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I've never been drunk in my life. I've never really seen the need. But I'm drunk now...on Spring. It's intoxicating. You don't even have to ingest anything*, it just fills you up with joy automatically. I've started going for a power walk each evening after I put the kids in bed and Karin is safely asleep. It's so light out, even at 8:30 that it feels like late, late afternoon, even though the sun is streaking orange and pink behind the trees. One allé is lined with tall wild pear trees. Their branches are stretched and curled and covered with white cup-shaped square-petaled blossoms. Along with the spirea which is blooming everywhere it almost looks as though it has snowed. Judging by the amount of flowers on the pear trees, there'll be a bumper crop come fall. The problem is they're so tall that you need a ladder to reach the fruit. Everything is green and full, the trees have pulled their screen across the woods and gardens are stuffed to the brim with growing things.

I'm only walking for half an hour so far but I come back to the house with my head stuffed full of beauty and more energy than I left with. I've made a promise to myself and I'm determined to keep it. Once started, NO STOPPING.

Things Martin Has Asked Me Recently: Whether it's true that touching toads gives you warts, whether warts are dangerous, how you can get warts if touching toads doesn't do it, whether pet is a werb or a noun (took me a while to realize he meant VERB :)

Link I'll Provide When People Ask Me Why I Don't Drink: Eat the Worm

More Reasons I'm Glad I Didn't Turn My English Degree Into A Teaching Job: I Wish My Dog HAD Eaten It bwa hahaha!

*well, except for the DAMN POLLEN
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mood: okay
music: Jayhawks—I'd Run Away


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10.000 steps

Your descriptions of spring in Sweden are just beautiful!

Re: 10.000 steps

thank you :)

I dunno, I think I might have liked teaching those kids. They showed creativity and intelligence, just a little bizarrely directed. I'm afraid to say I was a lot like them in high school myself (which is probably why my grades were kinda poor and my teachers didn't like me either).

The Tequila experience is not one I've shared myself, although I used to have an extremely CLOSE acquaintance with his Russian step-brother, Vodka over crushed ice, twist of lime.

I particularly enjoyed the Walt Whitman biography (and I'm not sure that Papa Walt wouldn't have found it amusing himself - "He is over 3,000 years old and remembers the names of all the forgotten Gods" - that's great!)

That's so great that you're doing that walk and revitalising yourself with the beauty of spring! I sometimes find I can't sleep if I exercise that late at night but I get the same revitalisation out of walking in the morning. It's so mind-clearing and inspiring. Keep it up!

Bwahahahahahaha! Tequila kills people and knocks down trees! Namely other trees.

Those were great!

Hee hee hee!! I had to really stifle myself from laughing out loud this morning at work!

Oooh, I love that kind of energizing walk...and your springtime sounds so beautiuful. I'm glad you're enjoying it. :)

oh no!! martin said WERB!!!! he's doomed to pronounce v's like w's the rest of his life!! hehe

He's done it tvice, even though I explained it vas V-ERB!! It cracked me up both times though :) Oh vell, guess ve'll hawe to liwe vith it, eh?

yeah...ewidence says ve do. hahahaha

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Oh, DO! :D

Very perceptive!

The question of whether 'pet' is a verb or a noun is quite perceptive! That's great!

Re: Very perceptive!

Imagine his delight when I said it could be both, AND then having to explain the difference between PAT and PET to my husband! :D

Those long walks are great for clearing out the cobwebs and making the sun shine inside and out. I always start out hating to go and come back hating to come in.

ain't that the truth! :)

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