Thursday, April 02, 2015

Thursday Thirteen

Happy April, and happy spring! I don't know what to write about today, so let's see what comes out, shall we?

1. I don't like spiders, snakes, and mice.

2. I'm not fond of stink bugs, ants, or roaches, either.

3. I do like puppies, baby calves, and fawns.

4. I like the idea of leprechauns, unicorns, and griffons.

5. I think the hidden object video games that are currently popular, particularly the ones with a story line and additional puzzles, are rather like those old King Quest's video games. Does anyone remember those?

6. I dislike it when people lie to me. If you can't tell me the truth, then say nothing at all.

7. The grass is not greener on the other side. It's just greener where the fertilizer has been spread.

8. April showers bring May flowers that we like to pick. Here the rain drops on the roof top. You can hear it drip drop drip drop drip! That is a song from elementary school that I remember singing. Do they still have music classes?

9. A friend recommended that I try some cream called Two Old Goats for aches and pains. Yes, really. That's what it is called. My husband and I have had some laughs over that title. He wants to go into the store and ask "Do have any cream for two old goats?" and point at himself and me.

10. The most interesting thing on my desk right now is a bottle of Bach Rescue Remedy. This is homeopathic tincture that is supposed to relieve stress. It is made of flower essences and brandy. I strongly suspect it is the brandy that actually relieves the stress.

11. The best book I have read so far this year is The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

12. We hope to have a small garden again this year, but so far we are moving slowly with the prep work. For one thing, my husband can't get the tiller to start.

13. A large forest fire is burning in the northern portion of my county. Windy conditions have hampered firefighting efforts. Be careful out there!

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 389th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Thanks for that book recommendation and the smile on two old goats! I use Bach flower for hysteria, public speaking anxiety and it really does soften the edge.

  2. Hello i also hate spiders, snakes, and mice. Love hidden object games. I also remember that song from elementary school. Hope you have a great day.

  3. Love griffons. I don't remember King's Quest, but I do like the Hidden Objects games. We've had burning bans here for a couple weeks now -- dry brush and not enough rain. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Happy Spring! So far the best books I've read this year have been intense and rather sad. Ms. Gilbert has a reputation for being uplifting. I'll have to give her a looksee.

  5. #7 is very true. I bought some Uncker's Salve from our local Mennonite store that is some pretty good stuff for aches and pains.

  6. I love random posts! I don't like snakes, mice, roaches, ants, lizards, etc. either. Have you tried Blue Emu topical cream for aches and pains? The elementary schools in my district still include music once or twice a week. Once they get to sixth grade, they don''t take music unless they choose band, orchestra, or choir as their elective.

  7. I have a sneaking suspicion that you enlist your cows for the whole fertilizer spreading thing.....☺️


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