Well, Spring is sproinging with a great green ferocity. The wisteria that is eating the corner of the house by the pool is blooming. The pool is full of winter rainwater and must be drained before it begins to bloom millions of mosquitoes.
So, I rented a pump and started to drain the swamp. (Yes, I know I could make a joke here about somebody orange who promised to drain the swamp and is instead putting swamp monsters in it… He got his Supreme Court Scalia Dragon added to the murky deeps of dollar politics yesterday… but I won’t because I hate how the Twitter Baby in Chief is always filling my perceptions with dirty diaper business.)
I collected some neat new Pez dispensers by stopping at Toys-R-Us to use the restroom halfway through my daily rush-hour trek to pick up my son from his school in Lewisville.
I found Fluttershy to complete the My Little Pony set, and I picked up all three of the Smurfs. Brainy Smurf is my favorite Smurf because I like the way he constantly gets put down when he is trying to be too smart for his own britches. It’s really nice when that happens to somebody who isn’t me.
And when, at midday, I got so stuck in traffic I had to stop and take a break in Hobby Lobby’s air conditioning, I found some HO scale dragons, Pegasus, and a unicorn to add to the denizens of Toonerville.
So life has generally been good to me, even when it is a little bit bad.