Things I Am Doing

November 30, 2010 @ 6:29 am | Filed under: Family

(In lieu of a post, a list)

Reading CYBILs books, spose that goes without saying.

Reading to Rilla a lot: current favorites include CRAZY HAIR*, THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, and the word-perfect MORE MORE MORE SAID THE BABY.

Working through the ASL lessons at Lifeprint (again). This is a thing I do periodically with languages. German and ASL, several times a year, each. A week or three of intense immersion and then life whisks me elsewhere.Β  ASL is my boy’s other language, and although he uses English as his primary, he tends to sign along with a lot of what he is speaking—especially fingerspelling names and such. He spells so rapidly I can barely read it.

Playing Lexulous (speaking of being back on a kick).

Not gardening, and I’m not sure why! This is usually a busy time of year for me in my bee garden. Cool enough to dig, but not cold, and enough rain to make things actually be green.

Working on this one thing, and that other thing. (She said cryptically.)

Amusing myself with this post, and almost certainly no one else.

Listening to this song over and over.

*Not Scary Hair as I posted at first. I’m the one with scary hair this morning. Must have been projecting.


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  1. Weird. I had a whole bunch of other stuff on this list. Swallowed by a black hole?

  2. That is such a great song.

    I remember The Tiger Who Came To Tea from my own childhood!

  3. Except you made me laugh out loud with your “amusing myself and no one else” line, so…sorry. Must contradict you.

    And, technically, the “scary hair” line could be applied to the guy in the video.

    (May he rest in peace.)

  4. You amused me with your post πŸ™‚

    And I’m so glad you’re on a Lexulous kick again.

  5. I almost bragged about the bingo I got in our game but I’m just too modest for that. πŸ˜‰

  6. Mags, re Kurt’s hair in that video: funny you mentioned it because it FASCINATES me. Did he have to plan ahead & not wash it for a certain number of days before the performance to achieve the perfect grunge ratio? Or did he completely not think about it at all? I seriously sat there pondering this question during one of my repeated viewings, so it cracked me up that you called him out on it too.

    But oh my goodness, what he does with that Lead Belly song. That voice so full of raw pain. I miss him.

  7. I used to listen to this song almost every morning while getting ready for high school. Haven’t heard it in ages. Thanks for the blast from the past.

    Oh, and count me among the amused! πŸ˜‰

  8. I was doing my student teaching in Paris when he died. (heavy sigh) My host family’s daughters were shaken and when I asked them, they told me.

    Have you ever heard the word “Nirvana” spoken with a thick French accent? It took me ten minutes to figure out what they were saying.

    Yes, he is missed. What a voice. What a soul.