Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bits of Nothing


I noticed that many of my favorite bloggers are not posting much these days. Dog days of summer, I guess. Comments have been light too. I checked my breath and deodorant – so it couldn’t be that. Maybe it is just my lack of intelligent conversation.

Did you see this article on the OSS files being released? Who would have thought Julia Child was a spy? She has always been a hero of mine for her great cooking. Now I am really impressed. In fact, all of these people who did dangerous work for our country and never took any credit or fame are just heroes. They kept quiet about their work – that is something in this day and age of tell-all books. Very cool!

I’ve been whiny about my bike riding, but I am hanging in there. Last night at church, my bottom (or butt - just for RunningMad) was so sore that I could not sit still. Unfortunately, I was packed in between Toby and Aunt B. I really needed to wiggle and squirm, stretch and bend. Finally I just got up and went to the overflow room to sit by myself. It was much more comfortable. Lindz’ mom "snuck" up on me and tapped me on the shoulder causing me to jump about ten feet. Then we both had to clamp a hand over our mouths while we giggled like two little girls. Glad we were in the overflow room or we would have gotten a spankin' for sure.

Jesse rode her bike to church with Toby (about 12 miles or more). She said it was not pleasant. I snickered. The Piper once made fun of me for saying that we live in "rolling hills of OK" as if this area is not hills. After living in WF and West Texas, these are hills. These hills may be nothing compared to NM, but they are hills. Just try riding your back up and down a few of these hills near my house for full understanding of the grades. I guarantee butt cramps.

Today is art, and I am really looking forward to painting with the girls, although Ashley may not be here. She is my favorite, you know. I may be able to finish an oil painting that I have been working on. Oil is not my thang, but it is popular. I cleaned house yesterday getting ready for the girls. I swept and mopped, cleaned the carpet and even cleaned out some knooks and crannies (what ever the heck a cranny is). I could do more cleaning today...na. Why spoil a good day?

Maybe I will come up with something truly blog-worthy later, but for now, that is all she wrote.

13 comments:

Buck said...

I saw that article on Julia Child and thought...ever so briefly... about posting on it. I used to watch The French Chef religiously back in the day... WAY back in the day, like in the late '60s & early '70s... and bought a couple of her books.

Apropos of nothing -- those folks at The Wiki are pretty danged quick. They've already updated their article on Julia to reflect yesterday's revelation about the OSS.

Bag Blog said...

Wow, you are up early, Buck. Or is the the results of an all-nighter? I would have posted earlier, but my brain would not engage - I had to edit my blog several times and it is still doubtful.

GUYK said...

yeah, bloggin' always gets slow in the latter part of summer..must be something in the water.

My traffic is off by about 75 a day..but was the same last summer.
And that could be because I don't spend the time to read as many blogs as I should every day..a lot of traffic comes from site meters.."Hey! Ole GUYK's been here I think I'll go over and take a look at his BS"

Knit and fall back in it said...

I hope you got your crannies cleaned.

That sounded kinda dirty, didn't it?

Bag Blog said...

Amy, the problem is that my crannies are dirty:)

Becky said...

Sorry to have neglected you. The Olympics are holding me in their thrall. It's not just watching them. It's staying up late to watch them. I'm riding about 5 hours sleep a night this week, and the brain just isn't functioning.

Margie's Musings said...

This is my first time here. Your blog is similar to mine and more like a diary. It is interesting though.

Bag Blog said...

Hi Margie, welcome to my blog anytime. You are right; it is all about me :)

Becky, It's all good.

Guyk, everyone has the August blues.

Inquiries said...

I'm your favorite well thank you! I almost came to art but I'm still not up to snuff

Mezzo SF said...

OH goodness...I LOVED the OSS info about Julia. Just...how perfect. Of *course* she was a spy...hahaah

Jenn said...

I was away for a few days with the kids,so wasn't posting or commenting but now I'm back and making the rounds! Cute picture!

Bag Blog said...

Jenn, good to see you back.

Mezzo, the spy thing is so cool - isn't it!

Buck said...

Wow, you are up early, Buck. Or is the the results of an all-nighter?

I was up early, strangely enough, a direct result of falling asleep in front of the teevee... watching the same stuff as Becky.