Things That Go Bump in the Night

Tonight we played the game called Things, which has motivated me to write about all the things that made me happy today.  Yes, I am THAT desperate for inspiration.

1.  We slept late. That’s the royal we.  Probably everyone else was up and being quiet.

2.  The fog rolled in and then it started to rain.

3.  The rain stopped and the sun came out.

4.  Canada won the Men’s World Curling gold medal, because Scotland let them catch a break.  It was very close.

5.  We had a lovely roast beef dinner.  My contribution was a broccoli dish which actually turned out to be edible.

6.  I got a really great picture of my grandchildren sent via phone, an easter greeting from my daughter, a couple of texts from W, and a gazillion requests to play Words With Friends.

7.  My brother told us some stories about the wild things he did when he was in his teens.  I don’t understand how he got away with them.  I wonder why I didn’t learn from his example.  Or maybe I did.

8.  I’ve been into the spiced rum.  It tastes just as good here as it does anywhere else. And after the third one, even better.  But I switched to Bailey’s after that and lost my powers of observation for a bit so I’m unable to comment on what happens after…how many did I say?  Four? And what was I counting again?

9.  I ate a piece of apple pie.  It seriously would not be an Ontario holiday if there wasn’t pie.

10.  I haven’t had time to comment on anyone’s posts, although I’ve been quickly reading and enjoying them when I can.  The only reason this is on my list of things that made me happy is because getting back to blog surfing is one thing I’m looking forward to when I go home.

My days seem to be getting shorter at one end and longer at the other.  Eventually I’ll have to get that turned back around.  A good start would be not reading half the night away.  Which I better get going on while I’m still conscious.  The only thing here that goes bump in the night besides the dogs tail is my book falling on my face when I doze off.  And if I’m reading my Kindle – ouch.

Things you didn’t realize…..

…..until it was too late.

Drew that card out of the box last night and was stumped.  Left it until this morning.  Still stymied.  Yes it does sometimes take me awhile to ‘get’ things;  the little light bulb is sometimes slow to pop on, but it’s that last part that I can’t deal with.  It’s never too late.  If your original big picture doesn’t pan out exactly the way you thought it would, then you just rearrange your big picture.  And life goes on.

An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from T...

An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from Thomas Edison’s shop in Menlo Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, maybe I’m taking this way more philosophically than it was intended.  I didn’t realize there was glass on the car seat until I brushed away some crumbs, felt a stabbing pain in the palm of my hand and began to bleed profusely.  But it wasn’t too late to save some unsuspecting soul from sitting on that seat and getting a glass cut on his or her butt.  So that worked out well.

I didn’t realize giving birth was such a painful experience until I was in labour.  And then it was too late to make myself unpregnant.  Although having the baby accomplished the unpregnant thing.  Then I didn’t realize how easy it was to forget about the whole labour thing until I was in the midst of it for the second time.  And then it was too late to have an only child.  Doh.

I didn’t realize this stupid card would make me crazy until after I read it, and then it was too late.


Are you kidding me?  TWO cards in a row that it’s almost impossible to answer??  Men know more about growing beards.  I think that’s it.  Next card please.