Thursday, January 7, 2010

Seven random thoughts on the 7th...

1. Tuesday. Walking down the hall at work, I glanced in my boss' door. Over his shoulder, I could see his computer screen. Guitars? 'Are you looking for a guitar?' I ask. 'No,' he says rather shortly (guiltily?) and minimizes the computer window.

Wednesday. I return from lunch, and he jumps up as I walk by the door. 'I wasn't buying a guitar,' he exclaims. 'I was shopping for THIS!' And from behind his back he quickly draws his hand. A flash of metal. A quick ascent to his mouth. And a sprightly combination of chords burst forth...uuuuuuuuUUUUUP...DOOOOoooooown...uuUUP...DOOoown...uPDOwnuPDOwn...uP...DOwn.

Oh goody. A harmonica. 'You paid for overnight delivery for a harmonica.'

'Yes, because Jane* and I are going out of town this weekend, and I wanted to surprise her with a harmonica serenade.'

Lucky girl. 'Prepare yourself for snide comments about your instrument,' I say.

*name has been changed to protect the innocent

2. My Christmas tree is still up. It will come down tomorrow. It will come down tomorrow. It WILL come down tomorrow.

3. I need a new purse. My current purse has seen non-stop duty since its purchase in February of 2004. I hate changing purses. I like always having a place for everything and everything in its my purse, at least. I buy. I use up. I give a decent burial and replace.

4. I adore my husband. This may require a post of its own at a later date.

5. I signed up to take a couple of classes in clay bead making. I can't wait.

6. Our yard is completely littered with shreds of foam and batting and fabric...bits of porch chair cushion. I thought that dog was outgrowing his bad behavior, but constant good behavior proved too much for him. But he's forgiven. He is doing exceedingly well with his 'stay' command training.

7. It's almost time for One World One Heart again. I'm trying to decide if I will be participating again this year...and if so, what exactly will my giveaway consist of?


  1. Number 4 made me smile. I just said I'm not sure if I believe in true love anymore. I hope I do, but I'm not so sure.

  2. talked me into it, FT. A separate post devoted to my true love is brewing in my head.

  3. Okay, on the harmonica: I thought how neat it would be to play "Happy Trails" on my trail rides, so I bought one. I practiced and practiced and got a couple of trail worthy tunes down. About six of us saddled up and "hit the trail." I pulled the old harmonica out and blew, and almost every horse nearly came out from under his/her rider (especially mine!). Who could blame them? They settled down and I was able to play, but you'd a thought I'd thought that through first!! Happy blowing! C

  4. I'm curious about these clay beads--do you mean precious metal clay? V.

  5. C--what a story! LOL And since the boss and his lovely wife were going on a hunting trip, you'd think he might have scared away all the wildlife! :)

    V--the beads I am most interested in are polymer clay. I'm not 100% sure that's what the class will be on, but I'm hoping. Here's a link to a post I wrote about a year ago showing some of my favorite beads...I aspire to create anything this beautiful.

  6. Oops, forgot to include the link!


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