Here are some of the odd thoughts rolling around in my brain:
1. I got lost last night somewhere between West Virginia and Oklahoma. Well...virtually anyway. I was trying to determine if my great-grandmother was born in Virginia or West Virginia in an effort to learn more about my great-grandfather. The short answer is both; it was Virginia when she was born but where she lived became West Virginia that same year. And I basically got to all of that by working backwards from Oklahoma where I knew she had homesteaded when the Indian Territories were opened in the early 1900's. It's amazing how much real history I'm learning/re-learning in all family history stuff...and how much time I can sink into it.
2. Wayne wore three yellow shirts last week. That's at the top of my mind because I just ironed them. I'm pretty sure that's all the yellow shirts he owns. My theory is we had gray skies and rain all week so it was his subconscious way of finding a little sunshine. I, on the other hand, wore three pink shirts. Maybe it's my happy color.
3. Since Wayne cached on Saturday, our weekly grocery shopping wasn't done until Sunday. No big deal other than there are more bare places on the shelves in our over-shopped WalMart including the one where Soft Scrub normally lives. I wasn't too thrilled to choose a substitute but I must admit, cleaning the bathroom had a bit more interest this morning with a new product to try out. Just a bit...and the jury's still out on the result.
4. I've been researching fertilizers, weed and feed products and spreaders. It's hardly exciting but it is necessary since we decided not to renew the lawn care service we've had for probably the last 25 years. I'm not sure what they've been using for weed control the last few years but it didn't seem to be working. If we're going to have to treat weeds ourselves, we might as well save the money we were paying them.
5. I complained loudly about the screaming ads J.C.Penney's aired a few weeks back so it only seems right that I should give them kudos on their new ad campaign. I'm not sure it will make me a customer but I do like the clean lines and simplicity of their new offerings. And I love the Target Color Changes Everythingcampaign where all the colorfully-dressed characters jump out of the hot-air balloon and run around to the tune of "Alouette." Such fun...I have to stop whatever I'm doing and watch. And it probably would make me a customer if I weren't already.
I warned you they were odd.