Posted by purplemary54 on April 7, 2014
I don’t really have much to say today. Funny, since I’ve been gone for a couple of weeks trying to think of stuff to say. I guess I’m gonna have to get my groove going again.
Of course, if you’re trying to get grooving again, nothing beats this.
The awesome weirdness of this song seems to fit how I’m feeling right now. A lot’s been going on in the world over the last couple weeks; a lot of it started before I took my hiatus, but I mostly kept my peace. Between missing airliners, earthquakes, and Vladimir Putin doing his best Hitler imitation, I’ve been spending some quality time with CNN. Egypt is turning into a military dictatorship. Baseball season has started. Mickey Rooney died, as did the lead singer of Gwar. There’s just been a lot of zigs and zags in popular culture.
I saw one of the saddest changes today. Peaches Geldof, one of the daughters of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates was found dead in her home. She was only 25. There is no official cause of death yet, only that it’s being treated as an “unexplained and sudden death,” whatever that means. My heart goes out to the entire Geldof family. I don’t know how they’ve managed to weather so much tragedy.
My own life is going well enough. I’ve been repotting plants the last couple of days; Mom and I got a whole bunch for outside, including a mini herb garden for me. I would’ve finished today, but I ran out of potting soil. And the contractor is here to fix up the laundry room, the only room in the house that hasn’t been changed much in the last, oh, 30 years (new appliances don’t really count). Things are, dare I say it, pretty good. (Just typing that probably jinxed me.)
And I’ve been thinking about Dad pretty constantly. It’s almost a year since he died, and I’m not sure how that happened. I know time goes by pretty quickly, but it just doesn’t seem that long. Look out for some Dad music in the coming weeks.
That’s about it for the update. I might be posting a little irregularly as I get back into the swing of things, so be patient with me.