Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring Weekends.

I haven't been posting on Mondays lately and here's why:

1. The SUN has been shining and shining and shining!

2. It's simultaneously baseball, socccer and track season.

3. I'm pitching and polishing the new book (yes, I'm aware these things should be done in reverse order, but after all, pressure makes diamonds and/or earthquake-created sinkholes). The jury's out on which category this new book will fall into.

4. Child #2 is dancing in a MayPole celebration that required me to spend way too much time searching for all white canvas Keds. Thanks be to Zappos. I should have started with you in the first place.

5. My garden looks like it could devour small children.

6. I was overwhelmed by a need to make chocolate almond cookies.

7. I'm slightly sleep-deprived because a renegade hamster escaped her cage and woke me in the middle of the night by clawing at my door. Screams were involved. No one woke up but me and the hamster.

8. Too many Hello Kitties on Saturday night, which is an oxymoron because if you've ever tasted Hello Kitties you know there's no such thing as too many.

9. My house phone rings every 2.5 minutes. All of the calls are for my daughter.

10. And the top reason I'm not doing a thoughtful blog post with proper paragraphs and prose is because spring weekends are a limited resource and I can't bear to squander them inside.

21 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This may not be proper, but I was amused!
Don't let your kids wander into your garden. Unless you want them to go missing for a while.

ilima said...

Don't worry, lists are always a plus. Enjoy your spring!

Barbara Watson said...

No, never squander spring weekends away. Or any time...

Hart Johnson said...

I like your list! I am totally scatter brained lately, so I hear you... say, you ready for that intro to Ellen?

jaybird said...

Ugh it's raining and windy and cold here. I'd love to add a little Spring in my step.

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

A garden that can devour small children? What on earth are you growing back there? Is it from space?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - renegade hamster. You should've been there the morning I discovered a snake in our house.

Beylit said...

I can barely brain on Mondays in the spring because of faire.

I don't know what a Hello Kitty is, but that picture looks vaguely like drinking sherbert, so I am all in.

Johanna Garth said...

Alex, good advice.

Thanks Ilima!

Barbara, so true.

Hart, yes, I've been meaning to email you.

Jaybird, this weather is so unusual. Maybe that's why I can't get enough.

Michael, yes space grass!

Diane, I screamed!!

Beylit, exactly!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Fun fact regarding number 3: that's actually how I did it. I had written the first 20 pages of a book and shown it to a prospective agent, who said he loved it and wanted it. So I told him it was finished (when it was really only 20 pages), locked myself in my house, and wrote the rest in 1 week. He loved it. Ask first, finish later I say.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Sunshine is always a good thing to play outside!

Thanks for the giggle!

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You had me at chocolate almond cookies. I'll be right over. :D

Lisa Gail Green said...

Your house sounds like a fun place to be! Never a dull moment, right? Enjoy Spring!

Chuck said...

You make some good points...and may I presume good cookies? How much for a dozen? Post vacation diet does not start until NEXT Monday!!

Shell Flower said...

Gotta enjoy that sunshine when you get it in Portland. Good luck with the pitching/polishing and partying!

Alison DeLuca said...

I would like to have one of those Hello Kitty thingamabobs.

Did not write this weekend because we had a pick-up game of baseball outside on the lawn with my sister and her son. It turned, as all good games do, into Calvinball.

Gwen Gardner said...

This is such a cute post. Your weather is better than mine. The high for tomorrow where I live is 26 and snow.

You sound busy and happy so good for you!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

It's understandable that you'd prefer the outdoors. I'm glad to have a large window adjacent to my desktop, so I can pretend I'm typing outside - cabana boy, martini and beach included.

I'm intrigued by your mention of Hello Kitties. I must find and try some.

Be well.
xoRobyn

Carol Kilgore said...

I hear you about sunny spring weekends! Hope the hamster is back home.

And good luck with your book :)

Kristen Wixted said...

I am giggling about you and the hamster in the middle of the night.
The puppy sleeps all night like a rock, fyi...
(She does still poop on the floor sometimes, though.)

Hope the garden is shaping up.

ali cross said...

What in the world is a Hello Kitty (but isn't THE Hello Kitty)? And even though I don't know what it is, I already know I want one!

LOL on the calls for your daughter. :P