Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just the way it is - random


Do you have those weeks where it seems that you wake up on Monday, and then suddenly it's Thursday night and you wonder where the week went?  What did I do this week?  I know that I did some gardening, and went to work but it is mostly a blur and I hope to slow down tomorrow to be able to enjoy the weekend.  But really, this weekend to weekend thing is for the birds.  I may take Friday's off this summer (I say that most summers, but this one might actually work)and get all my chores done so that the whole weekend is free, free, free. 
I'm reading a book called "Eat, Pray, Love".  I'm in the middle of "Pray".  I can already see quoting from this book which is not something that I often do.    The reviews are totally mixed, calling it a "heavyweight" book and a "self absorbed wallow".  So far I'm liking it,  we'll see how it goes.  I also just finished a great book called "Sermons in Stone"  - interesting to a New Englander.  
Some recent pictures from my garden, a jack in the pulpit, one of the remaining rhododendrons,  and trillium.  Again, a real new England garden. ( and the rest of the Rhody's are in the stomach of all the deer who ate them this past winter)



9 comments:

Debra Kay said...

Lovely flowers-I spent a lot of time outside the past few days. I agree, the weekend to weekend thing is not living. Even worse were the years were I worked all weekend too-at the office. A good deal of the 90's I don't really remember-and none of it was due to good drugs.

My father and I quarreled not too long ago. He said "why are YOU tired?" and I looked him right in the eye and said "I bet I've worked more hours than you have in your entire career over the past 20years." and he didn't argue, and he was only thinking in terms of office time, not college time, working from the house at night, etc.

I was bitter, now I'm not, about all the hours I worked. I did it willingly, I pushed some limits and it probably took a toll on my health, mental or otherwise. But you know, we are all going to end up dead and it doesn't really matter if my corpse is well worn or not.

That said, I've learned what I need to learn from the insane hours-because I have absolutely no desire for it any longer.

Forever Young said...

yes, take fridays off, you owe it to yourself...as you say, time flies past and you never get it back...love your pinks (ha ha you and i and pink!).

sukipoet said...

I loved Eat, Pray, Love. i'm not a traveler so I enjoy the vicarious and well-written adventure to places I might like to go. Do take Fridays off. Yes, yes. Love the jack in the pulpits Havent seen those in awhile.

Sarah said...

I'm working on a way to stretch time, not qite there yet though so I vote for you taking Fridays off too. Life's short and it passes in a flash - plus your gardens lovely and is obviously calling you!

Cris in Oregon said...

Hey time flys fast even if you don't work. It has wings on it. You SHOULD try taking off Fridays. Lynn does and she gets lot's done.
Love the photos.

Teri C said...

I've discovered that time flies just as fast when I retired....or is that age creeping up on me.

You really do have a New England garden, but a happy one for sure.

Fern said...

jack in the pulpit...such magical flowers...your garden looks lovely...

Michele said...

I LOVED Eat Pray Love. In fact, I would only read two or so pages at a time because I didn't want it to end. But it did end and now I want to read it again. Enjoy and feel free to quote from it anytime : )

human being said...

wow... a wonderful garden... and you ask what you did this week?!!
it IS a lot of work...