Thursday, October 23, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Old Man Snoring Edition

1. not having a giant tree (or chunk of  tree) fall on our house
2. not being flooded
3. dogs who are smart enough to want to stay inside in this kind of weather (as much as possible, anyway)
4. good books
5. coconut carrot soup

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Anniversary Edition

1. being married for 20 years
2. that's 240 months
3. 7305 days*
4. 175, 320 hours
5. 10,519,200 minutes**

*don't forget the leap years!
**if I screwed up the math, please don't tell me

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Rainy Days and Tuesdays Edition

1. maybe getting rid of all this ragweed
2. the plants getting a nice deep drink before winter
3. hot cups of tea
4. a fire in the fireplace
5. the beauty of the compound word "fireplace."*

*Seriously, does it get any more simple than that?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Songs Stuck in my Head Edition

1. Saying Something Stupid*
2. One for my Baby (and One More for the Road)
3. The Luckiest
4. Almost Blue
5. Big River


*note: while saying something stupid might in fact suck, "Saying Something Stupid" does not, even if it IS sort of creepy that the best-known version is sung by Frank Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Things that Might Be Metaphors But Probably Aren't Edition

1. the wood pile is full of snake skins
2. the bees are still asleep
3. morning glories trail along the ground beside the neglected garden
4. the developer came to the lot next door with a front-end loader, cleared the undergrowth from a swath of ground, and parked the giant machine there for several days. At some point on Columbus Day, someone drove it away again
5. the body of a mouse, left on the driveway, will flatten on its own

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Unseasonably Warm Edition

1. t-shirts
2. bare feet
3. bees in the sunshine
4. autumn yard work in warm air
5. skirts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Five Things that Don't Suck, Friday Edition

1. short, celebratory days
2. Pats wins, even the uglier ones
3. being grading-free for the weekend
4. long talks with good friends
5. books