Thursday, March 23, 2006

Four on Friday

Q1 - Greeting Cards: When was the last time you mailed a card to someone, and what was the occasion?
Sympathy cards. Seems like that's all I'm sending out these days.
Q2 - E-mail: How many different e-mail accounts do you have, and how often do you tend to use each one?
Three e-mail accounts (One at work, two at home) and six blogs. What's your point?
Q3 - Sold: What's the last thing you sold (both personally and professionally)?
Hmm. At work someone ordered a book yesterday and their order came through to my e-mail account. Personally... let's see...I guess it would have been, like, two years ago, I sold some junk at a garage sale at my parent's place.
Q4 - Footwear: How many different pairs of shoes do you own verses how many you actually wear on a regular basis? I own two pairs of runners - the stinky ones have been demoted and are going to be my gardening shoes. The other, cheaper Costco pair are now my work out shoes that I wear to the gym. I have a pair of sequincy, shiny, silvery, high-heel, sling-back shoes that I bought hours before the gala dinner last Novemeber. It's highly unlikely I'll ever wear them again. But I'll keep them, just in case I get invited to dance to Donna Summer tunes under a disco ball. I inherited Drew's flip flops which I'll wear til they fall apart because they are so very incredibly sexy. I believe I have a few other pairs of flip flops kickin around, but they are less comfortable, so I may end up leaving them at the lake for visiting dignitaries to borrow when they drop by for an impromptu visit. I've got three pairs of black clunky leather-looking, calf-high, zippered boots in my closet. Every year I buy another pair, hoping they will make me look younger and thinnner. One of these days I'll heave them out and buy birkenstocks. Stop shaving my legs. And wear wool socks.
And that's how many shoes I own.


I watched TV tonight for an hour. ER. Did anyone else see the Walmart commercial? The music was the old Peter Brady (of The Brady Bunch) "It's Time to Change" (originally with the cracking voice) song.
Oh my goodness, the memories.
I bet everyone born in the 60's that viewed that ad is going to spend $100 at Walmart tomorrow.
Brilliant marketing.

Wonder if their next ad will include (The Partridge Family's) I Think I Love You classic hit?
"I think I love you, so what am I so afraid of?
Ta da da da ta tah dah..."
oh wait a sec, now it's bugging me. I'm going to google the lyrics.

Ah yes, that's right...
He was afraid that he wasn't sure of a love there is no cure for...

"I Think I Love You"
(As recorded by the Partridge Family/Bell)
I was sleeping and right in the middle of a good dream
Like all at once I wake up from something that keeps knocking at my brain
Before I go insane I hold my pillow to my head
And spring up in my bed screaming out the words I dread
I think I love you

This morning I woke up with this feeling
I didn't know how to deal with and so I just decided to myself
I'd hide it to myself and never talk about it
And did not go and shout it when you walked into the room
I think I love you

I think I love you so what am I so afraid of
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of a love there is no cure forI think
I love you isn't that what life is made of
Though it worries me to say that I never felt this way

I don't know what I'm up against
I don't know what it's all aboutI got so much to think about
Hey, I think I love you so what am I so afraid of
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of a love there is no cure for

I think I love you isn't that what life is made of
Though it worries me to say I never felt this way
Believe me you really don't have to worry
I only wanna make you happy and if you say "hey go away" I will
But I think better still I'd better stay around and love you

Do you think I have a case
let me ask you to your face
Do you think you love me?

I think I love youI think I love you(I think I love you)I think I love you(I think I love you)I think I love you(I think I love you)I think I love you(I think I love you).

(c) Copyright 1970 by Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc.

Enough of that. I probably only have three readers who were even alive in 1970.


I was at a funeral on Wednesday afternoon.
I came home and planned mine.
Just in case my outline gets lost and the event planner (Thanks, Sandra, for offering to look after this for me. I'll make sure you get a set of headphones) asks for help with details, please remind her that I'd rather not have an organ being played for congregational singing. I'd like be sung into heaven with some rocky, edgy worship tunes, lead by a male with a raw emotional voice playing an electric guitar. Or an accuostic guitar plugged into an amp.
On a quieter, more reverend note, I'd like for everyone to sing two hymns, in harmony, with a piano lead - How Great Thou Art and It is Well With My Soul.

Because it is. It IS well with my soul.
When my grandpa died in '99, that was one of the songs we sang at his funeral. I couldn't do it. Had a few issues going on in my life at the time and I could not in good conscience sing the words to that song and not be a liar.

But s'all good now.

Come on. Don't tell me you don't think about your funeral after attending one.
Don't you wonder what will be said about you?
Great Grandma O was a hard worker. That was the bottom line of her life.
Well, that and her love of plants.
I'm pretty sure those things are not going to be said about me.

I hope my time on earth will be summed up in four statements:
She loved and lived for God.
Her children were her life.
She took alot of pictures.
And really liked Cadbury cream eggs.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. TV Commercials that make me smile and sing along.
2. Friends and family that contact me saying, "Please pray for ..."
3. A mom who stocked my fridge, cleaned my kitchen and placed fresh flowers on my table hours before I got home from my Spring Break Road Trip Adventure of a Lifetime.



Christine Lindsay said...

Your shoe answers kill me -- visiting dignitaries. :) Impromtu visits. :) and thanks so much for the trip down memory lane. I love that song "I think I love you." I love David Cassidy and Jay Osmond. Oh where are they????

Anonymous said...

Hey jane. I was at great grandma O's funeral too. I never saw you there.

Hope you are doing well. I still check in on your blog.