Welcome to Really Random Thursday. I'm linking up with Cindy over at Live a Colorful Life. Head on over there for more randomness....
I have lots of randomness to share. I debated on whether I should split this up among several days, but I decided, "Nah. Who knows what next week will bring in terms of busy-ness. Better post it now." So, here it goes.
My friend Shelly always posts these little excerpts of conversations that are pretty funny. I had a conversation with her the other day that went like this:
Shelly: Compliments me on the bag I wrote about the other day. She says she has too many bags.
Mama Pea: Thank you and I have many bags, too, but "Working for the university, I'm toting a lot of stuff around, so I do have use for a bag like this one!"
Shelly: "I believe you! When I worked at the university, sometimes it felt like I was moving in and out every day!"
Mama Pea: "I tell my colleagues all the time: 'I feel like a fricking pack mule!'" (Pardon my almost French. It's how I roll.)
Shelly: "Haha! At least you haven't gotten so bad as to succumb to being one of those nutty professor types who loads everything into one of those wire-cage rolling carts to go back and forth!!!! (Or have you?) Heehee!!!!"
Mama Pea: "I have. Haha! I take these little write on response boards to class, along with erasers and markers. I have to tote those in a wheelie cart because they are too heavy! haha!"
Shelly: "Bahaha! Somehow I knew it! Too funny. I guess it's OK, as long as you're not shuffling along with it mumbling to yourself, or trying to avoid cracks in the sidewalks (both of which happen daily on the campus I used to work on)!"
Mama Pea: "Well,
I often mumble to myself, but no avoiding cracks unless [Sweet Pea] and I are
playing a game! haha. She catches me mumbling to myself frequently and
asks me if I'm talking to her! haha!
Crap. I'm a nutty professor!"
Shelly: "OMG! You totally ARE! Hahaha!
One day over the last month, Sweet Pea had a delayed start to school due to snow. I had a phone conference I had to attend for about 2 hours. She wanted to play outside while I was on the phone. I said that was fine. I came out after my phone conference, and this is what she had done....All by herself! I was really impressed. She had even gone downstairs into my button drawer and had gotten buttons for the eyes and mouth. Pretty cool.
I was rewarded for doing so the other day when I got to see this sand hill crane in one of the corn fields by my house. We have lots of the at this time of year.
He took off right after I took that first photo. There were tons and tons of geese around, too. I guess spring really must be on its way.
the cranes had left some pretty awesome footprints in the frozen mud. I took a few photos for quilting inspiration.
I was poking around in an antique store the other day and saw this sign. It cracked me up and I had to take a photo of it. It cracked me up in so many ways..... It made me think of when I was a kid and my parents would punish some of my behavior and say, "This hurts me more than it hurts you...." (Which was probably true, I now understand!)
Scattered around the shop, I found a lot of neat pitchers. I have a pitcher fetish (among my other fetishes). I loved these. Are they not fantastic???!!! Cindy, if you are reading this, I thought of you....
I was walking down the hall to my office the other day and saw this sign on one of the bulletin boards. It made me giggle. I thought, "Only on a university campus do you get to see stuff like this on a regular basis." It is one of the things I love about my job. University campuses are quirky in many ways.