Thursday, May 7, 2009

Three Thing Thursday

Here are two sailboats around Stingray Point. Three would have been perfect for today, but imperfection is the new perfection.

(Imperfection is the New Perfection. Copyright 2009, Chesapeake Bay Woman Enterprises, Mathews, VA Zip 23ohnotreally. All rights reserved but am willing to sell my new, favorite, completely made up phrase to makers of t-shirts, bumper stickers and coffee mugs. Please?)

Three Thing Thursday is where I tell you three random things and you tell me three random things--anything you want. A friend recently suggested I call this Three Ring Thursday, which is quite appropriate since my life does resemble a circus every single most days.

Ready? Set? Go.

1. The other day Chesapeake Bay Mother was pacing nervously back and forth along her shoreline. Come to find out her goose, Gustav, was swimming too far down (really up) the creek with his Canadian friends. As no one might expect, she got in the car, spun out on two wheels, drove down the highway which runs parallel to the creek, turned into some absolute stranger's driveway and trespassed right on across their yard as she hollered for the goose to get on home. He did.

Details at 11.

2. Time is flying by at an alarming pace. Yesterday it was Christmas, and tomorrow it's practically Memorial Day. When did that happen? If I don't start doing the things I really want to do with my life and my children, it's going to be too late. At this rate, when I wake up tomorrow the kids will be grown and gone. Pushed in some obscure corner of the nursing home, I'll be drooling and slumped over--and that's if I'm lucky.

3. What are the things I really want to do before it's too late? What are the things you really want to do? Mine include things like taking the Chesapeake Bay Children to see (and hike) the Grand Canyon, Teton National Park and Glacier National Park. For myselfish, an Alaskan cruise, eating Vietnamese food just one more time, and documenting all our family and local history before it's gone forever. A glimpse of Bora Bora in person would be grand. World peace is sprawled out all over my list but assumed to be impossible in my lifetime. Still, a person can dream can't she?

Please tell me three random things or three things you'd really like to do before you're not able to do them, for whatever reason.

p.s. If anyone out there is saying, "CBW is having a mid-life crisis," I'd say they were right except she's been having this crisis since the age of 10 so it's really nothing new.

What has changed is the pace at which time is flying by and the realization that we are but a drop of sand in a sea of desert at the mercy and whim of an invisible wind.

Chesapeake Bay "There's So Much I Want to Do" Woman


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I sooo feel you about how time is flying by. It seems that everytime I turn around it's already Christmas again. Where does the time go?
Take good care and........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Mental P Mama said...

1. That goose is wayyyy too much work.
2. I took my children on a hike in the Tetons near Jenny Lake. We got lost.
3. Can we be roommates in that nursing home?

mmm said...

1. Retire
2. Play
3. Drive a used car.

Caution Flag said...

1. Not get a goose as a pet.
2. Hug and kiss my 14 yr old daughter even if she throws up because of it.
3. Stop pretending I like everyone.

Grandma J said...

The only thing I want to do is learn Vietnamese so I can figure out what Michelle #4 is saying about me that makes the other Vietnamese in the salon laugh like a banshee.

Grandma J said...

That was unfair....actually, Michelle and I laugh at the others...she's really a gringa in a Vietnamese body.

I'm making this worse, aren't I?

Anonymous said...

1. I see that the goose and CBM are too of a kind. Each scares away the other's friends.

2. Yes time flies...did you remember to leave up your outdoor Christmas lights to be ready for the Memorial Day celebrations?

As for things I wish for...
Maybe someone to wipe the drool off my chin when I've fallen asleep in my chair...again.

(single, male, blog stalker)

Anonymous said...

It was suspose to read either:
"two" of a kind
"too" much alike

Yes, I have undressed issues.

Anonymous said...

Where are my golf clubs?

We all know that was susposed to be "unadressed" issues.

Daryl said...

Lets go to the Grand Canyon together but not a la Thelma & Louise .. that would be so not fun

3 things .. well .. (1) see the apartment painted before my eye sight fails ... (2) find a raincoat with a hood (this constant rain has reminded me I dont own a real raincoat w/or w/o a hood) and lastly well .. (3) maybe the new stove (installed yesterday) will have work sometime in this year .. the 2 weeks w/o gas has stretched into 3 months .. the new stove has nothing to do with the delay that's all on ConEd and the NYC gas inspectors ... sigh... are you sorry you asked? Be glad I didnt bring up/whine about my back ..

Daryl said...

Anon, hon, that would be unaddressed...


Lynne M. said...

1. A bearded dragon is not green. He actually looks somewhat like a miniature komodo dragon. About 2 feet long including his tail.

2. These three things are supposed to be random, right??? Well, how about this -
Kids are SO mean nowadays - some girl spit on my sons back pack!!! NASTY...

3. I thought we were going to see the sun today?!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Midlife and Menopause: Love your name. Also, I believe LTD/Jeffrey Osborne sang a song about what you're saying, "...every time I move I lose; when I look I'm in. Every time I turn around, it's Christmas time again." (OK, it's back in love again instead of Christmas time.) In fact, I didn't even bother taking my outside Christmas lights down this year for just this reason. Why should I take them down? Tomorrow it'll be Christmas again.

MPM-Yes, we can be roommates. Be forewarned that I will be/am already senile and hard of hearing, so I'll be screaming, "Whaaaat???!" a whole lot.

MMM-Good one.

Caution Flag - I like that third one....

GJ- If by worse you mean funnier, then yes, you are.

SMBS-Why yes, I did remember to leave the lights up because someone gave me that great tip. So, you have naked issues? Do you have those dreams where you're getting on the school bus with no clothes on? No? Never mind. Thank you, stalk again soon.

Daryl, I'm never sorry to hear from commenters, but I am sorry to hear about your stove problem. That could work to your advantage, though...can't cook, must eat out. Try some Vietnamese and report back so I can drool all over my keyboard. My family and I went to the Grand Canyon back in the '70's but we just peeked over the edge and trotted off. This time I'd like to get down in it, perhaps go rafting. Definitely no Thelma and Louise for me. Yet.

Lynne M: Thanks for educating me, I've never heard of a bearded dragon before. Bearded lady? Yes. Gross about the spit. Gross. Sun...what's that?

kerry said...

I'd like to see Ireland one more time.

Dance at my daughter's wedding. In a size 2 dress.

Guess that's three things, isn't it?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kerry- A size 2 dress? Holy mackerel. I haven't been a size 2 since I was a toddler.

Ireland would be nice.

Pueblo girl said...

Three random things? This is harder than I thought...
1) The word "preservative", as in "this product contains no artificial preservatives", means "condom" in Spanish, leading to some hilarious misunderstandings.
2) Summer has suddenly arrived here; two days ago I was in woolies, today it's 30ยบ. Never mind about before I die, before it gets much hotter I hope to be able to leave the city and get back to my village near the mountains.
3) Wikipedia tells me that "goose" is one of the oldest words of the indo-european languages, but you can't believe everything you read, as it goes on to say that geese are only territorial during the short nesting season, which sounds in stark contrast to your experience.

Annie said...

1. I had breakfast, and lunch, I think.

2. I took the baby for a walk in his pram down the park. My son-in-law is taking the baby for another walk. The baby needs to go to sleep soon!

3. I need a sleep..again. Or coffee.

I'd also like to see the Grand Canyon...etc etc...quite a list!

foolery said...

1. The first time I saw the Grand Canyon was in the month of April. We peeked over the edge. A big white cloud descended literally before our eyes. We ran back to the motor home to warm up, and by the time we got inside we were in a full-scale blizzard.
2. In a recent attempt to act like a girl, I tried some brick-brown lip liner (it's actually a good color, believe it or not). Yesterday I couldn't figure out why I couldn't blend it right, both times I applied it. Turns out I wore brown eyeliner on my lips ALL DAMN DAY, AND AT A SCHOOL FUNCTION LAST NIGHT. So much for being a girl.
3. I have been terrified of geese since the age of five, when one chased me. When I am terrified I tend to grossly overreact. Gustav may get more than he bargained for when I come to visit.

Sorry, too much coffee, yet again. Always fun here, Miss Cheeky. : )

big hair envy said...

1. I have undressed issues.
2. These issues have forced me to actually USE my gym membership.
3. I do not want to wear a mumu to the beach this summer.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

1. I have never been to the Grand Canyon, but still feel as if I do, owing to incessant reruns (plus the Viewmaster) of that double Brady Bunch episode.

2. Foolery. HONEY. Bring your makeup in July. Or don't; we can buy some together. I will help you. It'll be our little secret.

3. Yet another reason why CBW and I must be long lost kin: We share an irrational fear of those stupid pressurized cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls and biscuits. I mean, if you peel the paper and it gives the promised gentle "pop", all's well. But usually it malfunctions and then you have to hack at it with a spoon and you DO NOT KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO POP and it's like the freakiest thing EVER. I make my family members open them for me. And if no one is at home when it's time to open one? I will wait. Dinner was at 8:30 last night.

Oops, sorry CBW, did I out you before you were ready to share?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Whew. The afternoon around Hudgins Va, has been nothing short of CRAZY AND DRAMATIC for reasons I can't explain in a comment section or even a thesis.

It's 9:30 p.m. and I have nothing written for tomorrow, plus I'm dealing with a quasi-hopefully-now-contained crisis, so please forgive me if nothing goes up after midnight, but rest assured something will tomorrow.


Pueblo girl - #1 is downright hilarious. Actually #3 is hilarious too; that should apply to wild geese but domesticated ones such as Gustav? Oh no.

Annie-You always make me smile. Unrelated to that, you really should see the Grand Canyon and Grand Tetons. Both are places that no human being can describe adequately with words. "Spectacular" falls way short. (Good luck with that coffee. I hear MMM has some killer beans if you really need a pickmeup except he won't share.)

Foolery-Just so you know, I died laughing at your expense with your #2. No, that doesn't sound proper. I died laughing at your second remark. Chesapeake Bay Mother, who has no internet access but once she does will be a blogging force to contend with, came over tonight to read the blog, and when she read your second thing she said, "Oh, I've done that." You have no idea how much the eyeliner around the lips makes me laugh. BLESS YOU!

BHE: You won't have to wear a mumu and at the blog fest I'm pretty sure undressed issues will be in vogue. (Thanks for making me laugh.)

Meg: OMG THE VIEWMASTER! How many hours did we spend looking at those. Look at me saying "we" as if we were sisters. But wait, we MUST be related. Get this: CB Mother read the whole "biscuit can popping open thing" and said, "OMG they scare the basqweebus out of me too." When I told her about the spontaneous busting open of said cans, she said, "THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO." Do we need any additional proof? Please bring your mother/my other mother to Blog Fest. It's time we all came together as a family.

Thank you all for indulging me, and happy Friday Eve.

foolery said...

Soup. HONEY. Bring your biscuits in July. Or don't; we can buy some together. I will help you. It'll be our little secret.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Dear Mom: Thank you for that confession. It all makes sense now.

Foolery: Touche! Cheaper than therapy...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Between the mumus, the biscuits, the eyeliner and the honeys, I am in stitches. Good stuff.