The Outside World

I look outside of my window and I see pretty globes.
They are blue, some tinted with a bit of purple too.
But they are not solid globes. They’re made out of tiny blue/purple flowers.
Hydrangeas! that’s the name I was trying to remember, but the name may not matter to you, right?
I see hydrangeas of purple-ish blue color amongst light green leaves.
There are lots of them and they look very nice and bright in contrast to the darkness inside the house.
Beyond them I see walls.
A short wall made out of big rocks with little bushes on top of it.
The bushes are Azaleas (in case names do matter ;o), but they’re not flowering righ now, so they look just like small leafy bushes.
Some green, some brown, one almost leafless.
Behind the bushes there is a fence, partly white, partly of natural wood color, marking the end of the backyard.
The wood colored has the neighbor’s backyard on the other side.
Beyond the white part is the outside world.
But I can’t see it from where I stand.


This post was written in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”

Right now!

On a meeting. Not sure why I’m involved on this.

I don’t  like it.

I don’t want to be here.

Right now, I need to create a report for later.

Right now, I need to do homework due in tonight’s class.

Right now, I’m getting hungry and want to go for a walk before lunch, so the earlier, the better. It would really be the nicest thing to do right now.

But right now, I’m stuck on this meeting, discussing vendor performance.

Not sure why I’m involved on this.

I don’t  like it.

I don’t want to be here.

Not ever. And especially not Right Now!


written in response to Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now

Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Challenge on today’s daily prompt:

Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t.

Oh boy! Big list….

  1. Stop being lazy at work and do work
    Well, it’s not like I don’t do any work, but I tend to prioritize and actually do only the tasks that motivates me and raises my interest. The others (which are most!) keep being proscratinated until the last minute, which sometimes comes a bit too late
  2. Floss daily
    Or at least some times
  3. Communicate issues
    I typically don’t have a problem communicating when it’s all good and we’re all happy and enjoying ourselves. But when things start to go wrong, be it at home, at work, or wherever, then I tend to keep it to myself, which does not help at all to resolve issues. Sometimes it can even make them bigger.
  4. Call Premera to ask for a second card for kid, so daddy can have one
    Wait! That’s easy! Ok, then. Doing it right after I’m done with this post. That’s a promise!
  5. Go find a job you really enjoy!
    Hum… that’s a bit hard, since that would mean quitting my current job and also figuring out what ‘a job I really enjoy’ would actually be… Tricky!
  6. Wear my glasses
    Wear what? Oh yeah… I did use to wear glasses, right? They even helped me seeing what’s being projected on meetings at work. But they broke like… 2 years ago? What? Are there stores that can make new ones? Really????
  7. Save money for retirement
    Huh? Will I retire? That’d be great. Especially if I don’t change careers. Can I retire now? Oh yeah! I may not have enough money to do so right now… Darn!
  8. Eat less meat
    Hubby’s comment when he saw me watching Forks Over Knives: “You’re not considering going vegan, are you? ‘Cause if you do we’ll have a problem.”  haha. Well… I’d have the problem that I’d have to cook 2 different meals always!!! But I am getting better at that and avoiding meat at lunch time during the week.
  9. Call family more often
    Also getting better at this, especially now with Skype. But mostly mom and dad. Siblings not so much. But hey! They don’t call me either… 😦
  10. Study programming and scripting to be able to do more at work
    Do I really need to do that? Nah….. Rather change jobs (go back to item 5)
  11. Feed the fishes we’re fishsitting for my friend
    No need. Kids do that for me…
  12. Fold the laundry right when it’s off the dryer, so it won’t get wrinkled
    Lots of laundry? At the same time as cooking and caring for kids? Hum… Tricky!… At least hubby finally learned how to fold them so now we can split the task. But doing it right off the dryer… still need to improve on that one.
  13. Don’t do facebooking and blogging at work
    When am I going to do them, then??? No way!

And probably many, many more that are just not at the top of my mind right now.

Update on item 4: didn’t call Premera right away and now they’re closed for the day… tomorrow…. :-s