Thursday, July 10, 2008

O-Ohhh Domino

Savvy Goodwill Shopper says Give it Time...everything passes through Goodwill's doors at some point...

I've wanted some nice dominoes for a while now...yes, I know they've been hip (or were hip?) for several years...but I decided since they [the dominoes] were a Peripheral Want, not a Can't Think Straight Until I Have It Want, I would just do without until a set came my way with a Sheila-Sorta Price Tag...

apparently, $1.99 is a Sheila-Sorta Price Tag...

these dominoes are wooden and a complete Double 6 set...(I've been boning up on my domino speak...hah hah...see, that is funny because
a tile is also called a bone...well, it was worth a shot)...with a Very Cool Lion Carving on one side...
DH and I spend a lot of time at home...I guess with the price of just about everything up these days, most people probably do...

and while I like a good movie or two, after 45 minutes or so a good while, I get bored and wander off...

I can dream up all sorts of House and Yard Projects when I'm wandering around bored...

this is not always a good thing...

So my goal is to re-learn how to loaf...when I was young Summer would come along and the days lasted for an eternity...or at least until the street lights came on...or until your mom caught you pitching water balloons off the top front porch at passing cars...

I remember spending hours just sitting in a tree* or laying in a small field watching clouds go by...

Hours just being...not doing or playing...

I believe our society, regardless of the endless reports of how fat we Americans have become, is trained to Go Go Go...Busy is Best...seems like even our Leisure Time is filled with things to do...no just sitting and watching the world go by...

We don't know how to Not Be Doing Something and Not Be Bored...

sounds like a good thing, but I'm not so sure...

well, all those years ago when I first began to lust after a cool set of dominoes I wanted them just to display in a pretty jar...or to make into a cool bracelet...which would have never happened any way since I am all thumbs when it comes to things like that...

now I want them not just for their looks, but to use them to help set a slower pace around #17...because we can't go all Cold Turkey on the project thing (we've got at least 4 waiting to be finished)...and because we are definitely going to have to build ourselves up to knowing how to Do Sweet Nothing All Day Long without resorting to Marathon TV Watching or Recreational Shopping (because that is sort of like doing nothing, right?)

I believe if I told DH one lazy Saturday afternoon "sweetie, let's go outside, lay on the grass and look at the clouds for a few hours" all sorts of loose and wild talk like "you need a job" would start gettin' tossed around...and we can't be havin' that sort of language around the four-legged children...they're impressionable...
what sort of ways are ya'll slowin' the pace down a little bit? or is that just Crazy Talk?
Signed
Striking a Blow for a Slower Pace of Life by Going Right This Second to Take a Nap...
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*actually, most of the tree sitting was probably brought on in an effort to hide from my mother who was a Big Believer in Children Who Have Nothing Better to Do Can [fill in some horrible chore here like polish All of the Silver or Polish All of That Heavy Big Dark Furniture...and then buff it down]....yep, I expect that is where most of the tree sitting came from...
but it was still nice...









5 comments:

Paula said...

Cool dominos!

Love your new look!

Cathy said...

Love your blogs new look!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the way those dominoes look in the apothocary jar! I like the thought of slowing done some...let me know if it works!

see you there! said...

Me? If I slow down any more I'll be at a dead stop. I can stand in one spot gazing at who knows what for a very long time.

Darla

Susie Q said...

I love how the dominos look in that pretty jar!
Your blog looks amazing! I love the new style.
I use to lay down in our back yard at the house I grew up up in. Lay there for hours, or what I remember as hours. Sometimes with friends...just think, talk, dream.
Thank you for helping to relindle some beautiful memories.

Love,
Sue

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