Labor of love: Sometimes I like to color pictures to put in my son’s lunch and was trying to think of something fun to color now that we are getting near the end of the school year (only 25 lunches left to make, yeah!). Duh, he is into all things Minecraft so I printed out a few pictures I found on-line. Above is the picture of a “creeper”. I believe he is bad but my son said I did a good job adding the squares and making it look “real”.
Something making me unhappy: Menopausal hormonal craziness aka MHC. I think it should be an official disease with an acronym. My body has gone haywire and getting anything accomplished seems monumental, even writing this blog. I have a strong desire to do absolutely nothing.
My favorite time of day: The gloaming which means twilight or dusk. I first learned the word gloaming from a Joyce Carol Oates short story. I like to watch the color change on the mountains to the north from my swing or from my office window facing south (not having a good westerly view of any sort). I do miss those long lingering twilights up north in July. Sigh.
Something that made me happy: (Well, as happy as one can get with MHC.) We cleaned up the backyard and rearranged the furniture and potted plants. We do this every year in the hope of finding some magical combination that makes the area more appealing. This year I feel a flicker of hope we may have hit the nail on the head. I ate breakfast out there Monday morning and lunch on Tuesday and it all felt rather continental.
Paint Chip Poetry: As part of my self imposed MHC therapy I chose 3 blue chips for sadness, one red chip for craziness and one yellow chip as a ray of hope. (Paint chip words are in italics.)
The blues surround my heart
reflected by the lapis lazuli of an afternoon sky
As I drink lemonade in the shade of the old barn
I feel my blues drifting up
to become part of the indigo glow of the evening sky.