Nobody likes me -
Everybody hates me!
I'm going out in the garden and eat worms!
Big fat juicy ones,
Little teeny-tiny ones -
Oohh, how the squishy ones squirm!
This came to mind today because Himself said 'I'm going out in the garden.' He'd never heard the rhyme.
The English don't have 'yards,' they have 'gardens.' They plant flowers in the front garden... they might have a table and chairs in the back garden... and sometimes they have a garden path, lol. For quite a while, whenever anyone said they had been gardening or that their garden was coming along well, I thought they meant as in vegetable garden. Not so. In some ways I've had to learn a foreign language, for all that they speak English. And thank goodness for that. I have enough trouble learning the random word or phrase here and there. I really doubt I could become fluent in a totally different language.
Well, bit of a digression there. I was going to grumble - about Joe and about my windowsills now being covered in bird droppings - but I'll let it slide. Yes, he's been tapping on the windows all day, and no, I didn't get around to trying the foil or a mirror, and yes, the light in the rooms was a temporary delay, but he's back at it. And today I did notice the windowsills. Himself went around the house (it's all one story) two weeks ago cleaning the woodwork and touching up the stain here and there. Looked quite spiffy. Not so spiffy now, at least on these two windowsills. Hrmph.
Groceries, laundry, clean-the-kitchen day, made cauliflower casserole for lunch, veggie burgers with sautéed peppers-n-onions for supper, and in between I did doctors' appointments, updated insurance info, got the 1099 for taxes, paid a couple bills... and didn't get the Sparkin' done. I think I will have to give Beatleband a pass tonight and get my stats logged - I don't think I've missed a day for logging meals since I came back to Spark in 2009, so I'll go and do and then I think I'll call it a night.
You know, I miss catching up with you all - reading your comments and blogs, checking out the discussions and ideas. And I thought retirement was gonna be easy, with puh-len-tee of time to do anything I wanted to. Hah.
Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!