Friday, January 20, 2012

Quick Takes (20)

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PMS really stinks.  Not the word I really wanted to use, but I’m trying to be polite. I hate feeling crabby and cranky and tired.  I don’t like not sleeping.  At my age you would think I’d be over this by now.  When will it ever end???

Back in the 80s I remember watching a movie in which a real life ballerina played an ice skater.  It was the most beautiful skating I ever remember seeing.  Does anyone else remember that movie?  I’m trying to find out the name of it.

I have been getting frustrated with Blogger.  Every time I try to leave a comment, the combox screen just freezes up.  I’m not ignoring any of you, I just can’t let you know I’m thinking of you. (And I am.)

I’ve really been enjoying writing lately.  That’s actually kind of funny because in high school and college I rather hated it.  I suppose this time it’s different because I am writing about things that I want to not what I’ve been told to.

I have started researching the raising of goats.  I really wasn’t kidding when I said I want to get some, eventually.  They are an interesting critter and it should be a fun process.  It’s going to take a bit of time getting ready for them.  We need to reclaim an area that is overgrown with weeds and get grass growing there instead, build a barn and put in a fence.  I’m actually looking forward to the barn building.  A couple years ago I built a bridge with my dad and have been wanting a new construction project.

The cold weather and dark evenings are really conducive to curling up under a blanket with a good book so I have been reading a lot lately.  If you’re looking for one, I have just the suggestion.  I’m currently reading Toward the Gleam by T. M. Doran, and although I haven’t gotten very far, I’m finding it to be a great read.  It combines adventure, mystery and history with very intelligent writing.

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“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
–  GKC Where All Roads Lead, 1922 

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Have a great weekend!


  1. #5 - This and your earlier post about goats remind me of something I tell people when they ask if DH and I have kids: "Nope, it's illegal to raise goats in the city limits." :)

  2. The only skatingmovie I know pre-Cuttin EWdge is Ice Castles. But I thought that was 70s.

  3. The only woman I know of from that era who both skated and danced was Katherine Healy. But I don't know if she ever skated in a movie.

  4. echoing kate on "ice castles".

  5. I was going to say The Cutting Edge. But I don't think it's right.
    I think raising goats would be fun. It sounds like you have quite a list to do, but know that of all people, YOU can get it done. Goats have a lot of personality.
    I'm sorry about PMS. It royally stinks. Glad you are relaxing and making the most of the cold nights with a great book. I'll have to remember it!

  6. sthenryii's comment has me laughing so hard...I need to remember that one!!!

    PMS does suck. See, no need to be polite ;).

    Wonder if the new comment thread option is screwing up blogger? Stupid blogger!

  7. Woo hoo! Comments seem to be working again.

    Gina - I think you're right. I did a Google search on Katherine Healy and she was in one movie - "Six Weeks" - with Mary Tyler Moore and Dudly Moore. In the movie she both skated and danced, and in the end, died, which is something else I remembered about the movie. Will have to see it the library has it.

    StHenri - I'll have to remember your comeback. I'll just change it a bit - "Kids? No. We haven't built the barn for them yet."

  8. Hmm? I spoke too soon. Comments are working on some sites, but not others. Frustrating.