Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Morning ramble

This is a great morning...nowhere to go for a while, and I can sit in my chair and answer e-mails and wake up a bit. It already looks hot outside. The temp today is supposed to reach 103, and the heat index is supposed to be near 120. Exact same thing tomorrow, too.

This afternoon, I have an eye doctor appointment that has been a royal pain to schedule and get HMO approval for. My yearly glaucoma check, and also I desperately need new glasses. I'm really hoping I can find some that work this time. The ones I picked out two years ago made me dizzy every time I wore them, and I eventually went back to my old ones, which are the ones I'm wearing now. These are at least four years old, probably older.

Today my cousin Krista turns 30--Happy Birthday, dearie!!! And my SIL Lisa and her husband Tony celebrate...let me see...eight years of married bliss, complete with two precious daughters. Congrats, guys!

This morning I need to type up an August schedule for work, and plot out what I want to do for the latest Stamp It! call. I have to make lots of stuff in order to justify the large sums I spent on stamps and inks this weekend. Selling some of that stuff to the mag would help, too, LOL.

Non sequitur alert...this classic rock station I listen to in the car and at work plays a lot of Led Zeppelin. A LOT. And Led Zeppelin is a band I've never been exposed to much before, even in my previous years of classic radio listening. Born too late and born too square, I guess. The first time I ever heard one of their lyrics was in sixth grade when a guy friend of mine handed me a note that read:

"Hey hey mama, say the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove."

I realize now that was sort of a compliment. LOL. And I've spent a lot of slow days at work deconstructing this line:

" If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just a spring clean for the May Queen."

I don't know what that means, but every time I hear it, it reverberates through my head for days. So yesterday, I was in the car listening to "Over the Hills and Far Away, " and this line jumped out at me:

"Many dreams come true, and some have silver linings."

I think I might do an art piece on that line. It should be my new life motto. I have felt so slumped in my life for a couple of years now. No dreams, no goals, no fun...nothing to look forward to. When I heard that line, it made me think about some of the dreams in my life that have come true. And then to add on--there are even silver linings to dreams--and that is most definitely true. When you get blessed with something that has more and more unfolding blessings that were more than you could have imagined...even I, in my slump, can point to things in my life that have unfolded that way for me.

So, a life lesson courtesy of Led Zeppelin. I guess stranger things have happened.

Time for breakfast and a little work, then it's off to get my pupils dilated. Fun!


kaylaaimee said...

you can totally avoid dilation now. They just scan your eye w/this machine. It is great. $25 extra, but if your insurance covers it you are in a better spot than me. I ust did the eye-doctor thing this weekend. I was dizzy for the first hour I wore my new glasses, but I either adjusted to them or I'm just so crazy on these meds right now I stopped noticing. LOVE the pic by your nephew!

Jeremy said...

I think the lack of your exposure to Led Zeppelin has more to do with being born too square, not too late (you have been around for quite a while, you know). :)

All of Robert Plant's lyrics are profound (at least it seemed that way to me when I was in college), but one of my favorites is:

"You told your mama I'd get you home, but you didn't say that I had no car
I saw a lion, he was standin' alone with a tadpole in a jar."

Drawing inspiration from lyrics like these has made me the person that I am today.

Mimi said...

Good luck on the eye exam.

(whispers) I'm not a Led fan. I do like Kashmir, though. I've never listened to their lyrics particuarly, though.

Beverly D. said...

I found an interesting interpretation of STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.


bustle = disturbance
hedgerow= bush

If there's a disturbance in your bush.... hmmm.... Methinks I might have to listent to more Led Zep if they think like that. ;)