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Day 87: Grumble, grumble...

Monday, March 28, 2011

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!

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  • no profile photo THIAGRAM
    I remember that song! Whenever I had the chance I was plunking it out on the piano when I was a kid! Dinner sounds really yummy! It's always wonderful to have puh-len-tee of stuff to do!........ Enjoy the "garden"!!

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    3534 days ago
    I have my summer off, from the middle of June until the end of August and I always have these huge plans to fix up the house, to organize, to finish projects that have been sitting for years...what do I do...NOTHING! I enjoy the freedom of not having to do anything in the summer, to walk the beach at our cottage to sit and read for hours at a time, to visit with friends and family...and do I feel guilty...NOT ONE BIT! Several years ago we had a woodpecker that thought our downspout was a tree...talk about irritating and noisy!!!
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  • REJ7777
    What a funny little lyric! LOL! I hadn't heard that in years. emoticon
    3534 days ago
    Mmmmmmm...must be Himself, as I have heard it and often sing it...lol
    We do speak English..YOU speak American..haha,also if your house is single storey isn't that a BUNGALOW? LOL and you know that that comes from India, hee hee emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3534 days ago
    I haven't heard that song since I was a kid!

    Nobody likes me
    Everybody hates me
    Guess I'll go eat worms!
    Big fat slimy ones
    Long thin skinny ones ...

    Thanks for the time travel! LOL!
    3534 days ago
    Yep!! Now you know why I have so many problems understanding the Americans - I used to speak English in England - I learnt and understand Australian now - but American can floor me every now and then - Thing is - they are all English!!
    What type of Bird do you have?? The picture is lovely!!
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    Comment edited on: 3/29/2011 1:14:31 AM
  • no profile photo CD9655144
    Fun posting...I woke up to a few inches of a powdery snow all over everything this morning..so white and still...beautiful. The sun came out, optimistic to bring on a full Spring, but it was not to be. Either way, I hung laundry out in the 'garden' today as an experiment...it dried. I am so looking forward to full on Spring so that my children and I may hike again and watch the eating of worms by all the Robins and the barnyard...I mean, 'garden' fowl....that my youngest son is currently raising in his brooders.
    3534 days ago
    Love that rhyme! I actually say it to myself sometimes. Of course, usually it 's when I find a big fat wiggler who needs to be relocated! Sorry you don't have more time... once the house sells, you'll find something to fill the time. LOL! THEN I'll come visit!
    3534 days ago
    I useta say something like that as a kid too, sounds very familar.

    Poor Joe he's just doing what birds do hon, get that foil out so he finds another place to do it and stops bothering you and making a poopy mess.
    3534 days ago
    Such a productive day! G'nite.
    3534 days ago
    I know what you mean about not having enough time. I thought when I didn't work full-time anymore that I would have some spare time...somehow that didn't happen. I think I am busier than ever...either that or I am managing my time poorly...LOL

    Can't wait to get out in my flower gardens...I love digging in the soil and it's a good stress reliever. Sorry to hear that Nutty Joe is still at it. Maybe hang a windchime or something similar to frighten him away. Old Joe is quite the dirty bird... emoticon
    3534 days ago
    my brother used to sing that song every time we ate spaghetti for supper. brings back memories. your quite right I think we DH and I have more to do now that we are retired.
    3534 days ago
    I think we generally find ways to fill up any free time we have. :) Rest well. emoticon
    3534 days ago
    LOL, did you or himself eat the worms? And I know what you mean about free time---you would think in the summer being off from school I would get lots done---but I don't.
    3534 days ago
    I remember slightly different lyrics, "guess I'll go eat worms, Down go the slick ones, Down go the fuzzy ones, oh, how they tickle when they squirm!"

    We proceeded to do a slightly less in good taste second verse...
    "Everybody loves me,
    Nobody hates me,
    Shouldn't have eaten those worms!
    Up... come slick ones...
    Up... come the fuzzy ones...
    Oh how they tickle when they squirm."

    My mother was prone to make up her own lyrics when she couldn't remember the real ones... I seem to have inherited the trait. And now I know a variation, which may, in fact, be the real verse, thanks to Kasey!

    Rest well... and my Nutty Joe find another hobby... soon! emoticon emoticon
    3534 days ago
    --Sounds like a busy day!!! --His-Self sounds like he is home all the time----Husband here is home half days and they are sorta a writeoff for me--- Oh well!!! --I love the bird ----pretty--Lynda emoticon
    3535 days ago
    I love the eating worms song....always makes me laugh. emoticon
    My company is Gardens, Inc. ....and none of them are vegies!

    I took my g'sons to the beach on Sat. & had them til late and in the am realized I hadn't finished tracking for the day. Panic! I've been really faithful about tracking since I started too and I KNOW it's a big part of what has worked for me. Learning how to maintain the loss and be comfortable in my new skin is really a challenge. I started slipping with my sparking and realized this weekend it could easily be the beginning of a slippery slope! Back to it with a vengeance.

    We're having a beautiful Spring here in Florida. Including a wonderful mild cold front that brought some much needed rain. All the flowers are very happy. Me too :)
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    3535 days ago
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