Category: Random Thoughts

So, It’s Been a Minute

It’s been a while since I graced this page with anything resembling typed words.  However, I have TONS of really good excuses why.  I promised they are good.  And I swear there are tons.  And they all are excuses.  As many of you know last fall my computer had a bit of a disaster.  It was purely an accident.  And purely a child doing something they knew better than to do.  And it was a disaster.  My laptop screen was cracked.  While in and of itself that is not the be all end all of a computer since it wasn’t blacked out or totally broken.  However, when said laptop is a touch screen it changes everything.  When a touch screen is cracked it triggers the sensors for touch.  Making the computer think you are doings things on the screen that is hard to try and override with the mouse or […]

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Moments of Clarity

I write a lot about being blonde.  Sometimes I worry about perpetuating the stereotype.  A large part of me identifies with the stereotypical blonde that everyone tells the jokes about.  Not because of my hair color, which has darkened with age, but because they fit who I am.  At heart I am a stereotypical blonde.  I’m slightly dingy and always good for a laugh, usually with a snort or two thrown in for good measure.  I’m slightly ditzy and not always able to articulate my thoughts when actually speaking.  I’m slightly klutzy, as in yes I have tripped over color changes in the carpet.  And fallen up the stairs, as well as the traditional down.  I don’t just have deep thought provoking thoughts, they come about in a slightly off centered way.  I can get more meaning from life out of song lyrics, children’s books, and conversations with friends than […]

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Why, Hello Summer

Why, Hello Summer

I’ve been encouraged/challenged by my good friend over at A Simply Enchanted Life to write a week in review post.  However a title about week in review just doesn’t ‘fit’ for how I tend to write stuff.  I meant to sit down and write this last night but I was exhausted.  Summer has arrived here in Bolivar and I hope it sticks around while keeping the temperatures manageable.  Probably too much wishful thinking in that last sentence! As most of you know I live in an apartment though not really a ‘complex’.  There are a total of 8 apartments in two buildings.  The one I am in is actually the downstairs of the old house that was converted then added on to.  In the summer I am blessed with concrete walls which keeps my place cooler without having to run the air conditioning constantly.  In the winter I am cursed […]

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Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

One of my most popular blogs is Driving Into the Storm where I talk about driving into a tornado warned county and watching the storm brew and build.  And of course parallel it to life.  We are currently waiting for the first real round of spring storms to hit my hometown right now.  This system has been predicted to be worse than the 2009 outbreak of tornadoes.  They’ve already started hitting in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Joplin.  The current line is two counties away where the ‘dry line’ (a term meteorologist like to throw around) is.  I’m fairly confident they won’t make it here but as always there are no guarantees.  We didn’t get all that warm today and right now it’s pretty chilly here.  Always a bonus as these storms need that warm air to come to full intensity.  All my neighbors know to come to my place.  I’m […]

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Ready

Spring just sorta happened over the weekend.  I left the office to greenish brown grass, the jonquils green but no buds yet, the lilac bush just a bunch of sticks.  I spent the weekend organizing, trying to figure out this new computer (and still have not one positive thing to say about Windows 8), cleaning, enjoying the warm sunshine, and plotting.  Yesterday I returned to grass covered with purple clovers, buds (not yet open) on the jonquils, and leaf buds on the lilac.  And a return to the Missouri hallmark of spring, thunderstorms and rain.  Today, April woke with the promise of pranks and practical jokes.  Thank goodness I was not ‘gotten’ … yet.  The day isn’t completely over.  The anticipation of spring blew in with the wind and grew with the rain.  Knowing that flowers will soon be blooming all around us.  Knowing that Easter is weeks away.  That […]

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