Friday, February 13, 2009

Random Thoughts #4

• Friday the 13th is a lucky day in the balou househould. The hubby and I first met on a Friday the 13th one June long ago.

• Haiku for Lexi (my great-niece):
Girl with sharp scissors
Clip, clip, clip, hide strands
fast trip to salon

• Lexi's Dad (my niece's husband) is on his way home from an 18 month tour in Iraq. I'm so happy their little family will be reunited again. I wish that he never goes back again. Two times is enough already.

• Going to a yarn show with my friend tomorrow at the Mall of America. Willing to deal with the crowds for some free yarny goodness. I hear they hand out some great stuff. I'm all about the free things right now.

• OK balou, you can stop buying groceries and toilet paper. Even though hubby is jobless right now, you will have food and tp for months. It's enough already!

• I watched the movie "Chocolat" again last night. I always like the quote made by the preacher in the film: "We can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, by what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include."

5 comments:

kmkat said...

I won't be at this year's Knit-out, but I was there last year. You can read about it and see photos here:
http://kmkat.typepad.com/kmkat_and_her_kneedles/2008/02/knit-out-mall-o.html

Have a great time!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I adore Chocolat--I may watch that again this weekend...
Your haiku? Is perfect.

Sarah said...

I love your haiku - very clever.Chocolat is such a lovely film - I watched it this New Year's Eve with my boys. And that priest is right. S
ps hope your man is in work again soon.

Kym said...

I love your Haiku for your niece...my daughter did the same thing a few years ago..I did the same when I was her age..I think it is a rite of passage for little girls!

Alaska-womom said...

I love that movie! And the quote! I also Love Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory--can you watch movies like that without a good supply of chocolate on hand?
Oompa-loompa -dupie do--I also thought Mr. Wonks had some good social commentaries regarding the state of spoiled children.
wonka for school board I say!
J.