Sunday, June 02, 2013


I am making progress on a lot of my goals. I should look through that list of 101 things to do in 1001 days and see how many I completed. A work in progress. Pilgrim's Progress. You have to make "satisfactory academic progress" to keep a Pell Grant in college. Slow but steady wins the race.

-----I am working through "The Love Dare" from the movie "Fireproof." I am taking my time on this and working through it in my own way. I can go for long periods of the day with no criticisms at all...but I forget.
-----Proverbs 31. I read it often.
-----I have never seen an episode of that show "Sisterwives."
-----All those "Real" Housewives shows.

Denim and lace. Worker's overalls. A sibling rightfully criticizing my short skirt as a teenager. Private schools and workplaces not allowing denim except on special days. Denim protecting one when working with various fires...foundry, fire poi, etc. Denim...the poor man's protection on a motorcycle. Patches on jean jackets. When jean jackets were the greatest thing. Hippie, bellbottoms, the Age of Aquarius and the movie Hair. Wearing jeans until they fall apart. The holey jeans worn by Bret Michaels in the video "Ride the Wind." Denim layered skirts. I wonder what firefighters' uniforms are made out of. Levi's, of course.
-----A woman at Lane Bryant who told me that there was nothing for me there...such beautiful jeans and I did not know I was small by their standards as I had recently went through some thyroid issues that made me feel big...still the way she basically acted like I was not welcome made me feel bad...I could have been shopping for someone else for all she knew. I remember doing a blog post about Chanel jeans a long time ago...I liked the grey. I was given some new jeans recently including a Sonoma pair that I am excited to see if they fit.

Something I say often. What one would say when seeing an amazing rollercoaster for the first time. That sharp intake of breath, and maybe a sigh depending on why I am surprised, before I say, "wow." World of Warcraft.
-----Was it Shaggy, Velma or Inspector Gadget who said "wowsers"? All three?

There is a blazer in the laundry basket that I need to hang up. Putting away all the winter coats. The Century 21 jackets. The jacket that Happy Gilmore would get if he won the golf tournament. Yellow jackets...we killed a really weird wasp the other day (always a monumental day when a stinging bee gets into the house as I never know what kind of allergic reaction I will have). The skin of a potato and I really want to find a great new baked potato recipe this month. Will I ever like the color and fit of that pink blazer in the laundry basket that I need to hang up? The jacket of a book. Leaving something you need in a different jacket. Getting a used jacket or coat and finding tissues in the pocket. Fonzi's jacket on "Happy Days."

Art Studio. Studio space. Some talk show that announced it was live from Studio B. Studio portraits...the beautiful photos of Newborn that were bought for us.

Someone who I think is being an exceptional boyfriend. Some song..."hey,you...I wanna be your boyfriend." Teenagers who are obsessed with their boyfriends. This weird trend to have a boyfriend or girlfriend that you have never met...and usually never end up meeting and/or go through a very messed up time with...internet love.

My tablet has been missing since we came home from the hospital after Newborn was born. I know my tablet is here somewhere. The great handwriting tablets with the Indian on the cover...from my childhood...remind me of Little House on the Prairie. Moses and the stone tablets.

My first thought was just tablet seems to be hidden. Hidden treasure, of course...pirates, peg legs and the cashier at Trader Joes who forgot to give us our expensive coffee on Talk Like a Pirate Day. We still need to try the coffee in the last sentence as it was too far of a drive back...sigh. The surprise hidden in Cracker Jack! Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Hidden meaning. Where the leprechaun's pot of gold is hidden.

Being a "closer" at a restaurant, or at most jobs, is far from fun. The End. Couples wanting to feel closer.
-----Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are...Meatloaf...I am trying a new meatloaf recipe next month...Cheesy Taco Meatloaf...I hope Toddler likes it.



This meme inspired some finds:
-----A recipe for Jacket Potato with Bacon, Mushroom and Peppercorn Sauce. This recipe includes, I will set it aside for a month when we are lucky to have money in the budget for a small bottle. The recipe includes lighting the brandy. When I viewed this recipe, there was also a "Spanish Potato Salad" in the sidebar that I am interested in trying.
-----A drink called a "Straight Jacket."
-----"The Corduroy Jacket." A cocktail recipe.
-----Vegemite and Mushroom Jacket Potatoes. Having never tasted vegemite, I have no idea how this would taste.
-----There is a drink called an "Old Groaner's Wife."

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