Will this post write itself?Posted: May 22, 2012
My thanks to the people who bring me search engine terms to use for post titles. This one happens to be extremely appropriate as I have no idea what to write about today. I suspect it’s going to be a lot of rambling about nothing.
I took a reading test this morning. It’s one of those things online to see how fast you read. I am a slow reader, it seems. Faster than a 3rd grader, but slower than an 8th grader.
I’m not sure what to think of that. Is it good? Bad? Who cares? I’m leaning towards Who cares? (You can take the test here if you’re so inclined.)
In terms of speed, I scored 28% below the (U.S.) national average. In comprehension, I was spot on (100% correct). It’s good to know I comprehend what I read.
I can’t be sure, but I suspect my glasses are to blame. I need some new specs. It’s been about three years since I last had my eyes checked. I didn’t mean to let it go so long. The need for new glasses is most noticeable to me when I’m using my camera. I’ve been shooting blind lately.
Well, okay, not blind as in I can’t see anything. Blind as in things are not in focus. In a way, it’s fun and interesting because I find surprises when I look at the photos on the big screen (monitor).
I meant to get new glasses before we travel east on vacation, but it’s too late for that now.
Sallyann recently wrote a post where she mentioned being in need of some general maintenance. I commented that I too was in need of some. Until I took that reading test this morning, I was thinking more in terms of hair, nails, exercise, etc. I did take care of my hair this morning, having it cut and colored. It’s streaked with some fun copper and blonde tones, much better than the silver, gray, and white. Some day I’ll give in and let the silver, white, and gray go. It took me a long time to learn to play with things like hair color. I still haven’t worked up the nerve to go purple or pink. Maybe next time.
It’s a gray day here in the Bogs. Plenty of clouds but no rain. Yesterday and this morning were our last chance for rain for a while. Maybe next Monday or Tuesday, when we hit the 90s again, we’ll get some of the wet stuff.
I guess that’s it from me for today. I’m heading out to the garden to plant some peppers and tomatoes. Rain or no rain, the planting must go on. We’ll water everything and hope for the best.
Thank you for visiting and resuming the walk in the Rhododendron Garden at the Holden Arboretum with me. I hope my chatter hasn’t been too dull or too noisy. I think I might try a Wordless Walk here on the blog very soon. Or at least one without me babbling on, one that will give us all some breathing space.