Midweek Random Ramble018


1. I’m taking a break from Facebook right now. No judgment, no soap box, nothing like that. Just decided that my other writing was taking a hit because I was giving away so much time to writing creative profile updates and so little time to writing other more time intensive projects. Other than peeking last night for under 2 minutes (yes, I timed it) I’ve been away for 4 days… or is it only 3? I don’t know, but it sure is hard to not go there, not wander around to see what all my friends are up to, not post witty responses to their posts and update my profile every couple of hours… oh dear… did I really update THAT OFTEN??? I’ll keep you posted apprised of my progress. And hey, have you noticed how much more blogging I’ve been doing in the last few days… could there be a connection?

2. So I got up this morning prepared for my ritual… shower, blow dry, dress, set table, wake up kids, make coffee… HALT!!!… COFFEE MACHINE NOT WORKING!!! So, I took a deep breath, held it for 10 seconds, and made tea instead. Only by about 9 AM I realized that the tea just wasn’t cutting it… the foggy feeling in my brain required more caffine than is found in Red Rose.

I got creative. Boiled some water, put the paper cone with ground coffee in it, inside a small sieve resting over my coffee cup, and poured the hot water slowly into the cone (you know, camp style!). Only the cone didn’t hold up well wet, and suddenly I’ve got this soggy, sloppy, coffee ground mess all over my counter, down the front of the cabinets, and onto my freshly mopped floor (yes, this is what happens when you mop… if you don’t mop, no mess, as soon as you mop… mess) And, after I cleaned it all up, I enjoyed a mug of hot coffee with milk and sugar and a smile.

Worth all that trouble… you betcha!!!

3. Heading out the door to the frozen dog park. YES! Frozen again. I’ve had several visits lately that were more Spring-like than Winter, and the result was mud, mess (I seem to have a mess theme going here) and then there was the head to toe shower of poop-infused water that put me over the edge. So, I’ve been away. And now it’s frozen and I’m going back. And Emmy will thank me. She’s been a little stir-crazy without the running and romping and wrestling of the dog park. I just wish there were an easier way to transition to Spring with a dog… without mud!

4. Wrote 2 3 poems these last few days. See #1. Perhaps there really is a correlation… just saying.

5. Getting ticked at WordPress and their built in ‘filters’… been having so much garbage coming at me here on my blog… one day there were 200 so-called ‘referrers’ that were not only ‘spam’, but bad, rude, inappropriate, yuck… you know what I mean. So I emailed support and asked for help… still waiting for someone to help me be proactive about this! Anyone know anything that might help?

6. So what’s with the Starbucks ‘Via’ instant coffee anyway? I mean, we’ve always mocked teased my father-in-law for not drinking ‘real’ coffee. He mixes his mug of morning coffee by the tablespoon (is it Folgers or Maxwell House?) and says it’s just fine. But, when he comes here to visit us, he does seem to really enjoy making pot fulls of the percolated kind. I’m just surprised that a die hard coffee drinking Starbucks culture would find this ‘Via’ to be an acceptable alternate to real percolated coffee? And if ‘Via’ turns out to be a successful product line, does that mean Folgers was right all along about ‘the best part of waking up’?

Maybe I won’t have to go out and buy a new coffee maker today… just little boxes of individual packets of ‘Via’? … no…I’m not convinced.

(Settled on a ‘french press’… 1/10th the cost of a percolator and strong, hot, black coffee!)

7. OK, I guess that’s it. Duty calls. The dog calls. My To Do List calls… so that I can spending some time just being when it’s done. Or, should I be being before… betwixt and between… is writing being… is blogging being… and other questions!

Peace will come,

Lesley-Anne

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7 thoughts on “Midweek Random Ramble018

  1. If you were here beside me, I would give you a “high five”. You are the second person this week that has told me they are leaving face book, or taking a break. Well done! Yes, I have noticed you are blogging very consistently these days and I read all your blogs. I especially love your mid week ramblings::)) I post on face book a a few days a week, usually on Fridays when I am not in the office. I have always wondered how people can post so faithfully and regularily, even though I love and admire their sense of curosity and committment..it’s not for me. Once I start I can spend hours flipping around in it, and I just don’t have the time. I was talking with
    I was talking with another friend this week, and she was saying that all this social medial frenzy will start to level off after a while. I think she is right. Levelling starting and once again YOU are on the cutting edge. Hugs…friend.

  2. Hey you coffee experimenter extraordianaire – Good for you for putting FB on hold for a while.. I find it can really suck you in, and there goes a whole bunch of time that I have to dezombify myself – I like that word – just made it up..I’m trying to limit myself to a couple sneak peaks per day – or none at all some days. So I hope you find lots of creative juices with new sources of energy(Divine). I can sympathize with your coffee mess the other day. Ian has been making coffee lately – quite good I must say – but last time he forgot to dump out the old coffee in the pot, hence new coffee ALL OVER drawer, cabinet, floor etc..and of course he walked away to somewhere else in the house – urgh.. OK – sending lots of love.. Sue

  3. Good on you, L.A.
    Knowing that you want to maximize your time – creatively and wisely, I am grateful that you have discovered, yet again, the importance of establishing priority.
    Bless you for your resolve.
    hugs

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