Tuesday, March 21, 2006

My BetsyTacy list ca

My Betsy-Tacy list came down with a case of the doldrums so someone started up this Snaphot MeMe to get the creative juices (and the posts) rolling again.

I too seem to have a case of the doldrums – to much to do, not enough time to do it. Way to much stuff piled up at work – the un-cataloged books , science equipment and math manipulatives are taking over the back room. My E-bay office is a mess and I’ve 12 boxes of unlisted books in the garage. The garden is quickly being overrun with weeds and needs a couple of hours of serious attention. The phone keeps ringing and ringing and ringing. The neighbor’s dogs have a bad case of the non stop barks.

I’ve got the doldrums when it comes to blog postings too, so I’m going to borrow my list servs MeMe.

WHAT I'M READING
Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria by Carolly Erickson. Found this in a scruffy little thrift shop in Phoenix. I’m enjoying it so much that I’m going to keep it. Not that I need another royalty biography but I’m such a sucker for these kind of books. .

WHAT I'M WEARING

Red long sleeved shirt, kaki pants, Sperry Topsiders sneakers and my new Frank Lloyd Wright watch. I dress for comfort, not for fashion. Earrings have been removed. Today’s choice was dangly purple crystals. All of sudden I’m wearing earrings again – the kids are school have noticed.

WHAT I HAD FOR DINNER
Baked potato soup with bacon, green onions and cheddar cheese. I make a very good baked potato soup if I say so myself.

HOW I'M FEELING

Tired – standard feeling these days. Getting up each morning is getting harder and harder. Is this old age or is this another symptom of the doldrums?

WHAT I'D LIKE RIGHT NOW

Cape Cod White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn. That stuff is addictive.


WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING

Packing Amazon and E-Bay books so I can mail them tomorrow. Or listing books. Or re-listing all the books in my E-bay store that unlisted themselves earlier this week. Or read professional journals. Or sample books. Or folding the laundry. Or making my lunch. It’s so depressing to still be packing a lunch box at the age of 53.

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Going garage sailing. And perhaps planting some herbs and flowers in my front bed so the yard won’t look so weed infested.

WHAT I DID LAST WEEKEND

Packed books and spent 4 hours to the phone talking to people in India as we tried to figure out why my new Palm Pilot wouldn’t sync with my Outlook Calendar. Mercury is so retrograde. And worked the school carnival. Weekend, what weekend?

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO

Boston Legal, with one ear, My Beloved is addicted. I can take it or leave it, but Candace Bergen is a pleasant change from the usual TV anorexic bimbo.

I’m not going to pass this MeMe on to anyone specific but if you want to do a snapshot of yourself, then take it and run with it!

5 comments:

Julie said...

Hello, dear Guusje! It's been a while since I've been able to visit, and I'm so happy to be back. Just read through the last month or two of your posts. I am endlessly fascinated -- as well as angered & frustrated -- by your reports on the Katrina aftermath. We don't have very many displaced victims up here in MI, of course, though there are a few. Your front-line reports give me such a better perspective.

I loved your meme of 3s -- how I adored the Melendy family. Thank you for the reminder!

Also loved your article on career girls. Sounds sort of like Nancy Drew for grownups, no? Anyway, congrats on the column!

And last but not least...what color is elephant poop??? :)

Nancy D. said...

Hi Guusje-

Doldrums just about sum it up for me, too. Thanks for posting about them, and about the BT Meme - it has been fun.

And just what color is elephant poop???

Trish G. said...

Hi Guusje, I'm glad you're back. I'm not sure what MeMe means, but I thought I would respond to the prompts.

WHAT I'M READING

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell. A "must read" for all dog owners and people who work with canines. This is my second time reading this one, and I am enjoying it just as much as I did on the first read.

WHAT I'M WEARING

A paint and oil stained t-shirt, faded jeans and NB tennis shoes. I am dressed for changing my oil and picking up dog poop which is exactly how I spent the last hour.

WHAT I HAD FOR DINNER

The gyro plate at Bibas on West Gray.

WHAT I'M FEELING

Excited about the weekend.

WHAT I'D LIKE RIGHT NOW

Coconut cream pie from the Flying Saucer Pie Company - my favorite!

WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING

Cleaning the house.

WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND

Attending a dog psychology workship in Kerrville presented by Cesar Milan (the dog whisperer).

WHAT I DID LAST WEEKEND

Worked. Three clients, one new client orientation and the monthly pet sitters luncheon.

WHAT I'M LISTENING TO

The sounds from my backyard: birds, traffic, and quitting time at the mortgage company adjacent to my property.

I hope you have a great weekend book sailing!

librarian pirate said...

You know, Thursday in Library Materials for Children we were doing book talks, and three people mentioned Betsy-Tacy. Then I was at work yesterday and there was this adorable little girl sitting there reading Betsy-Tacy. Now you ... I really need to read this book!

alice, uptown said...

My solution to the doldrums is to take to my bed with a comfort-food-level trashy novel and a package of mint Milanos. ("The Best of Everything" is also a good trashy movie if you want to rent it.)