J.Lynn Johnston's Blahg!

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Home Visits

-I took a trip to clear my head early this week. Drove up to my parents’ house with my dog to get away for a bit. They were out of town, so I had the old home to myself (and Benatar). Lemme tell you… There’s something comforting about going back to my old room. But at the same time, there’s something REALLY unsettleing about it. Makes you feel like a kid again. Especially when your mother has redecorated and turned it into her “crafts” room…

-It’s odd seeing your Radiohead posters replaced my Mary Engelbreit sunflower prints… A row of guitar cases used to be in the corner… Now it’s a Kenmore sewing machine there… Scrapbooking supplies and boxes of cutesy stickers are on the desk I used to keep my recording gear… And then there’s the HUGE YELLOW comforter on the bed with purple flowers all over it…

-I will admit that the room smells better now, though. Funny how removing the dirty socks from a room can freshen it right up… And I’m sure it gets vacuumed regularly now, as well. Ahh, well… The point was to get AWAY from my distractions and breathe some fresh air. It’s good for the thoughts. And the respiratory system…

Love and clear passages,
=j.lynn

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June 30, 2004 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Midnight Gardening

-Can anybody explain to me why I felt the urge to trim shrubbery at well past midnight tonight? Seriously… I think I have issues.

-My dog started barking… I went out with her to investigate… On the way, I kinda got mobbed by some overhanging oleander. I was annoyed enough that I immediately grabbed the hedge clippers and started whacking away… The oleander was first. Then some unruly bougainvillea… Then the ivy where the rats like to hide… And finally this big unknown half-tree-half-shrub that is now shaped like a perfect sphere on a stick…

-About an hour later, I started laughing uncontrollably… At myself. There are enough lights outside that I could see everything… And I was doing a great job with it, if I do say so myself. But what the hell? Why didn’t that compulsion overtake me during DAYLIGHT hours??? Then at least I could have gotten a tan…

Love and scissorhands,
=j.lynn

June 19, 2004 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment