Thursday, November 15, 2007

Random Thoughts

Nothing of importance today, so here are a few random thoughts from my scattered brain.

--Mama Kitty has four kitties in all - she did the exact opposite of last time and had three kitties then waited 24 hours to have the fourth one. Odd. Two black and two calico. They're all in the bottom of my closet, thus I have a pile of clothes sitting on my dresser. Sigh...

--My mother had an Alphasmart sitting around. Yes, you read that right. Sitting around. She had a friend give it to her months and months ago and when we moved her to her new apartment last week, she showed it to me and said, "I don't know what to do with this." I think my eyes widened a few inches when I saw it! Since Stephanie Bond had shown us her own Alphasmart at the writing conference in October and raved about it, I'd been thinking of buying one of the little gems. And here my mom had one just sitting around!

I've been playing with it and I love how easy it is - turn it on and you're ready to go. No waiting for programs to load, no worrying about batteries or power cords. It's easy to type on, lightweight, and a breeze to use.

--I'm wondering if they're something to the whole feng shui issue. When my house is a mess, I can't stand to be around it. I feel unfocused and generally growly. But when everything is in its place, the carpet is vacuumed, dishes done, tables cleared of clutter, I feel so much better about, well, everything.

--Have you stopped to take notice of the autumn colors in your part of the world? Tell me about them in the comments section if you'd like! Here in Nebraska, it's been just gorgeous. Lots of golds, oranges, reds, yellows...and I love that crunchy sound when you walk in piles of leaves. Autumn is definitely here!


  1. Feng shui adjustments are very helpful. I think the best book is MOVE YOUR STUFF, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

    Anyway, that's the one that worked the best for me. It's practical and doesn't scold you for having a toilet in the house. I like indoor plumbing!

  2. Autumn over here in sunny Yorkshire, UK, is BALLY FREEZING today.

  3. I love autumn, I love alphasmarts (or I would if I had one...)

    Enjoy the kitties

  4. Yay on the Alphie! I love mine. So portable and cuts down on editing as you go. And our autumn colors are mostly gone now thanks to Super Storm Noel blowing them all off the trees. And taking some of the trees too. Argh!

  5. We are way past autumn here and deep into the snow of winter, but I did enjoy the colors two months ago!

    I have a Dana. LOVE IT. So portable and easy.

    And yes to your feelings regarding your house. I have the exact same thing. I don't like to be grouchy either so must do better at keeping things picked up!

  6. LOL at what Devon wrote!

  7. Oh yes - the maples are just incredibly vibrantly red and orange here. So beautiful.

  8. We don't have that many any more - not after the big wind last Sunday/Monday. However, we DID have lots of reds and golds, though not much round our house as we have mostly evergreens. My in-laws have a spectacular maple that turns a gorgeous shade of red :)


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