Japan. She told me she can't bring herself to watch it on TV.

switters said...

glee episode good, very gay, which is good, i guess. but if beer had a foot, its boot would be across my throat.

also, moonpie enjoying the mild weather. those deer just looked at her as if to say, "uh, okay, can we help you with something?"

Michael said...

Moonpie...."Oh yeah deer, you just keep taunting me. It'll be spring on Monday, and I've got you down in my book! But for now, a nap I think."

switters said...

"now stay out!!!" she says, then brings an unidentifiable dead animal in the house. she's the best dog in the world. and she knows it. dang it.

Michael said...

My house, my dead gopher, I don't have to explain myself!

You find a local vet yet?

Pie's your pal,
Friend don't forget
She needs her shots,
Visit the vet.

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switters said...

come on strong, sun.

rundeep said...

The Jewish Mother's Beatles Tune: "here comes my son/he's a doctor/here comes my son/and he's single!"

switters said...

frogs making all sorts of noise in southeast pasture. praise jesus, seriously.

Cindy said...

Sick husband - not good.

Two days filled with art - very good.

Everything Japan - not good.

Glee - very good.

Pollen covering everything - not good.

Going to NYC on Sunday - very good.

(@Keifus: except for the plane)

Michael said...

64 degrees and sunny my friend, and heading your way. Sunday is Spring. I hate fucking winter, and the older I get the more I hate it. Spring, on he other hand, really seems to brighten the mood.

switters said...

spring, when a young man's... fancy... turns to... thoughts... of... not being cold all the time

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switters said...

fine, keif, be that way. i'll grow pot. and beer. but if one sings a kurt cobain song, you'd better be prepared to kill yourself. what a loss. defined my generation, which is why, i guess, i'm so... lost?

rundeep said...

Yeah. And my generation was defined by Madonna, Modern English and Reagan. Take that sugar plum. Saw the Glee tonight, loved it. Darren Criss brought real depth to his acting, I thought, and Quinn sadly accurately completed the story of the prom queen and the outcast. I so identify with this show. I was the orchestra version of the Gleek. I didn't even know athletes except to see in the hallways and they turned their noses up at me.

Keifus said...

Oh sorry man, I think that came out 180 degrees from what I meant. I've had a really crappy week. I'm worried about my relentless negativity getting off on you.

Think I'll just delete that one. My apologies.

switters said...

frogs, birds, geese, and my new celebucrush: olivia munn

switters said...

moonpie isn't feeling well. she's panting heavily, she won't eat or drink, and she won't leave the tool shed.

Cindy said...

Hey - thinking about Moonpie, and hoping she's feeling better.

bright said...

Those symptoms warrant a call to the vet, we will all chip in for the bill (I am not kidding.)

Michael said...

All that running around outside. She may have picked something up. Take her to the vet and tell him/her you're broke but will cover it asap. Friends/family whatever. Dude, seriously. Vets like animals too. They'll work with you.

rundeep said...

What bright said.

switters said...

we all know that dogs are intuitive.

bright said...

Seriously, what does that mean?

rundeep said...

switters, really. WTF is going on?

tia said...

Just talked to your boy. He's okay. Moonpie is fine.

Michael said...

I think I've seen this movie before.

switters said...

moonpie is happiest when we're outside working. her idea of working is running into the back of my legs while barking. maybe she just caught my cold, or maybe she's tired of her dad being a junkie. guess i'll try to be a better dad. she's all i have.

topazz said...

well no, she's not all you have sweetie. She's a dog, and while dogs are great company they can't substitute for people, although people will insist they can. She's not going to be around half as long as your brother Jess or your other brother Darryl. Or us, come to think of it. We're all still here, switters. Okay, let's get right to this "junkie" comment. What exactly do you mean by junkie? I suspect you don't mean "tomato junkie"...so come on, spill.

topazz said...

Keifus: you don't have to delete negative comments. I mean, please! After all, who posted the snowman with the "I'll be dead soon" sign hanging around his neck? Yeesh! The silence here was deafening afterwards. But I survived. (I still think it was funny)

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topazz said...

^^^^^^^
deleted that one just to freak you guys out.

topazz said...

Okay this is my last hijacking post, but who from the fray does this guy remind you of?
http://imgur.com/lAqAU.jpg

(I will be forever grateful to Schadenfreude for introducing me to "Awkward Family Photos")

rundeep said...

non sequitir alert: if you are a junkie, why do I have insomnia? other than that my boss truly sucks, I almost forgot my husband's birthday, my daughter is a teenager, Mom's going through chemo and i wonder how to pay for college? Oh, and one of the dogs has a hotspot and the cat needs dental work. sigh. Otherwise, what nancy said.

switters said...

huge moon.

Cindy said...

Did I miss the big moon? Damn.

switters said...

pretty day.

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switters said...

well, i'm burning the last of the cherry wood and i can't get my dog out of the crawl space. so you tell me.

Penal-Colony said...

Get out of there.

switters said...

and go where? this stupid dog was in large measure why i'm here.

bright said...

If you don't call Jesse, I will.

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switters said...

i didn't mean to call my dog stupid. i meant idiotic. but i can't find her.

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tia said...

Any chance Moon Pie is preggo?

switters said...

so an older couple drives up the half mile easement while i'm watching tennis, walk in the house, and out pops moonpie from the cellar, like the whole thing was planned. they tell me they tried to buy this place but were too late. and the whole time they're talking to me i'm trying to figure out where moonpie was, and how thrilled i am that she's here. she's fixed. and currently keeping sentry on the north side. sorry.

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switters said...

sorry, john. i'd love it if you'd stay. all of you.

switters said...

also, really good story on 60 minutes about archbishop tim dolan.

topazz said...

switters, did the couple offer to buy your place? John, there's no need to delete, I think your insight and common sense are valuable and may make a difference.

rundeep said...

BTW, you know we care about you. We don't have a stake in where you are, just how you do once you get there, We just want you to be happy. (we are the faerie version of family).

But we do care about that damn dog. I still cry during movies where animals get injured, fer gods sake.

switters said...

when i saw moonpie, i was so relieved. she's right outside. i don't mean to be a bother. god really is in the details.

rundeep said...

No one you care about is ever a bother. Now shut up (don't).

switters said...

thank you. i miss them. jenelle gets married in june. run, why is it so sad?

rundeep said...
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switters said...

almost 70 today. though i think keif is getting snow.

rundeep said...

We are supposed to get some too, but mostly rain. How are you today, my friend? Is your heart a little sunnier? What's the plan? Dish.

switters said...

i think i'll just shut up and try to grow tomatoes. my best to you all.

rundeep said...

No, not that easy. You can't just roll up your blog and say g'day. Well, you can, but please, don't. If you actually meant to send your best to us. Just drop a line and let us know how you are okay? if you feel the need/urge it's rundeep dot mrm at gmail.

tia said...

Are you going to grow more than one variety of tomato?

How's Moon Pie?

It snowed today.

Keifus said...

Got snow, already almost gone, except for the original stuff which remains in icy drifts here and there. (I raked the most of the lawn just last weekend.)

You should just listen to the women, of course.

Cindy said...

It snowed yesterday in NYC and I enjoyed that. Today it's very sunny. Tomorrow more snow.

How does this not drive you all mad?

I'm going back to Florida.

It may be hot and sweaty and muggy, but by damn when we get stuck on spring we stay there. At least for a few days till it's friggin' summer for the next six months.

Okay. John, I think I'm beginning to be able to read between your lines even after you delete them. So you might as well leave them.

topazz said...

I'm going mad from all the weather talk here. Yeesh, when did we all become such old farts? Don't any of you people have sex lives to speak of?

rundeep said...

Nancy, talk about a frost! (Honey, it's a joke). I'm going to Puerto Rico tomorrow. Where it's sunny and warm. Damn it! Did it again!

Keifus said...

I blog in my free time. What do you think?

switters said...

i meant "shut up" for awhile. my seeds haven't even arrived yet. anyways, THE ohio state university. mark my words.

Cindy said...

But until the end can you also root for FSU?? We suck at so much. It would be nice to go to the 8 and the 4.

I have tomato plants that are thigh-high, but no tomatoes. I have cascadia peas by the bucketfuls. Want some?

switters said...

pretty cruel, cindy. sure, i'll pull for fsu. but by sunday morning we'll have 3 inches of snow. want some?

bright said...

Did I mention I picked Morehead State? (and Pitt...to win...it all.)

switters said...

just when i think we're all doomed, something happens on the ucla campus, and i realize we're gonna be just fine. [insert emoticon here]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zulEMWj3sVA

switters said...

bright, ps., thank you.

switters said...

crap

bright said...

Mr. B's quartet is going to skip singing Old Kentucky Home at their next gig.

And you're welcome.

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

We both suck at March Madness.

switters said...

butler? alright. deal me in. "exodus" (sp?) on pbs. never seen/read it.

tia said...

Uris was one of my dad's authors. I think I read Exodus in 8th grade, 9th? at his urging.

Do not get March Madness. I only fill out brackets to have something to talk to Tom about.

switters said...

tia, hardwick vermont made a pbs show last night; something about farm co-ops and diners. okay, high-end diners. hooked on exodus.

switters said...

dang. how long is this movie? snl starts in 25 minutes, and i don't care if it's a rerun.

Cindy said...

Exodus - loved it. But the best is QBVII. Oh man, that is excellent!!

I think my favorite Uris book, though, is Trinity.

Although, you might like Gunfight at the OK Corral.

:)

I can root for Butler.

rundeep said...

I stopped caring about March Madness when I started travelling to PR during the tournament. Just couldn't keep up with the games AND an active rum drink schedule. On a part of the island I've never seen before -- the southwest coast, bordering the Carribbean. Just ridiculously gorgeous. Though I confess I look at the tsunami evacuation signs differently now....

And yes, I have a sunburn, and we walked out on the pier and saw a ridiculous number of stars. And my daughter looks good in a bikini. Dear God, how am I going to survive THAT!

switters said...

sunday night insomnia. brothers coming tomorrow. rundeep's home. exodus on pbs again. this you call spring? march madness rules. on the apprentice, that is! "apprentice" doesn't seem spelled right.

topazz said...

I really like the Morris twins (they're from Philly) and I was hoping Kansas would go all the way. In other news, I slept in this morning, then watched Cleopatra in its entirety. Or shall I say, I had it on while I was doing laundry, cleaning, washing my windows and vacuuming. What an incredibly awful movie! I also watched the last two episodes of Downton Abbey. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Back to bed now. See ya.

Cindy said...

I have finished up the first season of Modern Family and now Community. Both were pretty darn hilarious.

I'm on to Parks & Recreation, then we have Ken Burns' "The War."

For any of you who want something truly mind-bogglingly good - get a copy of the BBC series "Foyle's War" .... superb.

The other night I watched a full hour on Charlie Sheen.

I'm grateful it is Monday and I can get back to "work."

rundeep said...

How am I ever going to go back to cold wet weather? Lord. Today we went to a place called Cabo Rojo. It's the very southwestern tip of PR. There's a huge lighthouse atop some incredible cliffs overlooking the Carribbean. Then there's a path oh 800 or so feet down to the most perfect little soft white sand beach with turquoise waters. TO. DIE. FOR. I saw all these families coming in after school. Can you imagine ending your day that way every day? With dinner at a breathtakingly beautiful beach? Man. Oh.Man.

switters said...

uh-oh. i'm addicted to "the view". great visit with jess and al yesterday. jess came up with a design for the "trailer" that involves moving the stove. also, wyso has the worst daytime programming ever. and spoke to edward albee 2 weeks ago on the radio. what a piece of work. me, moonpie, saw, truck, mr. hill's east woods. still cold.

switters said...

snow? seriously? dang!

Isonomist said...

Cindy sucks for coming to NY without telling me.
Switters, don't make me drive up there.

Dan's in Boston again, coming home in the snow again. We should all be skiing.

I made red gravy in honor of my dad. Today is 32 years. I'm tryng to get up the nerve to retell the story chez blogspot.

switters said...

iso, last tuesday was 10 years for my dad. think of jesse often. moon and i found enough wood for the next month. funny, needing a fire in the stove in april. welcome (back) to ohio.

switters said...

wonder if anyone has the guts to sing "mona lisa and mad hatters".

Keifus said...

Y'all know I'm a dad, right? You're killing me.

Pia and Lauren sounded lovely. The rest so far have embarrassed me to listen to...

Keifus said...

Oh, and I really liked the reggae version of whatever that was. The judges have deemed her the loser, but Naima's not sounded better than tonight.

Cindy said...

Iso - I do suck for that. Sorry. It was a quick trip; I was staying up on the West side; you seemed busy .... blah blah blah.

No excuses.

:(

If it helps, I'm having a rough night.

switters said...

growing up, my brothers, giant atheletes(sp?), tortured me with elton john. no, he's not written anything good since '74, but what he did write. good heavens. good heavens. "your song". so 30 years later me and my brothers gather around mom's piano and sing elton john songs. has to mean something. hey keifus.

Keifus said...

hey swit. Not meaning to take anything away, just that reading stuff like that causes some complex reactions. Someday I'll have to leave people I care about behind. I think it's a shitty deal.

Elton John hit a few very beautiful notes in his career, no denying that. (Also color me disappointed that none of the contestants took the performance bait. Makes me miss Lambert.)

K

switters said...

cindy, i've had a bad march. this weather. so moon and i go to the mailbox. i don't know what to say. thank you. we'll split and saw cause it's still cold. but it's honest work. hey to your kid.

also, saturday marks one year since i first saw this place. with jess, jane, and al. details.

switters said...

ps, i've learned from you and bright and rundeep and john and mike and tia and topazz and twiff and iso: angels are real.

stir fry tonight.

switters said...

and keifus, who's covered for me for 6 years.

Cindy said...

Hugs you. It really will get warm one day.

Saturday, sadly, marks one year ago that my dear friend's daughter, Anne, died. Gunshot wound. Inflicted by her boyfriend. She was 19.

This has been a rough week. And I'm just a companion.

Hugs man. I loved that book, and thought of you a lot.

switters said...

i'm gonna start a fire in the stove beause... moon is cold.

bright said...

Tech week. It's a bear, but the kiddos are amazingly resilient. Sunday night I was cringing, but by showtime this morning, they were fabulous. Day off tomorrow, two shows on Saturday. We're ready for this one to be done. (We always say that at the end of a show, though.) Brightling turned 9 on Tuesday and the cast sang happy birthday to her as she stood on a 105 year old stage in the Old West End.

(you should hang with us on facebook.)

bright said...

Also, this.

switters said...

dad al and i watched "my favorite year" a hundred times. "strangers" was a pleasure, "let's button this job up."

i struggle every hour of the day, and you should know (you already do) that i don't know what i'd do without you. that means something to me.

rundeep said...

I love "My favorite Year!" Also, I admit to admiring cheesy EJ songs and to sort of enjoying AI last week. Though I can't believe that blond whispery douche is still on and Naima is off. Team Haley.

Back from beaches to darkness and snow, but the trees still bud. Hope baby, springs eternal.

My dad died 25 years ago last week. I didn't remember, as I was taking mom to chemo that day. She didn't recall either. We had complicated relationships all around, to put it kindly. He died 4 weeks after starting chemo for a Stage IV cancer my mother never bothered to ask the origins of. It's why she wouldn't get treatment at the same place he did -- she's convinced they killed him, and she might be right. They were a couple of movie star lookers in a very small provincial town. I've been enjoying their old pics. My dad would have been astonished/appalled at my kid, though he would appreciate that I drink beer.

switters said...

maria, jess says that dad did us a favor by just dropping dead suddenly. he also did us a favor by saving enough money to send all his grandkids to college.

Cindy said...

It's an early night for me. Rough day. Rough week. Thanks to all for letting me sit here and listen to you talk to each other.

It does a soul good.

switters said...

my niece noel is sick. i called her mom, she won't tell me anything. and they say why do you drink so much? because you won't tell me anything. so all i know is that my niece noel is sick. thanks. too bad she's so ugly and stupid. tia can vouch for that.

rundeep said...

Not to worry, dear. Probably not such a big deal. Stay happy sunshine, tomorrow will be better. I promise.

Cindy said...

I've always told my kids that nothing good comes of being up and doing some "thinking" after 10 pm.

TV, movies, sex, reading a good book - all these are fine.

Thinking, talking, etc - not so much.

Save all that for the morning.... these are meant for when the sun is above the horizon.

Even if you can't see it.

switters said...

crohn's. my sister says it's fine, if her daughter would work with her doctor, which, being her grampa'a grandkid, won't. damn kids.

switters said...

mom wondered which was worse: the cancer or the cure, such that is was. books aren't meant to be burned; they're meant to be read, especially holy books. burning books makes no sense.

rundeep said...

Only burn a book if there's nothing left and you are cold. Otherwise, if you don't like it, it makes a fine coaster. Recently read "Emperor of All Maladies, a Biography of Cancer." Very informative, engaging, amazing book. Crohns can be dealt with pretty easily, but everyone needs to learn to deal at their own pace and in their own way. Any chronic disease starts to make you feel like it (and the doctor) is deciding your fate instead of you. She's just asserting her own will in the process. Sunshine! I will be hiking with the boys in the Wissahickon.

Cindy said...

I have a few friends with Crohn's. I think it's becoming more prevalent in young women. I have my own ideas about this - usually along the lines of stress and anxieties.

Yoga helps. Physically and mentally.

You have a great family.

Who on God's green earth would burn books?

Oh. Right.

switters said...

moonpie's in the east pasture doing her white fang thing. pretty sunset.

rundeep said...

Cindy, if I haven't mentioned, you and Nancy are my models as moms. Yo, swit baby, forsythia. In. Bloom. A little early to start tomatoes, but I weeded beds today. Yum.

switters said...

rundeep, a kind thought would be welcome. moonpie at window. sorry, really struggling. i know it sounds stupid, but i love this retard dog.

bright said...

Hey, get some sleep. Rhubarb will be ready soon.

rundeep said...

Kind thoughts abound, m'dear. Whatever we can do for you, we will. What do you need? Of course you love the dog. Dear God, I adore my pups.

Cindy said...

Been watching "Parks and Recreation" and am half way through Season 2.

So far I'm very impressed with my new favorite comedies - Modern Family, Community and Parks & Rec.

Right now I'm choosing not to address this recent spate of television watching; justifying myself by saying "It's only DVDs" is temporarily working.

It helps me get to sleep.

The birds are in full chirp this morning. I find that very comforting, they sound so earnest and so dedicated.

Switters - put up a bird feeder.

switters said...

1 year ago today, i set my east pasture and my brother and his tractor on fire. a year. time flies. too windy to burn today, but very pretty. i hope you guys are having a blessed sunday.

bright said...

Parable of the Sunday School Seeds.

It takes 10 days for the first sunflower seed to sprout. I get nervous and stick two more seeds in everyone's cup. By week 3 everyone but me, the organist's kid, and the homeschooled kid has sprouted. Organist's kid has been faithfully watering cups of the seeds for the kids who never come. I offer cheerful platitude about blooming in our own time. Next week, organist's kid and me are still barren (homeschooled kid's finally sprouted), so I sneak some extra plants out of other cups and transplant them into our 2 cups. Hooray! This week, all are thriving except my purloined plant, which is shriveled and dead.

switters said...

hey bright... just... hey. 68 today. severe weather tomorrow, but warm. finally. noel is almost as ugly as she is stupid. (ongoing joke, which she and all her cousins seem to get. go figure.) god i miss sunday school.

tia said...

Your nieces are practically deformed.

I haven't started a single seed this year. Given the size of the snow bank in the back yard, I may very well still have time.

rundeep said...

We started fishpeppers inside a few weeks ago. If you haven't ever grown them, give it a shot. They are awesome, pleasantly hot peppers that yes, taste good with fish. A must during lent. Also, 73 here today, allegedly. Still waiting on the daffodils, however.

topazz said...

Maria, I burst out laughing about the using books as drink coasters thing. My mother used to have so many library books laying around, whenever she'd return them she'd have to wash off all the dried coffee and tea circles/splashes first. Last year on this date (April 4th) it was Easter Sunday and she was at my dinner table. Oh, almost forgot: its 65 and chilly. {hobbling away with my cane and walker, sobbing hysterically}

topazz said...

swits: I want to hear more about this ugly niece of your'n. I have a really obnoxious cousin Sheila, she's one of those "close talkers" who practically lasso's you into a headlock just for general conversation, once she has you, you're stuck for a good half hour unless a sympathetic soul comes along and rescues you.

Isonomist said...

It's my anniversary. Weird.

switters said...

into the wild: did chris have a deathwish?

rundeep said...

No. Just foolish, smart, and unlucky.

Cindy said...

Hold on to your hats folks but we had a salad of three different kinds of lettuce - the red lettuce is particularly nice this year.

Carrots in a wide variety of colors have totally captured the interest of my young nieces. I like them raw or slightly steamed.

There are enough sugar snap peas to feed three families. I get about four cups off two bushes every four days.

Broccoli is the new zucchini. We've had boatloads.

Chard is unbelievable. Even just the one row is producing enough that two families can't eat it all.

I am going to have to go get the strawberries in the middle of the night and duke it out with the rabbits.

Irises are up and showering us with their outrageous gorgeousness. Amaryllis bulbs are about to burst.

And switters, this is for you, I still cannot grow a single tomato. Well, I can usually get a single teeny-tiny cherry tomato. That's it.

Mushroom compost is fantasy dirt. And this is the one brief window of time that I absolutely love living in Florida.

bright said...

Saturday! 73!

tia said...

Snowing. I want to crawl into Cindy's latest comment and live there.

switters said...

i may have mentioned this before, but ohio weather really seems to agree with moonpie. her coat is so shiny, and not just because of all the hamburger grease she gets. oh sure she'll come back from the meadow covered in burrs, but somehow she rids herself of them. i believe she is the reincarnation of crackers, my dad's favorite.

switters said...

funny how a wave from a kind school bus driver on a rural road while i'm checking my mail can make one's day. the warm southern wind doesn't hurt much.

Cindy said...

Tia - that's so sweet!! :)

I sauteed the very best Swiss Chard tonight for dinner, I made myself moan.

I also used garlic that we still have hanging up from last year's harvest. I have about 3 cloves left.

These year we also have onions.

We may be driving through New England in late May ... will the weather still be cool?

rundeep said...

Sunny and warm today, though not as warm as Monday, when my car told me it was 80. But then, it had been sitting in the sun. Daffodils are just ready to bloom, saw some weeping cherries in full bloom today. Ours is waiting patiently. Cindy, the difference between Tia and me is that she wants to crawl in your comment, and I'd like to hit you (or myself, really) with a carrot. Early spring lettuces are always the best. Not feeling really up to snuff, and I've been giving the boys short shrift on their walks. The little one puts on his sad face, and I can't take it. My daughter is in the throes of Lacrosse season (which is how I really know it's spring.) She plays on a school team and a club team all spring, and I drive her around while she changes uniforms in the car. In the summer, she'll be on another travel team which is, I think, the kind that college coaches actually come and watch eventually. I can't believe that has already begun, but there you have it. Grass courts open in May, and I'm counting the days....

Cindy said...

LOL rundeep! I would gladly drive to Philly so you could hit me with a carrot, as long as we would get a chance to have lunch again! :)

Have fun with Lacrosse season! My equivalent was Horse Shows - hunter/jumper ....and let me say I look BACK on it with fondness. :)

switters said...

turns out our president is an alien zombie robot from outer space, not even born on this planet! trump don't lie. in other news, glen(n) beck is a stupid faggot. mark my words.

rundeep said...

Totally buy Beck as a self-hating sort. Trump fired his dignity. Cindy, love to do lunch again. Hope we can do that without my having to interrupt for work this time.

topazz said...

I still like Obama, dammit. I just don't say it out loud anymore. The level of outright hatred, scorn and vindictiveness shown towards him from the moment he took office was something I'd never witnessed in my lifetime. The level of begrudgement, hostility and disrespect from the Republican members of congress and senate too. It seems as if from the moment he took office he had impossible cards stacked against him; the overwhelming financial crisis, the Health Care Bill, gulf oil spill, and they just kept on coming. When he shows thoughtful deliberation on something it's translated as being too hesitant to act. When he acts, he's accused of ramming the healthcare bill down the American public's throat. One thing that always stops me cold is imagining the alternative: what a McCain/Palin Presidency would have been like.

Cindy said...

Aw topazz, I like Obama too! I do say it out loud and finally put the bumper sticker on my car! :)

He's not perfect. He's still my choice. I hate some of the things he has done in office, and really love others.

Personally, I think that is as it should be. I'd be worried if he was doing everything I wanted LOL!

I think if I could have one wish it would be to get us out of the Middle East in any military fashion. Unfortunately our corporations need that kind of security because the rape they're perpetrating on other country's resources seems to piss off those other country's people.

Cindy said...

switters - I cannot agree with you more regarding Gleen Beck. I will mark your words, and work hard not to let my distaste for the man eat away my insides.

switters said...

obama will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents, up there with jefferson and adams. and he may be related to jefferson (chortle!) doing my stupid taxes online. can't get hold of my brother jess. today is my brother al's 48th birthday; can't get hold of him either. moon and i headed into town. i'm in love with tina fey.

topazz said...

newsflash on the latest Republican Presidential candidate, from that venerated bastion of newsworthiness: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/07/trump-sends-investigators-hawaii-gains-gop-presidential-primary-poll/