Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday/Monday Meandering

There should be words here. But...I'm not sure what those words should be.

I'm blaming everything on the lack of sun.

Once summer is here, we'll do more stuff. Once summer is here, I'll feel better. Once summer is here, I'll have something to write about. Summer summer summer...

Yesterday Chloe and I were talking about weddings, and she was absolutely appalled that I didn't want flower girls in mine. "Why do I need flower girls, Chloe?" I asked.

"Because it's what you do at weddings!"

Well excuse me! I think she just wants to be a flower girl...but that's not on my radar quite yet...

Well, okay, theoretically it is, but for all practical purposes, it's not.

Lilli and Lauren spent pretty much the whole weekend taking pictures of themselves. They spent hours in the bathroom, gussying and painting and dying hair, hours in the woods posing in the rain, and hours on myspace, posting hundreds of pictures. I'm glad they have so much fun together, but I hope they will learn to look past the reflection in the mirror.

After the dying extravaganza, I did find a streak of dye on my favorite sweat pants. My fault...I left them on the bathroom floor. But I don't mind the streak, mainly because the dye coordinates with the pants. Nothing adds character to pants quite like a streak of dye on the hip or a splash of paint on the leg--frayed hems and worn knees. I love it. New jeans are not my thing.

Also, Paul, I want no comments about the blue spots on our bathroom curtains. The dye bottle splattered and I didn't know it...
One of my homework questions this week is to describe the characteristics of someone I just don't like. I'm trying to decide which one of you to write about...

Ok, ok, just kidding...

The challenge is to choose someone who has never wronged me; to not focus on a certain event but to pick out characteristics of the person's personality that just drive me crazy! This should be easy, because I'm very easily annoyed by people. I never let them know I'm irritated, but I am. At the same time, I'm having a hard time writing about it.

What characteristics make you dislike a person? Can you think of someone that you truly just don't like?

 Yesterday, Paul, Chloe, Nicholas and I were at Barnes & Noble, looking at...books. We were teasing each other, and I said, "Kids, your dad is a dork!"

Paul replied with, "Kids, your........Heather...is a dork." Your Heather.


What am I to them? Their Heather? I'm not their stepmom quite yet, but I'm more than just a family friend. What do they think when they think of me? They reply in kind when I tell them I love them, they cuddle with me and show genuine affection, but they're cuddly kids anyway. What is really going on in their little heads?

These aren't troubled thoughts...just curiosities.

You've made it through my meanderings so far--congratulations on the quality of your attention span! Now, take a moment and look to the sidebar on the right. See that image of a pocket watch? It's a link. Click on it after you've finished reading this page.

A few weeks ago, I decided to do a photo a day project for the next 12 months. I thought it would be a good thing to focus on. It would make me pay attention to how time was passing and to remember a part of each day.

But, I'm having a hard time. Some days I just don't see anything. Some days I forget. This results in photos of the pepper and my glasses. Exciting, I know. I even messed up last Sunday! There's no post.

I could give up, but I don't want to. I need to stick to something.

So help me out! What should I capture with my crappy iPhone photographs? What do you want to see?

Go take a look, and either criticize me for my mundane stupidity, or think I'm brilliant. Whatever--at the end of the day it, just like this blog, is for me and only me.

Happy Tuesday/Monday everybody...


Tiffany said...

You're brilliant!! Having said that, I really hope your paper isn't about me...

Mom said...

Someone I don't like. Hmmm, that's a hard one. I try to find at least some redeeming quality in everyone. At least give them the benefit of a doubt. When you figure it out be sure to tell us!reste

Heather said...

I'm the same way, Mom. There's got to be something redeeming in everyone, and I'm sure there is! But sometimes they're such awful people that you just don't want to take the time to dig out the good stuff.

Or, they're really really dumb. I'm not a fan of really really dumb people. They make my head hurt.

Anonymous said...

Concerning your daily photo blog, it is a wonderful idea. What pictures you do take don't need to be something entirely amazing or important. Often in photo albums you only see pictures of the big events, the happy times. It's great that you can find something as simple as a pile of carrots to take a snapshot of. It's the little things in life that hopefully we can look back on and remember how things were.