Friday, April 01, 2011

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Was hoping to get here sooner; I've been laid up with sciatica for the past couple of weeks. Feels like my left kidney, hip, and leg are being beaten with baseball bats, and that's on a good day. When it gets acting up badly, it feels even worse, and throbs continually. I'm feeling a bit better today, so I'm able to focus a little better.  My wife is visiting her brother for the weekend (I'll be taking her to the airport in just a few minutes), so I'm going to be a bachelor for a couple of days.


I don't know what is going to happen in the Middle East, everything seems in an uproar over there. It will probably turn out the way it usually does; whoever has the most soldiers and the best weapons will bully and beat everyone else into submission, and run things like usual. Nothing really changes over there, a bunch of neo-barbarian tribes fighting it out, only they can afford better guns these days.
I just hope the idiots in DC keep us out of it; nothing good ever comes of messing around in other people's civil wars.


We're getting a taste of spring, but it could still rain and snow this weekend; around here the weather is sort of odd.  The daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses are blooming well; the tulips should be opening up soon.

At least the flowers are brightening up things a bit.
Picture 1: a miniature daffodil; it is only one inch across.
Picture 2: full size daffodils
Picture 3: periwinkle
Picture 4: violets
Picture 5: catkins on a quaking aspen


Any favorites in this bunch?

"As Time Goes By" by Rosemary Clooney
"One" by Three Dog Night
"Saginaw Michigan" by Lefty Frizzell
"Squeeze Box" by The Who
"Those Were the Days" by Cream
"Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
"Jump" by Van Halen
"Waiting for the Sun" The Doors
"Dark Eyed Woman" by Spirit
"Sometimes in Winter" by Blood, Sweat, and Tears


Comrade Misfit said...

I'd rephrase it as "life goes on, until it doesn't."

You're still standing!

doubletrouble said...

"Sometimes in Winter"...

My girl (at the time) gave me that album on 8-track, when it was new.

terri said...

Your spring seems to be arriving much like it is here - starting and stopping with snow coming back to make an appearance just often enough to be really annoying.

Favorite today: Cat's in the Cradle