Tuesday, August 18, 2009

POTPOURRI
pot⋅pour⋅ri 
[poh-poo-ree, poh-poo-ree]

noun

Today, Grandma J has a plateful of stuff to do. Stuff like get out of bed before ten color her three gray hairs, take a shower...after which she carefully dries between her toes, then straighten up the place before heading out the door by noon.

I know this tight schedule leaves some of you who go to work before the sun rises live leisurely lives, in a state of shock and awe, but Grandma J is getting used to it.

And, because Grandma J has a houseful of inanimate creatures of guests, and has to pick up her granddaughter who just spent a month frolicking along the So CA shore in Austin this afternoon, she is more than busy. Please Mr. Webster, create a word that best fits Grandma J's harried life.

I know what you're thinking....who cares, and please get to the point. OK, here's the point. To keep you busy and out of trouble, I want to leave you with two examples of Potpourri.



a mixture of dried petals of roses or other flowers with spices, kept in a jar for their fragrance still in a vase until they fall on the table.


Have you noticed how Grandma J decided to go tall with her flowers this week? If you squint, or maybe just close your eyes, you can pretend you are looking at a photo taken by her, or maybe her.






any mixture, esp. of unrelated objects, subjects, etc.

And just so you know, this bit of potpourri is at the request of Zach-a-Brow's mother, who reminded Grandma J that he had the best unibrow this side of the Rockies, and he's only seven!! I have to agree!


13 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

You always make me laugh. And you also make me remember that I have been forgetting to dry between my toes.

Living on the Spit said...

I hope you have a great day...I am sure you are excited about seeing your grand daughter!!!

Love the tall flowers...I can just imagine how wonderful they smell.

The Incredible Woody said...

Forget the unibrow - just LOOK at those ribs!!!

Deb said...

I love the flowers on your table. Looks so elegant!

Anonymous said...

I always thought eating ribs put hair on your chest, but Zach proves me wrong.

Colin

Daryl said...

You and my Husband are on similar schedules, tho he dries between his toes, he has decided that the hair he has doesnt need coloring ...

Linda said...

I quit coloring the gray hairs a long time ago, and now they are a graceful, elegant, beautiful shade of white and silver! So, there! pbthbbbbt! (Or whatever!)

mom x 2 said...

You always make me smile!! Those ribs look amazing!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That photo is BEAUTIFUL! So are those ribs.

Can we get some of those when I bring my mother out for a visit? Also, how about some Tex-Mex.

The word you're searching for...is it frazzled? If you look it up in Webster's you'll see my photo.

Pat Jenkins said...

first off grandma j i hope all is well. i seen there was some mighty big storms in the lonestar state today.... you know what they always say, you do more work on vacation then when you are working, the same goes for your retirement!!!..... but i bet being a grandma ain't work at all!!!

Mental P Mama said...

So when are we going to see you again? I think we need to see all our blisters soon.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That looks like a happy kid with those ribs!
Oh how I wish I had time to dry in between my toes! Those flowers are the bomb!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my word. That is a good unibrow : ) Wowza : )