Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Thoughts of a Twitterless Thinker

The next time you go to the grocery store and complain because your New York Strip steaks are $5.99 a pound, just remember, it could be worse. You could be paying $13 a pound for M&M’s in Las Vegas. I kid you not. But they sure are pretty, huh? Don't ask my daughter about it. Sore subject.

My son passed his test to obtain his yellow belt in Kyuki-Do yesterday. He worked very hard so in a few days he’ll actually be belted in a brief ceremony. I think he can now officially kick my butt. I’d better stay on his good side. Mighty mothering moment when you realize your child can whup ya.

Something I’ve never understood—how deodorant works on men. I mean basically they just apply it to their underarm hair, right? So how does that help anything?

Last summer I bought a wooden planter that I thought would look great filled with bright red petunias. I’ve never been able to use it yet. Why? Because every time I think I’m going to use it, my son is playing with it and complains that I am trying to take away his “gun base.” Need ideas for your ten-year-old’s birthday? Get him a planter.

I had a moment of quiet today. Jere was away playing at a friend’s homemade water park. The thermometer read 95 degrees so I turned on the swamp cooler. I had just eaten lunch of leftover spaghetti and sat down to read some blogs. Lulled by the serenity of the moment, I sat there, reflecting on my momentary solitude while blindly staring at my computer screen. The cooler hummed on hypnotically, and was soon accompanied by the far-off sound of a neighbor mowing his lawn. The mower got closer and closer and closer until…suddenly…Holy Chainsaws, Batman! It wasn’t a mower after all. I had awakened myself with the sound of my own snoring.

And then, Michael Jackson died. Nothing left to think.


  1. Love your Thursday Thoughts. In my head, I think of them as Randi's Random Thursday thoughts. They're gloriously unpredictable!

    What can I say...

    ~If I lived nearer, I'd get you a planter of your very, very own.

    ~Congratulations on Jere's belt - I know how much work goes into each one.

    ~Men's underarms? Don't even want to think about it. Too late, just thunk...

    Glad you're back!

  2. Janice: Hello! Thanks for the planter offer. :) It's amazing what children will choose to play with. Why bother with toys?

    Thanks for the congrats on Jere's belt. He is finally starting to see some results and is seeing his class as more than play time. He said to me the other day, "Mom, when I complain, and say I want to quit Kyuki-Do, don't let me, OK?"

    Ha ha, made you think about men's underarms!

  3. Congrats to your son! That's great:)All I have to say is I'm very happy that deodorant DOES WORK for men. Imagine if it didn't? My boys would make a fort out of that planter for sure.

  4. septembermom: Thank you! My son tends to take the easy way out sometimes, so I've been pleased that he has been working so hard.

    That planter IS fort material, isn't it? I can't really blame them. I know if it had been around when I was a girl, it would have been Barbie's back yard.

  5. Hayden: Thank you! Only a truly gifted person would recognize that. :)


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