Thursday, March 8, 2012

tidbits of a very random nature...

...because flighty little me can't seem to focus long enough on any one subject long enough to write a full post. :P

*Happy International Women's Day!!! I'm sure there are going to be loads of wonderful posts out there to read today, and that makes me oh-so-happy. (Will be so nice to counter all the ugliness being displayed at women in our own "enlightened" [yeah just typing that word makes me gag a bit] country these days!) Anyway, when I opened up my reader this morning, just to see how many posts there were, this incredibly beautiful post greeted me.

*The weather yesterday. Holy guacamole! Talk about glorious! We've had a ridiculously mild winter for these parts, but still, to have a day in the 60s...wow! I mean, come on, the previous morning it had been 12 degrees when I took Max off to school. Anyway, it's supposed to be another very warm day today, though windy and rainy. And tomorrow, back to snow showers. But that's okay. It's the uniqueness of yesterday (and likely today) that makes them such a very special treat!

*There is nothing like telling myself I cannot do something to ensure that I do it. (Wish that meant that I could tell myself that "under no circumstances are you allowed to lose weight," but unfortunately, I have to actually mean what I'm saying for this phenomena to actually work. :P ) Latest example:
This is the "one, and only one!!!!" book I was allowed to check out from the library. :P Oh well, we may now be slightly more crowded, but I've got a lot of really good-sounding books to dive into. I've read a bit of The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home book--and it is so good that I'm definitely going to be buying myself a copy! I've also read the first couple chapters of Aristotle and Dante, and have a feeling I'm going to enjoy it immensely.

*Just a few shots from our trip to The Rochester Museum and Science Center on Saturday. Unfortunately, photography wasn't allowed in the Extreme Mammals special exhibit. Rich wanted to check it out to see if it was worth taking his Vertebrate Zoology class to. And yes, they will be going next week. It was an awesome exhibit.
























And since it is now time to take Maxidoodle to school, I shall be off and give you a break from my babbling...

9 comments:

Kailana said...

It looks like a lot of fun was had! Enjoy your books.

DesLily said...

oh wow, that DOES look like you all had a great time!

(love Annie's outfit and boots!)

Eva said...

My sister surprised me with a trip to our natural history museum for a 'Darwin After Dark' event a couple of weeks ago: I SOOOO thought of you and Rich and the gang! Anyway, I love museums, especially ones that create fodder for fun pictures. ;D

Jean said...

Our weather, too, has been very up and down lately. I need the wind down tomorrow to spray my clothes with anti-bug stuff. Whether that will happen remains to be seen.

It sounds as if your adventure is going okay so far. I hope that continues!

Heather said...

I love your babbling. And it looks like you had a great time at the library AND at the science center! It looks awesome!

And I love Annie's outfit! Those boots are fantastic.

Amanda said...

Those exhibit pictures are awesome!

Chris said...

Aw Debi, these tidbits just absolutely made my day…more than I can even tell you!! It was so great to see pics of all of the kiddos too :) I miss you all so damn much.

Susan said...

I love those photos of your trip to the science center! that looks so fun, and what we are doing this coming week for our spring break.

You have the same interesting psychological mix I do: doing the opposite of what we say or think! I hate it, and wish I could figure out why I'm like this. I have a theory that for me, it's shoulds, vs wants. and I definitely wish it worked for weight! lol

enjoy the 'one' book pile! you are so funny, Debi..... :-)

Jason Gignac said...

Tell Ms Annie I LOVE the boots :). Glad you're de-wintering, and that you let yourself have extra books. ometimes even if you don't get a chance to read abook, its nice to have it sitting, smiling at you in a great, lovely-smelling pile :)