Thursday, April 1, 2010

Three Things

Welcome to Three Thing Thursday, where you share three things and I share three things. Any three things at all. Or any thirty-three things.

Do you think it's possible to squeeze any more "th" words into one sentence? I'm starting to sound like Sylvester the Cat.

I'll go first, but if you were here I'd let you go first.

Ready? Let's begin.

1. The daffodils are in full bloom now; they're everywhere and they're gorgeous. I was going to force encourage the Chesapeake Bay Children to pick several baskets and sell them at Saturday's Farmers Market in Mathews Court House, but on the ride home tonight Chesapeake Bay Son informed me that he has to do community service a National Junior Honor Society project that has something to do with an Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser.

So no Farmers Market for us.

2. Daffodils always make me think of my grandfather, the retired Brigadier General, who was a commercial grower in his later years. Most people called him The General. We grandchildren called him Gus, which was his first name. (Actually it was Gustave, but since that's also the name of my mother's beastly goose, let's not focus on that technicality.)

Don't you think it is odd that grandchildren would call their grandfather Gus?

3a. Gus had very, very bushy eyebrows that were so long they looked like awnings. Unfortunately, thanks to the witch's brew of hormones that attack all females as they approach the cemetery their mid to late 40s, my eyebrows seem to be growing bushier and bushier.

We won't talk about the other facial hair. Thank you.

3b. Yesterday I arrived home feeling gleeful and refreshed after the most enjoyable day at work. I did four loads of laundry, and the Chesapeake Bay Children even helped me!

Then I prepared a delightful supper which they thoroughly enjoyed. Not one single ant showed up at the dinner table, in spite of the fact that this and all other houses in the entire 23076 zip code appear to be built on top of the world's largest anthill. Afterwards, Chesapeake Bay Son and Daughter dutifully scampered off to clean their rooms. I think I even heard them whistling.

Then I won the lottery.

The End April Fools.

Now it's your turn to share three things or thirty three things about anything you want. If you can't think of anything, tell me about a memorable April Fools prank.

Click here to read my favorite April Fools experience.


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Your daffodils are beautiful, but I'll have to think about the prank. Nothing at all is coming to mind.

maria from nj said...

1. Our Daffs are out also and make me smile

2. So tired of this rain that even the lowly colorful weeds can make me smile.

3. First person who pulls a prank tomorrow gets thrown in the lovely mud we have all over after all the rain.

4. Last day of work for this week! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Funny, your grandfather was the topic of conversation one day last week at Happy Hour...I will have to ask Mathews Mark to remind me of the full story but apparently he was quite the guy!...and very well respected.


Country Girl said...

1. One more day of school until Spring Break!

2. I'd better get moving. I have laundry to hang on the line.

3. Road Trip tomorrow morning. We're heading south and stopping off at a national park we've never been to before.

Ann Marie said...

1. Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary.
2. What does THAT tell ya?
3. I aint joking.

Mrs F with 4 said...

1. Still no daffodils. Or greenery of any kind.

2. Mr F finally arrived home last night. His flight was delayed. Until 1.30am. I had to fetch him. With the children. The airport is not near our village.

3. He is tired. And told me he slept for 11 straight hours on the plane. That is practically an entire WEEK'S worth of sleep for me.

3a. I cannot for proper sentences, never mind complex ones.

4. I have only one teabag left. Disaster.

Caution Flag said...

I am going to plant a stick today and hope it grows into something green by this summer.

I was jealous of you until I got to the April Fool's part.

My 8 year old was hot last night and said he thinks he has the same thing wrong with him that I have. How do I tell him that menopause is not contagious?

Annie said...

Wonderful Daffodils. Happy Spring to you!

1. The Grandchildren arrived tonight.

2. I am worn out already.

3. The End.

Jamie said...

1. I'm wearing shorts and flip flops... this makes me happy

2. It's going to be in the 70's and I get to sit in the sun and watch my daughter play softball. This would only be better if I were playing too.

3. I'm thinking it might be time to do something about becoming single again, which oddly makes me hopeful, which makes me think it's definitely a good thing to think about

Prank: A few years back (prior to having my son) I called and told my mom I was pregnant. She was not happy (see number 3 and you can guess why) it was priceless, I let her think I was until latr in the afternoon.

Mental P Mama said...

1. Our daffodils are almost there!
2. I volunteered to sit in the church garden from 4-5 am tomorrow. 4-5 A.M. What was I thinking??? Good thing Good Friday only happens once a year.
3. You totally had me fooled with 3...

Trisha said...

1. I don't believe it is possible to really look at daffodils and not smile.

2. Spasmodic Dysphonia is a suckeroonie!

3. Walking in wonderful weather with a nice breeze is a great way to start the day!

Daryl said...

My paternal grandmother's name was Augusta. I called her Grammagusta, I thought Gusta was her name ..

In another lifetime far far away in Ad Land I was an office manager and on April 1st I sat at my desk unaware that all the secretaries and their bosses AND the personnel dept (this was so long ago they werent called HR) knew what was about to happen .. one by one the secretaties called in SICK .. and at the same time their bosses one by one came by or called me with 'emergencies' ... memos needing typing, presentations needing copying ... and then as I EXPLODED the secretaries all appeared LAUGHING ... I laughed too .. sort of .. okay I did not laugh, it was not me which was why it was SO funny to them.

Last year one of those bitches, er, women who are on FB got in touch and said how she remembered that day and did I .. I lied and said no .. YES I am sore loser .. wanna make something of it?

WV: amatin .. am a tin, will tarnish

big hair envy said...

1. The beautiful weather we're having is breathing new life into my winter-weary body.

2. I've worn flip-flops to work the past two days. I may be starting to get a flip-flop tan:)

3. Daryl's story made me laugh out loud!! (Sorry, Daryl. Forgive me??)

foolery said...

1. Regardless of my online name, I am terrible at April Fool's jokes -- either side of the joke.

2. I'm sort of thinking I might have Mono. How else to explain this desire to sleep whenever I can?

3. Barring anything unforeseen, I will be buying a new Mac as soon as the IRS cuts us a check. Cross your fingers for me. I'm tired of sneaking my internet usage.