My Real Life

May 27, 2012

Random Sunday Thoughts

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I know, I know.

Lots of random thoughts lately.

I’ve been sick with high fever, and maybe it’s making me think random thoughts more than usual.

Or, maybe it’s just allowed me to ignore my edit button, and if it comes into my head, it’s coming out of my fingers on the blog.

Either way, here are some more random thoughts to entertain you this Sunday.

1.  How is possible that my temperature is 102.6 right now, and yet I am absolutely freezing and shivering with the chills?

(I don’t need an actual scientific explanation…I’m just pondering.)

Monkey in the Middle keeps telling me I should get out from under the blanket because my fever is so high, and I keep trying to explain that I’m freezing.  Thank goodness, he’s never been really sick, so he doesn’t understand.  Here’s hoping he never does.

2.  Here’s a conversation that happened here yesterday:

Baby Monkey: I wish I was an elf so I could go into houses at night and use a flashlight.

Real Man:  Well, you can use a flashlight in our house at night.

Baby Monkey:  No, I want to go into OTHER people’s houses and use a flashlight at night.

Real Man:  Oh, so you want to be a criminal!

Baby Monkey:  No, Dad.  An elf.

3.  I’d like to direct your attention to my friend, Shane’s, blog.

I think I’ve sent you there before, but this week, he’s writing about the songs of summer and how they define certain times in our lives.

He nailed it.

Check it out.

4.  I’m on the hunt.

I’m on the hunt for a mug.

Anyone who has ever opened our mug cabinet might think this is a strange ambition, considering the sheer amount of mugs we have in this house.

They’ve accumulated from both of our childhoods and through our entire relationship.

We’ve got mugs with Disney characters, with our names, with Thomas Kinkaide pictures, and almost every other kind of mug there is.

However, I want something special.

I drink a lot of tea, and little mugs don’t do it for me.

However, I don’t just want a plain, big mug.

I want to find “the perfect” mug.

I want a mug that has some kind of saying about writing on it.

I love quotes from authors about the craft of writing.

And, since I do most of my writing at my desk with a mug of tea by my side, I can’t help but feel that it would be inspirational.

(Can’t you see it?  My novel finally gets published and I dedicate the book to my mug?)

So, if you happen to see such a mug in your travels, my dear readers, please give me a heads up.

‘Cuz I’m on the hunt.

5.  We Bought a Zoo.

No, WE didn’t buy a zoo, but we watched the movie last night for family movie night.

Loved it.


Watch it.

(Just be mindful of the language…we weren’t quite ready for some of the swears and did a lot of impromptu coughing to cover up.)


  1. Baby Monkey’s flashlight story…adorable. I, too, am a collector of mugs…and I was devastated when my Central Perk cup-o-soup-size coffee mug broke. And since I still have summer songs on my mind [Huey Lewis and the News’s “Sports” was my favorite summer album growing up], I’ve been singing the following song since reading your post: “I Want a New [Mug].” Feel better!

    Comment by Shane Smith — May 27, 2012 @ 7:22 am | Reply

    • Fantastic…I have a feeling “I want a new mug” will now spend the rest of the weekend with me, as well!

      Comment by abozza — May 27, 2012 @ 7:32 am | Reply

  2. Hi Amy – sorry to hear you’re under the weather still. Not fun. The good news is your Random Thoughts aren’t an indication of you becoming delirious! With regard to shivering – the quick non scientific answer is your body is trying to cool down. The more you shiver, the more you’ll sweat and then cool yourself off. That’s how it’s been explained to me.

    Deep Peace

    Comment by ouractsofkindness — May 27, 2012 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  3. Oh I so understand the mug issue, I really do. I have been accused of being a mug hoarder. I DO NOT CARE. I love them. If I go anywhere special or different in any way I need a mug to commemerate it. It is quite a source of amusement for my family. I even have summer mugs and winter mugs. Sometimes I long for perfect to. I look and look and look to no avail, and then, just when I have given up, I find it. I hope you feel better soon!

    Comment by Kim — May 27, 2012 @ 3:32 pm | Reply

    • LOL, Kim. I actually don’t like having so many mugs. I am constantly trying to sneakily get rid of some. I just need that RIGHT mug. 🙂

      Comment by abozza — May 27, 2012 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

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