I think I've used this title before. It's my standard excuse for not focusing on a topic for the day. I once told my daughter I could write 500 words about dryer lint- promise to do that one day- but that doesn't mean I always have a blog topic ready to post. Sometimes I just have too many separate things on my mind.
Like Friday...on my way home from WalMart I kept thinking "The last time I agreed to pay this much each month for something, it came with a contract and a license plate!!" Good grief! Coffee is over $9. Meat...I can see us all becoming vegetarians. In fact, I can't wait to get out and start planting the garden so I know I can have tomatoes this summer without taking out a loan. Too bad I don't live in the right climate for avocados because I can see that I'm going to have to give up that occasional indulgence. I am NOT paying $1.30 for one! I am not!
Yesterday...I spent two hours picking up someone else's trash. Why do we have to do that? Can't everyone just take care of their own? Oh, I know there is that random "wind blown" piece of trash that gets away from us all. That's why we have Trash Off Day. And I'm all for it. But I'm thinking that a half-empty bottle of Dr. Pepper has to be thrown or dropped to land on the side of the street. What do people think as they do that- "Someone's grandmother will come along and pick this up for me." ?
I'm reading a book that my son recommended. That's it on my bookshelf list on the left- The Year of Living Biblically. I'll just quote what the jacket says, because it is so true- "funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal, and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes."
I'm going out to the cemetery today to take some more photos. It's amazing how much people appreciate such a small act of kindness. I was on the receiving end this week because someone took a photo for me of a headstone in a Dallas cemetery. It just felt good to think that someone went out of their way to do something for a stranger. People are basically good.
Leave it to a squirrel to make a liar out of me! I came home the other day to find our yard critter sitting in the one bird feeder I had previously reported her to be avoiding. I could swear she even grinned at me!
There have been birds in abundance this week. I have the hummingbird feeder out now, but haven't spotted one yet. A little early perhaps.
If you know a teacher, give her a hug. The last weeks of school are the most difficult. Bodies are restless and minds are wandering. There are so many things left to do. Testing. Ugh.
Think good thoughts today. The other ones will just drag you down.