Posted on Jun 7th, 2009 by Allison (In the Garden, Whatever)

It feels like it’s been a long time since I posted and, for some reason, the thought of doing to has been a bit overwhelming.  To break myself back in, here are some random thoughts that have occupied my mind since I last posted.

Delphinium BouquetWas thrilled with the $5 delphinium bouquet I picked up at the local farmers market Friday.

Yes, $5.00

I think I’ll drop by every Friday and pick up a fresh bouquet of flowers.

I get grumpy when I’m too warm.  Anything over 80 degrees is too warm.

I’m glad I have access to a pool when it gets over 80 degrees.  I love swimming – or at least exercising in swimming pools.  And preferably the water won’t be ice cold next time!

Unlike most people in Seattle, I was happy when the heat wave passed and cooler days returned.  I spent much of yesterday planting in my garden (a garden post coming soon).

Hummingbird foodHummingbirds make me happy. Don’t have a pic of them, but here’s where they comes to dine every day.  Last night one came by while I was sitting on the patio, and he hovered down at eye level and looked straight at me for several seconds.   I love him.

On the other hand, snails, slugs, spiders and  mosquitoes – still not a fan.

Also not a fan of the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold mean-spirited Prop 8.    Also still not a fan of Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.

Still happy that Obama won the election and am pleased with how he is engaging internationally.

hphbp.jpgI’m eagerly awaiting the release of Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince movie!

I think I’ll go see the new Star Trek film this afternoon. Have you seen it?

While I’m gone, please share a few of your random thoughts.

(12) Comments   


Michelle on June 7th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I love your delphineums (SP) especially next to your froggy. I have one little humming bird that flies around my yard, I feel bad because I don’t have his elixir up for him, but he still comes to visit me. I do not have any snails or slugs but I do have pesky pigeons.

I loved the Star Trek movie. I especially enjoyed Spock, he’s very cute..I thought he was quite the scene stealer. You can’t take your eyes off him.

I enjoyed Obama’s speech at the Cairo University, he did an excellent job.

Chris on June 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

All I have is random thoughts…

your flowers are gorgeous. And it’s too bad that it got so “hot” there! Dont’ ever visit us in the summer, all I’m sayin. :(

Yes, go see Star Trek, you will enjoy it very much.

Honestly, I haven’t kept track of Sarah n’ Dick (would their Hollywood mash-up name by ‘Sick’?) lately. I try and act like they don’t exist.

And Yes!!! for the new HP movie. FINALLY. Michelle will be first in line.

Allison on June 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Loved Star Trek – and yes, Michelle – young Spock was a scene stealer. The other actors really had mannerisms from the original characters down. Karl Urban was awesome as Bones.

Did anyone else recognize Cameron from House as Kirk’s mother?

Robert on June 8th, 2009 at 4:30 am

Javier got a dvd copy of the new Star Trek movie a couple weeks ago. I was never really crazy about Star Trek, but I really liked this one. I thought the young James Kirk was the best.

$5 for a set of flowers like that is pretty good.

I too am looking forward to seeing the new Harry Potter movie.

I get grumpy whenever it is over 70 degrees. Plus I get sick. I can’t handle heat. I went to the beach yesterday with Javier, little Javier, and little Andres.. Am fried today. Beet red…

I will only say about Prop 8 that this little sherade only supports my contention that supreme court justices should be appointed for life, not elected. When they face re-election they become nothing more than politicians who will do whatever they need to do to get re-elected. Oh well, there ruling is on the losing side of history. We began the year with just one state where marriage equality was a reality. Today there are now six. Change is inevitable.

Obama has been a bit of a disappointment for me. I never was a supporter of the bailouts, nor a believer that any corporation should be considered ‘too big’ to fail. He’s changed positions on some things that he was originally right about.

He has done better on the international stage, but on domestic issues I am not impressed. Still, in all areas he is a vast improvement on the last guy we called president.

Palin and Cheney… LOL.. It is almost sad that together with Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh they are the face of the so-called ‘new’ GOP. Recycled is more like it. More of the same. And this particular cast of characters will only ensure more defeats for that party in the future. Nobody listens to these folks except maybe the 20% who still believe Bush was a great president.

Not so sure Sotomayor was the best choice for Obama to make. Though I like her personally. I can only hope he ‘vetted’ her properly to know where she stands on the social issues.

Ashley Rae on June 8th, 2009 at 8:26 am

$5? Wow. Killer deal.

I want to see Star Trek. I hope I can ignore the fact that Spock’s character plays a serial killer on Heroes…

HP? Super stoked. Can’t wait. We’re going for Justin’s bday. Twice.

I like heat. Well, 80 degree heat. 90 degrees is pushing it. 100 is just too much, unfortunately- unless I’m in a swimming pool.

Jennifer Pearce on June 8th, 2009 at 10:35 am

Love your flowers, as usual!

Brandon and I read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire together, and we finally saw the movie on Thursday. It was great, though quite a bit different than the book.

We’ve also watched all the other Harry Potter movies up to that point, and I have read all the books now, except the last three. So, we still have a bit of catching up to do before we see the new movie coming out. :)

Speaking of catching up, we also finally saw the Mask of Zorro (Antonio Banderas) together this weekend, and it really kept us on the edge of our seats! Very fun show. :)

Kristin on June 8th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Random. Does that mean whatever pops into my head at this moment?

The wind has started blowing again. I hear it rustling through the leaves and beating on the window here in my office. On those few days it is not blowing, we should have a party. But honestly, you’d just get your party set up when then wind would return in gale force.

There is one of those pesky little gnat like creatures in my house. It insists on flying around in front of my computer screen. Driving me crazy.

I keep thinking I am done with this murder mystery. It has taken nearly all of my time and attention for the past six weeks (some of you may have noticed my failure to update my blog…) I finally gave in and printed up all the cards with goals, abilities, secrets and all for each of the 21 characters, so I would be sure to be done. I got everything put in their nice little packest yesterday. But then, I realized that this character didn’t have enough going on, and that character needed more details, so I have now spent another five hours today adding to the storyline. Now I have to print out a bunch of new cards…

I will be happy when Sam is out of college at the end of next week so he has time to do things like clean out his truck and do his laundry. He and I just seem to have different priorities for his time, though I must admit, he has been pretty dang busy.

And finally – I am going to go eat cheesecake for dinner.

Kathleen on June 8th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

I want cheesecake for dinner. Allison, I love the flower bouquet. I miss that in Utah, not being able to walk past flower sellers on the street and be spoled for choice by all the gorgeous blooms, not to mention the affordable choice. I do miss a garden.

Kathleen on June 8th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Sorry, I meant affordable price.

Kristin on June 8th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Hey, affordable choices are good too.

Allison on June 8th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

Kristin, you really need to set up a website and market your mysteries.

I want cheesecake for dinner too. Craig makes excellent cheesecake.

Kristin on June 9th, 2009 at 12:35 am

Oooh, today’s cheesecake was particularly, good, too. :)

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