Saturday, March 14, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Ten to Make Up for Yesterday Edition

1. being so excited about getting ready for poets to visit that I forget to post a FTTDS list
2. being pretty sure I can come up with ten today
3. laughter
4. food
5. the fact that it's warm enough to rain instead of snow today*
6. Band-Aids with cartoons on them**
7. a warm house
8. getting my run in first thing
9. running again
10. figuring out a way to come back to the whole running thing without making myself crazy

*sorry, Maine...
**there is no injury a little Hello Kitty can't make better***
***the above is patently false. See a medical professional if necessary

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Printmaking Edition

1. getting an idea
2. not really knowing where it came from
3. not having the actual talent to make it work*
4. figuring out a way around the whole talent thing
5. making something that somehow ends up being 100% yours

*it might seem at first glance like this would suck. But it doesn't. See #4.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Melting Edition

1. the steady drip drip drip of snow coming off the roof
2. how much of the melting is staying outside the house*
3. temps in the fifties today
4. the way in which #3 up there is in no way a typo
5. the possibility of not having to wear my LL Bean boots every day for the rest of my life

*all of it, at the moment

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Running Edition

1. being on spring break so I can get my run in first thing instead of waiting until the afternoon/evening
2. not needing coffee to wake up
3. enjoying a leisurely cup* after my run, with breakfast
4. House of Cards on the iPad for distraction
5. being 80% finished with my Fitbit goal for the day before breakfast

*or two

Monday, March 9, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Bees Edition

*Note: Yesterday, we confirmed our suspicions that we'd lost both hives. We won't know anything about causation for sure until we can do a full hive inspection (right now there's still a foot or more of snow around the hives and limited space to work), but for various reasons, we suspect the unrelenting cold this winter did them in. We've been hearing similar stories from friends in the area. We'll get more bees this spring (they're already ordered) and take it from there.

1. pollen-covered legs
2. how big the eyes are on the drones
3. how gentle they really are
4. getting to wear the big netted hat
5. honey

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Five Things that Don't Suck, Save the Daylight!!! Edition

1. daylight. In the evening. When I need it most
2. harbingers of spring
3. how light it's gonna still be at 6 o'clock tonight
4. the glory that is our life-giving sun, available to us later into the day than it has been during the past several*months
5. not having to get up at a specific time today

*long, dark, terrible