Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Randomness and My Weed Addiction

  • I'm considering taking Spencer off solids. Just until he's potty trained.
  • It seems the kids' excuses for not doing what I ask are getting better all the time. Yesterday I asked Ev to come sit by Spencer on the couch so I could go do something else and she said (from her place at the computer), "Um, my patient is kinda gonna die. . . " Well, by all means! Who am I. .?
  • The ringtone on my phone is still set at the soothing harp tone I changed it to when I was in the hospital when Spencer was born. That's going on seven months. I don't really need a soothing ringtone anymore.
  • Two words that I find to be more welcome than most others when having my teeth filled are, "almost done" (I don't usually prefer to be numbed). Oh man, I love when my dentist says those words.
  • When you keep your house at 63 degrees throughout the winter and learn to really like it, it is that much harder to live in the 77 degrees it stays at most of the summer.
  • I am developing a bad habit. Nothing I need to repent of yet, but it's becoming an addiction. This morning I woke up and nursed the baby, did my exercise and went to take the trash out to the curb. I was very glad the other kids were asleep so I could take the baby outside with me and indulge myself. It involves weed. I have a hard time knowing it is there and not going to it.
The weed in question is clover. Our poor grass is overrun by it in places. I have started weeding it out and I find it to be EXTREMELY enjoyable. Our grass is long right now so you have to grab a little stalk by the leaves, follow it down to the base and grab the branch its coming off of. Then you pull on that and follow it, tearing up the little places it has taken root, until you come to the actual root base to pull up. You have to comb through the grass to keep it from getting stuck as you go. Oh my gosh I love it.

Of course it is actually a good type of weed addiction except for when you go out to do it when you should be doing things like making breakfast and writing articles.

If you have clover in your grass I seriously recommend you try it. It's totally therapeutic and better than dish washing for think time. And probably this is all making me sound weirder than usual. Maybe I am weirder than usual. Yes, I think I am.

12 comments:

x.Tayy.x said...

You're right about your "weed addiction" being therapeutic, I've been told by many that weeding or gardening is very therapeutic. This may sound just as weird, but a year or so ago when my boyfriend broke up with me I gardened with my mom and helped her pull tons of weeds, it actually seemed to help a lot to get rid of my stress and sadness. Also, I read your blogs quite often, I find them interesting =)

Barbaloot said...

I don't get numbed at the dentist's either. It's such an awful feeling---and even though I try not to look, the image of that needle heading into my mouth is just petrifying.

Carolyn V. said...

Oh, the dentist frightens me! I love it when he says he is almost done. =) Weeding is great! I have really learned to love weeding my garden this year (during the end of the day when it's not so hot). =)

Thora said...

I love baby (breastfeed) diapers before they start solids. Afterwards - yuck. I think you should definitely remove Spencer from solids!

Heather said...

When I first read your title, i knew it couldn't be the illegal kind, so my mind immediately jumped to the addiction of weeding. I also found it therapeutic, in my garden in Utah.

Moody said...

I love pulling weeds, but haven't tried clover yet! Sounds fun! I love feeding a baby corn...should just bypass the mouth and put it right in their diaper! That was my random baby-eating-solids comment!

Kimberly said...

I do hope you ARE weirder than usual, as it's one of my favourite things about you! =D

I love weeding too, but I'm too lazy to ever do it. Kind of sad, that.

Melissa Bastow said...

Yeah, you're a total weird-o. You know what I do with the clover in our grass? I just look at it and yell, "Phooey on you clover!" And then start laughing maniacally as I run over it with the lawnmower. Which is the NORMAL thing to do.

Erin said...

Enjoying pulling weeds...hmmm. Nope, I can't identify with that.

Susan said...

I'm with Melissa Bastow on the clover thing (but we have sooo much clover, maybe I'll just try your method for a change.) As for the dentist, is it weird that I haven't had anything but a cleaning done since I had my wisdom teeth pulled for my mission? (I'm pretty sure when we finally find a new dentist here in NJ he'll find that our old dentist was ignoring like a million cavities...)

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Um...I would really like you to come enjoy your addiction here. I don't even see weeds, and my fledgling garden is the proof.

Nathan said...

At least you don't have a screed addiction. That would affect your article-writing even more.