Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WNPB: This Time Next Week...

Greetings, Bloggy Buddies!  Another Wednesday is upon us and it is time for the weekly random firing of the bullet points.  I wonder what Sheepie has in store this week?

*I went to the farmer's market this morning.

*Running a bit behind schedule, but what the heck.  I'm still on vacation.

*This time next week, I will not be on vacation.

*I think it is kind of fitting that the last Wednesday Visit With The Veggies for 2010 happened during a torrential downpour.  

*I can still go to the farmer's market on Saturdays, but it's not the same.

*Going on Wednesday is like being a part of a super-secret club.  

*The people who see the world during daylight and who don't have to rush...

*It's OK if you're thinking, "Sheesh!  I wish she'd just go back to school and stop complaining about it already!  She had a whole summer off, for cryin' out loud!!!"

*I don't blame you.

*But last year was the worst year I've had in over twenty years of teaching and this coming version doesn't look to be any better.

*Retirement is very far away...

*I am knitting the sock-in-progress furiously because it seems like the sort of thing a person should be doing as they await the start of yet another school year and don't particularly find anything good about the whole sorry state of affairs.

*Or I could be completely mistaken and getting all worried about nothing.  Maybe it will be the bestest, most awesomest year EVER!

*That happens sometimes...

*I watched Zombies Of Mass Destruction this afternoon while I was waiting for the tomato sauce to finish simmering.

*Did I mention that I bought tomatoes and basil today?  I did.

*Today's Zombie Awareness Tip:  If you think the zombie situation is the result of a terrorist attack, you are already half-way to The Land Of Bad Decision Making and Rampant Blaming Of Others When You Should Be Paying More Attention To The Rotting Creature At The Door.

*Make a note of it.

*This one was part of the Eight Films To Die For series that pop up every year.

*And if you aren't sure about that, please refer to the five thousand minutes of promotional footage prior to the start of the main feature.

*Still, I consider it five bucks well spent.  Any training is good training when you are preparing for The Coming Zombie Apocalypse.

*Pheline Philosophy:

There is nothing finer in this world than a patch of sunlight and a dollar store cat cave.

*Don't be taken in by the cuteness.  The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty has decided to take mealtime matters into his own hands.

*Found him dipping his paw into the chili pot last night.  

*That's right.  You heard me.  Chili.  And it was clearly not his first attempt at sampling.

*I think we all slept rather lightly last night...

*I don't care what The Cat Whisperer says.  We need to get some crunchy kibble around here.

*She's pre-approved a prescription for it so I'm gonna order some just as soon as I remember to do it and am not doing something else.

*Like guarding my chili...

*I shudder to think what will be going on around here this time next week.

*He'll probably be ordering pizza and sending out for Chinese.

*I can see it now...

Wait...YES!  That's the delivery guy!  Do you have enough for the tip?

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Enjoy the last few minutes of the mid-week experience and the anticipation of weekend days.  This time next week, I'll be doing the same!



trek said...

I dropped in on a farmer's market on my bike ride Saturday (the last time I was on my bike, daggone weather, but I digress). I held my dollar and asked the nice young man how much for a single peach. He said, "One peach? Just take one."

I think he felt sorry for me.

That or he just wanted to prevent my sweaty self from dripping on his produce...

Beth said...

His paw was in the chili? Ooo...

Kath said...

Whoa. I would think consumption of chili would cause some rather unfortunate gastric issues for a kitty, even an Absurdly Ginormous one! Fortunate that he only "sampled".

BTW - I found the dollar store in my new neighborhood. It is awesome. No cat caves, but still awesome!

Donna Lee said...

Maybe this year won't be as bad as you're anticipating. Yes, I am an eternal optimist.

We're heading to the farmer's market on Saturday morning. Unfortunately that pesky job thing won't let me join in a club that goes on Wednesdays.

Karen said...

A paw in the chili is one thing but if he starts adding his own spices you'll really have to be worried.

April said...

My Farmer's Market never has any good baked goods. Ergo, I don't go.

PICAdrienne said...

I have to admit, I am a bit afraid for you going back to school this year. AGK with a new apprentice, coming home could be frightening.

Julia G said...

We had a cat once that LOVED spaghetti sauce -- our theory was that he had survived as a stray by dumpster-diving at a nearby Italian restaurant.

As the new school year approaches, I just want to say a big thank you for your blog! I don't think I would have survived my youngest son's middle school years without your insights, humor, book tips and general appreciation of zombie games.

For the second year running, he has finished his summer reading ahead of his book-loving elder siblings (wow!) And as a bonus, I have a SNOT or two perking up my kitchen and an Invisibility Shawl on the needles (it's so small, you can't see it...) But seriously, thanks!

P.S. As a slight variation on the zombie theme, you might check out a game called Bioshock - the "thuggish splicers" are kind of zombie-esque, plus it's smart and nuanced. I'm not a gamer, but my kids may have converted me!