Thursday, February 21, 2008

I am not a sunbeam. I am not a sunbeam. I am not a sunbeam...

Answers to burning questions: (You know you'll sleep better tonight, now that you've gotten this information. No need to thank me. Glad to be of service.)

1. About the dog: She is really, really, really smart. She has a tremendous desire to please. She is friggin' bouncy. Oh. my. god, the jumping! We're working on it. Potty training has been successful. Sleeping in my lap is still achieved, although she's getting really big and will soon be able to push me out of the chair. Suggestions on teaching "stay" would be appreciated.


2. Shoes: Size 10. Been in double digits since seventh grade.


3. Extreme sweat issues: None that I'm aware of, but thanks so much for asking.


4. If Rickman showed up on my doorstep, professing his undying passion: I'd totally go. Jackson and I have always kept a list of acceptable candidates that we would leave our spouse for. Occasional edits, including additions and deletions are allowed. Last I heard, his list included Sandra Bullock and Julia Stiles. He used to have Rachael Ray on the list, but I think he's moved on from there.
5. Towel folding: boring old square type thing and then toss 'em in the cupboard and close the door real fast before they fall out on the floor. Pity the poor fool who has to open the door next.
6. Why no food in the house? technically there is lots of food in the house. Unfortunately none of it was prepared. Jackson refuses to cook every night - what a putz! - so I either had to go to church to eat or starve. Or order pizza.
8. Bath or shower: Shower. I try the bath thing on occasion. I really, really want to relax and enjoy it. But it just bores me and my book always gets wet.
9. Laundry detergent: Yes, absolutely. Jackson always buys it and he has a few brands he buys, depending on which one is on sale. He tried to put us on some kind of laundry schedule. We all do our own and Katie and I tend to let ours pile up. He tried assigning us days to do ours. Silly Jackson! (Be right back - the washer just stopped...)
10. Good cemetery: it's got vegetation, statuary (something more than the little concrete yard ornaments that you buy at Wally World), history, imagination and preferably moodiness.
11. Why did I not want to go to church last night? I'm basically a hermit at heart. I don't want to go ANYwhere on a school night. Certainly not anywhere that I might have to speak to someone. It feels like a chore. Something I should do, rather than something I want to do. I'd really just rather be at home, takin' it easy.
12. What made it a good service? The minister is finishing up a series on prayer. His Wednesday night stuff is usually very practical. (Not that his other stuff isn't, I just like his Wednesday style.) This time he simply told the story of three people whose prayer habits ministered to and inspired him. He's an excellent story teller. (And I would like to point out that I deserve a gold star for remembering the topic and content more than 24 hours after the service, thankyouverymuch.)
Ok, that's most of 'em. I'm goin' to bed...

17 comments:

peripateticpolarbear said...

I'm quite impressed with your memory of a sermon. I don't remember last week's sermon, and I preached it.

annie said...

Now Rach, there is nothing wrong with being a little Sunbeam (though Lord knows, it's NOT your style!)...

And it's Friday, where's the cemetery photo??

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Well I did not sleep well last night because you did not answer my question. How am I to achieve a Jane Russell figure without your help???

So, since I did not sleep well, I am cranky. Totally taking it out on you today.

And how do you keep your book from getting wet in the shower?? ~snorts~

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I forget! How can I be cranky when you are a sunbeam?!?!?!?!

Quotidian Grace said...

Your puppy is very cute!

Of course Jackson is over Rachel Ray--terminal perkiness does get old.

And I'm also impressed you remembered what the preacher said.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Hey Annie, maybe the puppy is sitting in the cemetary!

Great answers Rach. We have so much in common! Except for shoe size and sweat issues.

Oh, yeah and your memory is better than mine.

*looks around* Now, where is the exit again?

esperanza said...

I am with you on the bath/shower thing. Good in theory, not so much in practice. But I've always felt like I *should* enjoy a bath for some reason...

And I have a friend who has a "Wednesday test" for sermons--if she can remember it by Wednesday, it was a good sermon. So, must've been good. And I'm with PPB--what did I say last week?

Jackson said...

You forgot the take your clothes out of the dryer and fold them. Shame on you and after I slaved in the kitchen last night to prepare your dinner.

JenStar said...

a) it is nice to know you are bathed and hopefully wearing clean clothes! b) hope you have plenty-o-food for the pooch c) where is Friday Cemetary photo????

annie said...

Dear Ms. Sunbeam

Where is the Friday cemetery photo?

And why does your live traffic feed thing think I come from Eunice Louisiana? They probably don't even have the internet in Eunice.

Sincerely,

Disgruntled Sunbeam

Songbird said...

Your dog is precious!
If Mr. Rickman came to our door, my husband would fully expect me to leave home with him.

Crimson Rambler said...

this is brilliant, especially the towel cupboard door...which I totally recognize!

cheesehead said...

Yes you are.

Bad Alice said...

Would that be Alan Rickman? I can totally bond with women who would run off with Alan Rickman.

SpookyRach said...

Cheesehead: nuh-uh!!!!

bad alice: Yep. Definitely Alan Rickman. Def.in.it.ly.

SpookyRach said...

Oh, and Songbird - your husband is a smart man.

cheesehead said...

Yuh-huh!