Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tell It to Me Slowly

I took this almost exactly a year ago today on the railroad bridge behind the Union. I couldn't bear to post a snowy picture on the first day of Spring, so I had to steal from some back files.

Even though the breezy, thinner air has made it feel more like Fall the last two days, it is indeed the first day of Spring. Woo hoo! It's like someone flipped a switch and things both inside and outside of my scary brain, are rapidly changing to accomodate the new season.

Both girls have started their Spring sports. Coadster has soccer practice everyday after school and Stinky's doing track. It means that soon I will be frequently watching sporting events and catching up on the gossip with the other parents, while we remind each other to pay attention enough to see our kids do their things.

My head is burning up with Spring fever. It makes me so stoooopid. I'll be in the middle of a task, and suddenly forget what the hell I was doing. I can't tell you how many times I've caught myself thinking, "Uh, wait. What?" It's as if my stoner roommate from college is couch surfing in my brain.

I have that early spring conundrum where I'm just starting to shed the Winter pelt, but I still have a ways to go, and I also want to wear my cute, warm weather skirts. I keep trying them on and telling myself, "Next month. This will look so much better on me in just a few weeks."

On Monday night, I went to my friend K.'s house to plan out the garden we plant in her backyard every year. We did talk about at least one related topic, like how we'd just buy peppers from her neighbor who works at the Co-op and apprentices at an organic farm where he grows tons of them. It will be less seedlings taking up my kitchen table and her shelves. Most of the night, we forgot about why I was really there, and talked a bunch of shit instead. We'll figure out all the garden stuff as we go, I'm sure.

You know how I'm super immature with my potty brain, and my extreme love of the double entendre? Yeah? Well, that is even worse in the Spring. I keep misreading words or hearing things wrong at work, so that it seems as if everyone is being completely inappropriate in a supposedly professional environment. I've even accidently typoed my real name twice this week, once as Tata and the other time as Tarta on work related e-mails. It was hilarious...to me, anyway.


Matt said...

It looks like your Freudian slip is showing.

Ondine said...

Which tomatoes are you going to plant this year? I'm sure they'll like the fact that that tree is gone.

Not-faint-hearted said...

I woke up this morning with an urge to clean out the "winter interest" I left in all my gardens....yeah. Like I need another thing to put on my 'to-do' list.

They're' saying 55-60 up here today but the morning is very grey and uh, rainy. So rainy and warm is good but doesn't get me out of any paperwork.

How big is the garden?

Churlita said...


That's the story of my life.


We didn't get that far. I usually go with the beefsteak for making salsa, but maybe we'll try something different in addition to those. The more sun in that garden, the better as far as I'm concerned.

Not Faint Hearted,

Our garden is huge. it's nice because we have plenty of room to experiment every year.

It's cloudy and rainy here too today.

Dexter said...

I vote for Roma. It's my favorite Fellini film. As for tomatoes, I say do some exotics...something purple. Or blue. And borrowed.

bice said...

"and I also want to wear my cute, warm weather skirts."

Me too! Next month we'll look hot. Next month.

Churlita said...


I do love tomatoes, but I don't want to marry them.


Oh my gawd! It will be so awesome, but I'm worried that you'll look so much cuter in yours, than I will in mine.

Brando said...

Tarta...that's a good one. Could be the first name for a James Bond heroine.

I will gladly take fall weather right now. Just no more ice.

I forgot to answer a question from another thread. I am a big Cubs fan. That is why I dog them ;-)

Churlita said...


It might even be a little tame for James Bond.

Oh, you funny, funny Cubs fans. I do wish they'd win a game after June for all of you guys.

evil-e said...

You say potty brain and double entendre like they are bad things....

Hi I am Evil-E....I decided to wander on in and check you out. Hope that is OK?

Churlita said...

Evil E,

Thanks for stopping by. I would never, ever mean to say them like they were bad things. I'll have to check my tone next time.