Friday, April 10, 2009

What's happening upstairs

I know I need to write something, it's been a few days. However, my mind is a complete blank this morning. Nothing-bad, good or even indifferent is rolling around up there, and now that I think about it, that's pretty off. Oh---there is a song ...

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day..

there is always a song. I used to try and remember what was the first one that popped into my head every morning. Today, I guess this one would have to be it.

I was out chopping cotton and my brother was baling hay...

It's Friday again, that's awesome. It has been a rough week, and I'm happy to have it nearly over. I am feeling better, well -- the issues with the medication are over, and I am back to the problems that made me take it in the first place.

And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat...

We have been so busy at work, I can't even get a minute to gather my thoughts. That's a good thing, I am aware, but I know there are things that I am not doing, or not doing on time. I haven't been able to even put a decent list together all week long, someone is always standing in front of my desk, needing something.

And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet"..

It's time to begin the planning for the Ice Cream Store. We are usually open by now, but this year, it just didn't make sense. I am not positive yet, but I hope I have most of the details worked out, in my head at least. It will be a much-scaled down version of the usual season this year, I just don't have it in me to oversee any more than what I'm planning on.

And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"...

In fact, I am sort of wondering how I will be able to do even this. It is still listed for sale and it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if it sold, today. Right this second. However, that's not likely and to try and sell an ice cream establishment in the summertime when it's closed is probably not the best way to do it. So, I will figure it out somehow.

"Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"...

It's Good Friday, Easter is Sunday. I am having the whole family over for dinner, it's been forever since we have all been in the same place at the same time. In fact, I haven't even seen my youngest since my birthday - so I am looking forward to it.

And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas
"Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please"
"There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow"
And Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge...

And see...this is why I am braindead. My head is full of stupid song lyrics, that I haven't heard in years, and yet I can still quote the whole thing.

And what was Billy Joe throwing off that bridge?

Happy Friday! :)

11 comments:

ambersun said...

Hi again

Hope you feel less hurried and calmer soon.

I don't think I'd cope very well with all the demands you have.

That's why I only study part time - I can't cope with a full load.

Here's hoping Easter is fun and restful for you.

Amber

fiwa said...

Give yourself a break and don't overdo on Easter, kay? I'm glad you've got lots of family coming though - that will be nice. :)

Love you -
fiwa

josie2shoes said...

Well, I'm glad those darn side effects from the meds are gone, scary stuff. Wish it didn't have to mean the return of the pain. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, I know having your family all gathered around you is the best medicine. Hard to even fathom ice cream season up there when you are still trying to thaw out from the snow! :-)

Golden To Silver Val said...

When that song first came out everyone had a different idea just what was thrown off the bridge...my friends and I always thought it was an aborted baby. Billy Joe the father, the singer, the mother.
I woke up humming "Delta Dawn". I know it will stick with me all day long now. That's another song that makes you wonder what the heck the real story is.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday with loving family. I will take delight in watching my granddaughter hunt for hidden Easter eggs in the back yard...weather permitting. Much love and big hugs, Charlotte

CRUSTYBEEF said...

happy Easter Jaime!!
Enjoy the time with your family.
with the songs in your head!!
XO

SOUL: said...

hmmm... i don't remember the movie well enough to remember him throwin anything but himself off the bridge---
good movie tho--
and funny charlotte mentioned delta dawn.. that song comes to me a lot-- i used to sing it all the time.. musta been the roach on the shoe memories--- eeewwweeee.. (i knew that'd getchya! :))

love me
ox

make the kids do the cookin-- stay off your feet on easter--
:))

would you believe i just did my easter dinner shopping? ugh-- me either-- but it turned out much cheaper than going out where we had planned to. and we'll have leftovers!
yum

happy easter

SOUL: said...

ps-- hello to the clan-

Kathy said...

Take a deep breath. Let it out. Take another one. Let is out. Smile.
Perhaps he was throwing all his problems off that bridge! Happy Easter.

Raine said...

Billy Joe threw his girlfriends doll off the Tallahasee bridge, then himself

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Brad said...

I think the commenter above me is trying to sell you viagra or something -

I love that song - It can still make me cry just a little.