Monday, October 4, 2010

Around the corner, Or whistling down the river?

I have some amazing news.....ready? 

It is fall!!!!!!!!!!

I know, it technically has been for a while.  But when the weather is still 100 degrees and you feel like you can't breath the moment you step outside it is NOT fall.  But today?  Well, it rained during the night.  And the weather is deliciously crisp this morning.  The windows are open and I am cold! The trees are being gently tossed by the mischievous breeze.  The sun is out, but there is a lovely spattering of clouds in the sky and a dark shade looming off to the side that suggests rain could come at the drop of a hate if lady nature so decided.  It is fall!    Oooh, to celebrate I believe I shall go get myself another cup of coffee!

I have had a song in my head of late...see if you know it:

Could be!
Who knows?
There's something due any day;
I will know right away,
Soon as it shows.
It may come cannonballing down through the sky,
Gleam in its eye,
Bright as a rose!

I love that feeling.  When you are excited for another day - not for any particular reason.  But just because it could have something exciting in it.  A feeling like this gives me motivation.  It is stronger today and I would bet money it is because of Fall being here.  I have felt like life is on hold.  I even started two or three blog posts in the last week and they never got further then a paragraph or two.  Oooh, I copied one of them...I wonder if it is still in my "paste"  Shall we see?  Heehee, this is kinda fun!


Oops, nope it isn't.  I have the lyrics from above there now.  Oh well, though if I remember correctly it was somewhat sad and dismal.  Perhaps even a little whiny.  You see, last week I was focusing on how miserable I was in the hot weather (I know, pathetic.  Weather is of such little consequence in the grand scheme of things.  But be that as it may, I was still wallowing) I have no excuse.  I refuse to make excuses when the only reason is to make me feel better about my self pity.   Goodness!  I think I need a new desk stool.  I have almost fallen off now twice in the past 5 minutes! You see, it is not feeling exactly in the right place in relation to the desk and I keep trying to move it.  But sadly the person who designed it ordered screws too short to secure the top to the legs so the legs are just popped in to the spots.  This makes it very unstable.

You must forgive me.  I am in one of those random moods where I basically write everything that pops into my head.  My mother and older sister have informed me many times about how when I was a young child they used to live in fear of what I would say next.  A filter was something that had to develop with time (and something I often still struggle with).  This means I have all too often said things I wish I could take back, and makes John Mayer's song "My Stupid Mouth" really more painful then funny.   And just now while looking for those lyrics (I couldn't remember them there for a moment and it was bothering me) I now am fighting the urge to go back to google and discover if it is really possible to play a quick game of chess with salt and pepper shakers. 

A short post today.  I don't believe I can sit still long enough for anymore.  But before I go today I have a quick request.  Our playroom is in a state of disorganization.  The girls clean it most days, and I help them about once a week to make it actually clean...but that was done just two days ago and it is horrid today.  Most of it is because my lovely 2 year old has a new game.  Find a bag (or anything with an empty inside - I have since hidden the bags but she is a creative one!) and fill it with pieces of blocks, mr. potato head, Lincoln logs and leggo's.  This results in all of the above being mixed together and dropped in piles on the floor.  Add to that dress up clothes and books it is a land-mine in there and something needs to change.  I think the small toys may need to go away until this state is over.  But how?  I don't have lots of small boxes to keep them all separate.  Do I buy them and keep them out of reach, taking them out one at a time?  Help!  What has worked for you?  We have this at the moment: 

But everything is still out in the open and so grab-able anytime by small hands.  At the moment most of those bins are empty and the floor is covered.  And this can happen in the blink of an eye.  Anyone have advice?  I would really prefer not to spend lots of money...if possible.  But we need to change something!

Alright beloved reader.  On that note I take my leave.  My coffee is gone and there is grocery shopping to achieve this morning.  To end?

 Come on, something, come on in, don't be shy,
Meet a guy,
Pull up a chair!
The air is humming,
And something great is coming!
Who knows?
It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Maybe tonight...
 

2 comments:

  1. I love West Side Story! (Something's Coming, sung by Tony) :-)

    As far as the toy situation....I know exactly what you mean. Both my boys make a total mess with the little toys and pieces and it drives me nuts. I'd had enough the other day and I dumped out all the bins and toy boxes and bags and sorted them myself into clear rubbermaid type bins with covers and other similar bins. Of course I know they won't stay that way for long, but it feels good to see some semblance of order for now! lol

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  2. I have the same situation with my 2 and 4 year old! It's very frustrating to clean the toy room only to find it in disarray the very next day. We too, have the color bins but I have yet to find a system that keeps everything organized with little hands running loose. :(

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