Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Lots of unrelated things, in bulleted form:

  • There was a two-way tie for which book I should read next, so they will be the next two books I read. I'd type the titles out and link them to Amazon and all that crap, except I don't feel like it today.

  • Jess won the giveaway. Jess, I don't know what to do about sending the book, since you're getting ready to get in your car and drive cross-country to move to an as-yet-unknown address. I guess email me your new address when you get one; it'll take me that long to get around to packing and sending it anyway, just ask any of my previous winners. :)

  • My grandmother passed away Sunday night. I found out yesterday morning. I told my kids last night. Beth took the news the hardest. It wasn't until I saw how upset she was that it finally got through to me. I am SO SO glad we went to visit in November.

  • I've got to start doing The Shred again. I was doing really great and had gotten amazingly strong and then came January 2009, the month of the plague. Now that we're finally all feeling better, I can't get motivated enough to drag myself out of bed early.

  • I figured out the song that I wanted to remember but couldn't was "The Way" by Fastball. There's another one with a deep voice talking something about the city and being rich and pretty. What is it? I can hear the voice in my head but not exactly what it's saying. That last sentence makes me sound insane.


Astarte said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. Thank heavens you made it out there to see her!!! She knew she was loved right to the very end. What blessing you all were to her.

Chantal said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your Grand mother. Take Care.

Jess said...

Yay! I won! I will send you my address once I have one.

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I'm glad you had a chance to visit her recently.

Alice said...

i'm so sorry about your grandmother. hugs to you all :-(

i thought at first you maybe meant "where have all the cowboys gone" because there's all the talky parts in that song, but i just looked up the lyrics and can find nothing about being rich and pretty.. so... yeah. no help :-)

LoriD said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Poor Beth struggling with it.

Your song sounds Leonard Cohen-ish.

Nowheymama said...

I'm so sorry about your grandmother.

Shelly said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother.

And dude, I thought you were insane WAY before that last line. : )

Tess said...

Awww, I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I can't imagine explaining that to the kids. Rough.

ccr in MA said...

I'm very sorry about your grandmother.

Could the song about the city and pretty be Lullaby by Shawn Mullins? It's got that kind of talky thing in parts, and these lyrics are close:

She still lives with her mom outside the city
Down that street about a half a mile
And all her friends tell her, she's so pretty
But she'd be a whole lot prettier
If she smiled once in a while

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

ccr - YES! That's it! THANK YOU!!!