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The Pancake Chronicles: grace

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Thursday, July 17, 2008


      A new morning. Coffee is in. Breakfast - done. Quiet thoughts? Check. Quiet thoughts slowly escalating to minor worry? Check. How does that happen so quickly?
      Regroup, girl. One thing at a time. Do what needs doing and then the next thing and then the next thing. Twenty-four hours will happen and another twenty-four after that whether or not I royally snafu.


Anonymous Captain Cat said...

Oh you! I am feeling every word here. I have no idea how those feelings creep up on one around breakfast time sometimes. Often in the early mornings in winter, I find. Or when hearing a rooster crowing outside one early Spring morning, my mother claims. Something about time passing. The French have a wonderful word to describe that exact feeling: "miasmes". Maybe in English it's "miasma"; the gassy, bubbling slow churning of stagnant, fetid waters in the pit of your stomach, if that makes any sense at all. I've just been reading through your recent posts - I love the buffalo. Hey, I have a joke: Q: "what's the difference between a bison and a buffalo? A: you can't wash your hands in a buffalo!!!" (cue: laughter).

So sorry about the soggy homecoming - are you any dryer?

There's a wee card winging its way to you at the moment in the post.

Thinking of you, hoping that those northern sun rays start shining through your windows. x

17 July 2008 at 11:30  
Blogger Ace said...

You're back! You're back! When did you get back?
Also, my trip is all booked =) .

17 July 2008 at 23:49  
Blogger Colleen said...

CC! It took me saying it out loud with a bit of an English accent before I got it but when I did that joke made me groan. That's a good thing. Groaning jokes are the best jokes as far as I'm concerned. If I ever have kids they will constantly be rolling their eyes and groaning and the more they do that the funnier I will know I am. Poor kids, I already feel a little sorry for them ....
Also, yes - miasmes. That's it. I don't think you could have described it any better than you did.
We are much dryer, thank you! And we should be starting to pick out new carpet and paint and etc sometime next week which will be very nice. Other than the immediate inconvenience of having to change around our sleeping arrangements there hasn't been too much of a down side to this whole experience. I get a new room!
I am warm in the north these days and I can't wait to see that card in my mailbox. You are RIGHT. There is something about handwriting that makes a person realer. (Realer?) Anyhoo. I can't wait. xo.

Ace! :) We got back about a week and a half ago. And your ticket ... oh no ... at the risk of being forgetful or insulting or, or dumb (deep breath) where are you going on your trip and when? (have you told me this already? eep.)

18 July 2008 at 14:50  
Blogger Captain Cat said...

Colleeen! So happy it made you groan, and yes, I know exactly what you mean, groan-inducing jokes are brilliant. And there are many more where that came from (for example: Q: What's orange and sounds like a parrot? you give up?.......... A: A carrot!!!!!!)(cue: much eye-rolling).
Whilst I am still on the subject of jokes, I think the bison/buffalo one is best told (or imagines being told) in an Australian accent, and I should have mentioned that.

I'm wondering if I have any more jokes...hmm, can't think of any for now, but I will be back armed with some more soon. xxxx

19 July 2008 at 13:32  
Blogger Sonya said...

Oh my goodness! I can't wait to tell somebody Captain Cat's buffalo joke. Hilarious!

19 July 2008 at 16:11  

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