A Quiet Wood

A Quiet Wood

Monday, September 17, 2007

The Days are Just Packed

For any of you dyed-in-the-wool Calvin and Hobbes fans, you will recognize the title of my blog as the title of one of their comic book collections. I personally am a dyed-in-the-wool fan (whatever that means), so I knew that useless bit of trivia. Anyhoo, that title probably best describes my life as of late. My weeks are jam packed, and by the time I get a moment to breathe, the last thing I feel like doing is attempting to write compelling and amusing phrases with the intent of bringing mirth mingled with thought provoking profundity to the masses. *sits back in awe of the last sentence* So, there you are. I finally decided to steal this moment before chapel to at least let you know of my harried existence. ("We are here! We are here!" - Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Suess) If you can't tell by now, I am suffering from what psychologists term "flight of ideas", in which the subject's mind can quickly flit through a variety of thoughts without any seeming connection between them. That's how I feel this morning. So...how about that Bengals and Brown's game yesterday? Cincinnati fans are ranting and raving this morning. ...See what I mean?

So, as you can see, meaningful words elude me, and I'm afraid I am about to begin spouting meaningless cliches. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!" Oops! Sorry, I warned you. I'd better close now before anything else happens. I'm signing off now from GBS, "where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and all the children are above average." (Garrison Keillor)

17 comments:

kayla said...

This post wins the prize for the most quotation marks. Oh well I'll go eat some rhubarb pie or maybe I'll listen to a good version of "Keeper of the Stars".

jenny said...

Fun post...I love when I read something and find as I write my comment I find I can't quit smiling. It just felt like I had talked with you in person reading that--and it's been waaaay too long since I have gotten to talk to you.

Anyways I loved the "flight of ideas" thingy--that is now my new official diagnosis for my life as a mom!

Rev. Zach said...

Ah Ha! A quote from A Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon! I forgot that we are fellow NPR lovers. Ah, the "high" life. :)

Liz said...

I will have to let Phillip read the post. He is a major Garrison Keillor and Calvin and Hobbs fan!

JenLo said...

The Olsens are ardent fans of Garrison and Calvin as well. Our 11 year old boy has pretty much every C&H collection there is.

Kimberly said...

Did you hear the 1st of the season PHC? good stuff!

You are a hoot..I always love a Horton quote! Remember, it's not necessary to "compell or amuse"..just good to know you're doing well:) Love Ya!

Tara said...

Caught ya! I read your blog earlier today, but didn't have time to leave a comment....I walked away wondering to myself about "died in the wool" VS. "dyed in the wool"! Now I return and you have changed it...so I am assuming you must have discovered it to be an error!!! Wonder where that expression came from??
ANYWAY...loved the post. As always. And missed you Saturday. Would have loved to have seen you. I'm working on posting pics, but it will probably be later tonight before I get it done. Love ya!

Sonja said...

Yes, you did catch my error. It was actually thanks to a lurker that I was set straight in my ways. I was pretty amused when I realized what I had done! I'm not sure if I really want to know what "died in the wool" means. Sounds ominous!!

And who knew the fellow NPR and Calvin & Hobbes lovers who would surface?! Greetings friends!

Cindy said...

Me thinks that someone forgeteth to take their anti-psychotics again :) JK! Seriously appreciate the flight of ideas...very classic. You cracketh me up :)
BTW, it may not surprise you to know that my brother owns the entire Calvin and Hobbs collection :)

Love you, even if you are a little whacky...hehe!

Kim M. said...

Loved your post. Kinda reminds me of me.

Anita D said...

BIG Calvin & Hobbs and PHC fan here.... so much so that my dear husband has downloaded 4 PHC shows onto my MP3 Player for my scheduled 8 hour flight to NC in October.

Praying for you always.

Lil Joe... said...

after reading this blog, the only thing i have to say is this: 'I love you' lol!
You make me laugh. Thanks!

Making Memories 1999 said...

You made me smile!! (And I needed to!) :-)

Hope you are having a WONDER-filled day today!

Sarah Cook said...

Not sure I understood all that... but, I think I may know how you feel... maybe... uh, I am feeling a little confused this evening... Well, off to do housework.

Juwah said...

Sonja;

It actually makes me feel good to have you jumping around topics like lice in a kindergarten class room. (I made that one up myself) So ya coming to see me? Hope so. But you can count on me not to shamelessly beg. PLEASE OH PLEASE!

Toots said...

I'd ditto the invitation above--begging and all...it'd be awful nice to have you join us for the retreat! Wish Kimber could too! It was so nice to have you both come last year.

Tara said...

Dearly esteemed Resident Director for Women at the God's Bible School and College and Missionary Training Home..(YIKES! I hope I did that right! I'm not well-versed in the GBS lingo!): I know you are busy, but this comment serves to inform you that you have been tagged in an online game of blog-tag. It happened to me too. And now I'm sharing the joy. Please check my blog sidebar for the details.
Many happy returns of the day to you! :)