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Stuff Gets Done [Apr. 27th, 2011|12:18 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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Did my 15-minutes tonight, working on the mess in the kitchen. (I've stacked crap everywhere.)

Did 15-minutes once last week, I forget which day; spent the rest editing.

Used my cool new timer, a gift from lillibet, for both! It's a little cube and when you turn it on & set it on its side, it counts down from 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes (depending on which side faces up).

Went to Jersey for Easter to watch The Annual Running of The Children AKA It's The Great Easter Egg Hunt, Charlie Brown! It's chaotic, but you are less likely to get gored than in Pamplona. Although there is more likely to be little person drama. No tears are so heartfelt as those of a child cheated of candy and/or toys. As an adult, I get to participate in the hiding of eggs. Given that they are BRIGHTLY colored, it's more challenging than you might think. (No, not really, I'm lying. It's just funny, hiding them, watching other adults attempt to hide them, then watching children find them.)

I think my favorite moment was when a small girl child walked up to the bird feeder, looked up & spotted her prize, then gave the pole a solid kick and caught the orange plastic egg that had been precariously balanced on the squirrel-defender ledge. When she saw that the two green eggs, which had been taped above the ledge, weren't gonna come down, the cries went up!

"THAT'S CHEATING!"

When you are eight years old, there is no greater wrong.

Other than that, things are fairly low-key in my life. How's by you?
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2011-04-27 12:07 pm (UTC)
I think my favorite moment was when a small girl child walked up to the bird feeder, looked up & spotted her prize, then gave the pole a solid kick and caught the orange plastic egg that had been precariously balanced on the squirrel-defender ledge. When she saw that the two green eggs, which had been taped above the ledge, weren't gonna come down, the cries went up!

"THAT'S CHEATING!"


That's adorable.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-04-28 04:29 am (UTC)
It was terribly TERRIBLY cute.
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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2011-04-27 12:49 pm (UTC)
Alice and I talk a goodly amount about the concept of "fair". Like most people, she prefers to use "it's not fair" to mean "that's not what I wanted" so it's an ongoing process.

Glad the timer's coming in handy!

I'm having a fairly blah week--the lumpy grumpies were threatening to engulf me yesterday, but a shower and run around the playground got me back to where I could have a good rehearsal. And today I get to have coffee with someone from church who makes me smile and we're invited to a family dinner that should be fun. So overall, it's a low-key week, but a pretty good one, despite me.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2011-04-28 04:32 am (UTC)
Like most people, she prefers to use "it's not fair" to mean "that's not what I wanted" so it's an ongoing process.

Huh. For some reason, I never looked at the complaint that way.

When I was young, I read a lot of fairy tales & stories in which one person cuts the apple in half and the other gets to choose first. This has always been my basis for "fair" as far back as I can remember, but I'm sure it was Alice's definition further back.

I'm glad you avoided a bad grumping!
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