Monday, June 6, 2005

CATCHING UP

I haven't been posting as much lately. It isn't that I'm not interested, just-I guess distracted would probably be the best description. Two months of dealing with dental appointments and getting used to the results with contribute to that I guess. Then there was a couple of weeks where my knees were giving me fits. It's hard to be creative when you can spend about ten minutes at a time at the computer before the joints announce "you will move, this is not open to discussion."

Had a great time at Lisa's last weekend. I still haven't met the two newbies she call's the Assassins-AKA Alvin and Theo. They'd had their perspective on life "altered" and were pouting upstairs. The drive north was great. I just realized no matter which way you go-getting to Scapoose involves very curvy roads. You can take off from I5 and brave the Terwilliger curves. Or take the Sunset Highway and cut over through Cornelius. Only real difference is that it's two lanes of curves and nobody tries to go 70 while they're on it.

There's a stretch of I5 they've been working on FOREVER I may at retirement age before they're done. The bypasses aren't so bad during the day, but driving it at night is weird. You just keep hoping everybody else sticks to the program.

We had about twice as much rain as normal for May and June isn't looking any better. The lavender and the ground covers are ok so far, but the roses, rhodies and peonies are trashed. I thought I had retired the turtlenecks and sweatshirts for the duration. I like the rain but once you start psyching yourself up for sunshine......Could be worse. We get very few tornadoes, really bad thunderstorms or hurricanes in this part of the world. Gray days are a small price to pay. :-)

I saw in the paper this morning that the Iraquis are making plans to start trying Saddam for events that happend in 1982. They are doing this over our objections. I can understand why the US would object. In '82 while we knew he was an SOB, he was our SOB-at least part of the time.

Everybody have a good week.

 

2 comments:

oceanmrc said...

I heard a gardening segment on the radio today where they were talking about how good all the spring moisture had been for plants, especially for an extended season for tulips and daffodils.  Heellloooo?  Am I the only one who remembers the moisture in the form of the late blizzard that flattened them all?

lisaram1955 said...

Hearing you describe the I-5 drive is interesting.  I could do it in my sleep...  Lisa  :-]