Hear That?

It’s the sound of Mrs Fringe having a quiet day.

Black Sand Beach, Maui

Black Sand Beach, Maui (Photo credit: szeke)

In my mind, the scene above is where I am today.  And man, do I need it.  This neverending winter has felt torturous.

But, Spring Break started for Flower Child at 2:35 yesterday afternoon, and Nerd Child is home for another week, so it counts as Spring Break for me, too.  In the spirit of the day, Big Senile Dog decided to start us off right by peeing all over the apartment last night.  In case you were wondering, I don’t call him Senile for no reason.  Occasionally, these days, he forgets the protocol for when and how to void his bladder.  He isn’t the biggest dog, but he is sizable, and has a bladder appropriate for an elephant.

A busy week this week.  I did a fair amount of work on the WIP, submitted eek!!! two short stories, picked up a mountain’s worth of dog poop, all the usual Mama stuff, and had a conversation with the puzzle doctor without crying, pretended I’m moving to New Hampshire and saw some fabulous real estate porn, managed to keep my brain inside my skull despite the ongoing jackhammering on my corner.  Great success.  To reward myself, I made an extra pot of French Press this morning, and spent the last two hours reading.


Reading (Photo credit: – Annetta -)

Just reading.  No research, no Facebooking, no crushing myself with literature I’ll never measure up to, just a nice read. What else would one do lying on an empty beach?

At some point this week, I read about Michelle Shocked’s rant in California.  I liked her back in the day.  Didn’t love her, but I had a couple of cassettes with her music.  I wasn’t shocked that she’s now found religion, and embraced a different outlook along with it–to put it mildly.  She isn’t the first, won’t be the last.  There’s a difference though, between someone who changes their views, actions, or even their beliefs, with age, time, and their personal experiences and someone who can’t commit to who they are now or admit who they were way back when.  It made me wonder, who are/where are the young women we can look at and admire now?  Odd, isn’t it, the things that can trigger sadness for lost youth, commitment, and passion?

Gawd, I’m maudlin today.

Imma go put some Patti Smith on the iPod.  I would dance along, but I’m afraid to get Big Senile Dog excited, since I’ve only got three paper towels left.



    1. 😀 We just had snow within the last week also. Feeling very done with this. I suspect this will be another year when we seem to skip over spring and go straight from 7 months of winter into summer.


  1. A nice long read… That sounds wonderful. The beach would have been lovely but I’m glad you were able to take what you could get. I’m so tired of the neverendingsomeonemakeitstopalready winter as well. My dh informed me, just a little too cheerfully, that he’d heard 3-6″ for Monday. He has no idea how close he came to being hit in the head with something. o.O

    I spent more money than I should have today on spring and gardening stuff. I felt like I definitely deserved a reward after a long and very busy week, too. 🙂


    1. LOL, when I read your sentence about your DH my first thought was, I hope you slugged him. 😉 Then I read your next sentence. Great minds, my friend, great minds :p
      Yay! for flowers and gardening stuff. You absolutely needed and deserved all of it ❤

      And I will need to see the photos.:D


      1. Boy #2 helped me do the shopping and we came home with a HUGE stack of seed packets and a bazillion other things. I’m gonna need more of course. 😀 And then within about 2 wks they should have the pansies out, I’m thinking… 🙂


        1. Double yay!! I’m so glad Boy #2 got to choose seeds and be happy too. 🙂
          I had success with pansies last year, I’m going to try again this spring. Flower time!


  2. We even had snow here yesterday morning. It was a real shock to everyone. It’s all melted now, and nothing like that feeling of endless winter you’re feeling in the Northeast.

    And. I am too tired to conjure any other words except I am delighted you submitted two stories! Yay! and good luck.

    Yeah, I need a vacay too.


    1. Snow like that is fun, just around long enough to be a pretty surprise.

      I hope your weekend is going well, if tiring. I know you’ve been busy.
      We all need a vacation! ❤


  3. so happy for break!! I will be laying on the beach in your head right next to you, you got room up there 😛 AND enough with the cold already!! Bring on the heat, the hotter the better! Im thinking no to New Hampshire, sorry don’ t approve to far! Look at porn closer.


    1. Yes, break is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? 🙂
      Plenty of space in my head, well protected too, I’ve got a thick skull 😉

      I don’t know, I’m ready to be as far from city life as I can be 🙂


  4. Mrs. Fringe – we must keep different hours. Hadn’t heard from you, click on your blog, and here you are. Computer here is so shakey I try to flog it in the middle of the night when those with more power clog the cyber. Good to hear you got a Fringy day to yourself, sort of. WooF !


    1. Hello, love! Had my own internet troubles here, and general explosion of the schedule. 🙂

      Hoping to catch up today, but I had to stop and post a new rant first 😉


  5. A quiet day – that sounds nice. My 14 year old terrier has started having accidents – mostly because she would rather sleep on the couch while the other pups run outside in the crazy spring snowstorms. Can’t say as I blame her – I don’t want to go outside to go to the bathroom either.


    1. LOL, we don’t want to take them outside to use the bathroom, but it’s still preferable to these accidents 😀
      Sorry you’re seeing similar stuff with your terrier.


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