About Me

I'm in way over my head. I'm a stay at home mom of three kids that I never planned to have. I'm just trying to get to bedtime.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Apples and Oranges

Certain things seem to be a constant in my life. Things like apples and oranges. I grew up in the county of orange. The bottom corner where the river turned south. I love that river, still do. I've swam, rafted, and crossed it countless times. It was a gateway between home and the rest of the world. I picked apples in that county when I was very small. I moved out of orange into the "rest of the world" at a young age.
I often think of the orchard in the county of orange,that I would pass on my way to my fathers as an adult. I always wanted to stop but never did. Maybe I should have.

I used to work near that orchard at a dairy. I would have preferred to work at the orchard but never applied. Maybe I should have. I used to go in to the city to sell cheese for the dairy, and in the city I would buy some of juiciest apples you were able to find out of season. I wonder what their secret was.

I wanted to leave where I was which wasn't orange. In my search for a place to land I thought I would try a place with an orangeman as the mascot. You see there was an old apple orchard in need of reviving. I didn't follow up on it, so I didn't go.

I then had to leave the non orange non apple place. So I picked up and left and to my surprise when I arrived at the place I was to call home every one was wearing orange. It was on their cars and houses too. I gave it no thought. I have recently noticed that there may be an overflow of orange colored objects and occasionally people, the apples suck. There is no apple cider in the style that I am accustomed to.

call it culture shock call it home sickness, but I don't like it. I need to have my apples inside my oranges. Strange but true the do come that way.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

and we put a tree in the house because....................

Well it's that time of year again. Time to trudge out into the woods ( some one's front lawn?) to find something that is going to drop things, fall and break some thing, leave a mess every day.
it will sit there for a month. no one will want to make it leave, thats just too much work. the cats will play with it and its dangly things. They'll knock it down and drink it dry.
"What do you mean 'Get down'. I'm busy here"

Yes, today I'm going to get a christmas tree today. and once again I 'll probably end up putting off making those phone calls again. well I'll try again tommorrow.