Friday, July 29, 2011

We're Between 'Pings' Right Now

      I don't know if I've mentioned it to you, but hubby has been on vacation from work for a little while now.  We didn't have anything particular planned to do, or anywhere particular planned to go. Nothing gave us that 'Ping!' that says: "Ooooo! You should....!"...So, we've just been taking it easy, enjoying the time together. 
       Mostly we've just been...
        ...laying around...Listening to music...taking naps!... :-)
        ...and doing some occasional laughing!! ^_^ (You'd have to be here!) It's been the 'Perfect' vacation!
      Frankly, we've been so NOT 'Pinged' to do anything, that we almost forgot about Friday 'Date Night' this week!! O_0 I mean...why do you need a 'Date Night' when the whole week has been one big date?!! ^_^
     Part of this week hubby has spent trying to salvage whatever plants the storm left in his garden. And guess what? He's got 3 least...that are hanging on and fighting for dear life!!! :-) And they're starting to bloom too!!...He snuck out REALLY early in the morning to get these photos of them. {I think he thought they might try to get away if he waited until the sun rose! LOL}
        The vacation might have been worth it just to have him with a smile back on his face!...Be thankful I didn't show you that sad dejected puss after the storm the other day!! It wasn't pretty! ^_^
      There also was a little Library visit this week...
          Me and Miss Jane Austen are getting along swimmingly!!! ^_^ (Who knew the written version of 'Pride and Prejudice' would be as good as the movie?!!)
         (Elisa Writes)
         We've also been eating pretty good this week! In fact my friend made us a delicious vegetable salad yesterday, straight from her garden!! :-) It was so good!!...Hmmmm...will tomatoes and cucumbers, lettuce and other eatable things, start showing up in hubby's garden next year?!...To Be Continued!! LOL
       So, this Friday 'Date Night' we're giving the luggage a break....
          We won't be out on the Interstate Highway going anywhere...
         ...We won't be on planes, trains, in automobiles, on buses or in streetcars...
           We're just gonna be having a 'Staycation' right here at home. :-)
          ...Unless, of course, we get a 'Ping!' to do something or go somewhere else!! ^_^
        I don't suspect that's gonna happen this week though...I'm between 'Pings' on a few things...Hubby found these......I don't even know what to call them!....the other day when he was reorganizing my Office/Storage room...
        There was a whole bag of them!!...I vaguely remember my friend giving them to me last year some time. I think she had gotten them from someone who had bought them to do projects out of, but she never got around to them. 
            They're very pretty! And somebody went to a lot of trouble making them...My friend thought I'd be able to maybe crochet some backs for them, or something, and make some pretty brooches out of them!....But I never got 'Pinged!' to do it.
          ...In fact, I forgot completely that I had them!! O_0 So 'Come On Inspiration!! PING Me!!!!' ^_^
       While I'm waiting for that to happen, hubby and I will be in the backyard, looking at the stars. :-)
          Ring me.....or 'Ping!' me....if you need something! ^_^ Otherwise, have a good weekend everybody!!!


Do you find that you have lulls?
Times when life just has no 'Pings!'
Times when all that you've been planning
has been done! ... and nothing 'sings!'

You don't know what you should do.
Taking naps seem so sublime!
Knowing, when you look around,
that No! You haven't wasted time!

Lots of things have all been done.
But there's so many things you could do.
But nothing 'Pings': "Let's do this next!!"
The lull just gets the best of you.

Right now I'll try to ride the wave.
No expectation. Just relax.
Keep flipping books for inspiration.
Enjoying colors, brights and blacks.

Soon I know I'll be off again,
deeply engrossed in some new thing.
I'll get such satisfaction from it.
And that familiar little...'Ping!'


  1. Good morning! You need to get "pinged" on those awesome creations! You could use them as centerpieces in your brooches! Awesome!!
    You also mentioned a great vegetable dish from last night....c'mon....share....what was it??
    I'm so glad your sunflowers are still going to make it. We've had so much rain the last few days...
    Enjoy your day with hubby. Stay home and enjoy your book too. I'm babysitting, so I'll be busy all day too.

  2. Hello!
    I'm glad you are enjoying your week with hubby. The sunflowers are looking good.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  3. CinLynn, Yes, that's exactly what I think I'm going to do with these pieces...make brooch centerpieces out of them. Maybe they would be good on a pocketbook or hat too!...Sorry about the 'vegetable' thing. I forgot the word "salad". Ha! Ha! {My brain moving faster than my fingers again! LOL}...By the way, we're getting more rain...buckets of it in It's DARK right now!! Great weather for reading Jane Austen! :-) Say hi to the grands for me. Have a good day!!

  4. Priscila, Thank you! Yes...we'll having a nothing...GREAT vacation! :-) Even his sunflowers now agree! Have a good week too!!

  5. It is always great when you find cool things that you forgot you had. It will be interesting to see how you use them. I am glad that your hubby was able to find like in his garden after the storm. I love hearing about your date nights. I think that having a nice relaxing date and watching the stars is just as romantic as going to Paris:) Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I'm so happy to hear that your hubby's smile is coming back (or at least is threatening to come back lol!). I think it was really sad when I read how the garden being devastated affected him.

    Hope you enjoy your friday date night!

    This weekend is Caribana here, but we're just sitting back at home and relaxing I think!


  7. Shelley, I know!! I'm already thinking of ways to use them too. Now it's just a matter of finding the time...and the 'Ping' of inspiration! :-)) And thanks about the 'Date Nights' too! I was afraid I was boring my 'semi-captured audience' to tears!!! LOL You have a good weekend too! :-)

  8. Lisa, Ha! Ha!'s back!! :-] And it only took 3 sunflowers and a singing washing machine to bring it back too!! ^_^ ...Thanks for your nice comment. And have a good weekend too!

  9. First of all I'd like to mention I love the very first painting a lot, the boat one :)
    And then, I think it is lovely to just be where you are and enjoy the moment. And lets see when your next ping gets here and where it will take you :D

  10. yay for the sunflowers, they are 'survivor' flowers, glad they brought a smile to your hubby's face. enjoy your days at home. We just received a wedding invitation in the mail. It's in Hawaii..I so giddy with excitement at the thought of traveling to a a new place. Still have several months,but already beginning to plan of what to see and where to go!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I'm glad that your hubby's sunflowers are bouncing back. They look really good.
    Staycations are great aren't they! We often have those kinds of holidays in our house.
    Those fancy creations would look great as necklaces or accents on hats. I'm sure that you will come up with something wonderful for them :)
    Enjoy your date night with hubby!

  12. Silja, Hello! I haven't seen you for a while! Thank you for such a nice comment!...I agree about that first photo too! I love the way the sun shines onto the water in front of the boat. So peaceful...I also agree, of course, about just being together. :-) Makes me almost want to delay the next 'Ping'...and just read some more Jane Austen! ^_^

  13. Elisa, ^_^ That's a good name for them...'Survivor Flowers'!! I may steal that name for them!!....And how exciting to be able to go to Hawaii...and for a wedding no less!! :-) We have been to Hawaii MANY, MANY times!! :-))))) (Virtually of course! LOL) It's a favorite 'Date Night' destination! I love the Luaus and the flowers everywhere!! Make sure when you go you take LOTS of pictures!! I know! It's still a long time off, but WOW!!! :-) You'll have a lot of months to smile before it gets here!!...Have Poetic sweet dreams about it tonight...and a good weekend to boot!

  14. Jo-anne, Hubby says thank you very much for the nice words about his "babies". And I thank you for the nice words about mine too! ^_^ Hubby is 'slightly' worried about his 'babies' tonight. There's a LOT of wind in the backyard this evening...and a rain storm due as an overnight thing. Hopefully he'll still have some sunflowers by daybreak!!! LOL...And yes, Staycations are the best! No expense and nothing but rest and relaxation...and eating good, I might add! :-)

  15. You are the best!! And you've been great company for me tonight, getting all caught up on your happenings. Pure fun...I could just roll around in your attitudes... (sheesh....things are shaking around here a bit....I'm sprawled on the couch and the earth started jiggling..a bit disconcerting but not unexpected...a bit of real-time Japan coming through....)anyway, thanks for the down home positive outlooks and your prayerful life. I appreciate the connections and enjoy your poetry, Miss Wug. :) Pam

  16. SOiNTOiT, Hello!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad to hear from you!!! I left 2 messages on your blog that came back to me saying that the server wasn't connected or something like that!...I've been thoroughly enjoying your travels and your photos of Japan. Loved that 'building'. WOW!! So, even if you can't get my messages...I'm reading and looking!! {Stay close to doorways!! LOL} ^_^ Thank you for all of the kind words too!!


Wait!! Click the "Join This Site" button, and leave me a comment! I'd love to get your thoughts! ^_^