Thursday, October 12, 2006

Behind the scenes, noises and chores done.

Thank you to all the commenters and emailers for letting me know what you think of 3BT. Lots of you have said you are inspired -- I feel inspired, too, knowing I'm pleasing so many people. To all those who asked if they can link, please do! I am a bit behind with the Roll of Honour (see right) but I'm doing a few links each day, and it will be ready soon.

1. Following my flight of fancy about the woods being covered in fog because They were getting them ready for autumn, Douglas said that it was because They were resetting all the spring bulbs now so they wouldn't have to do it in a huge rush at the end of winter.

2. Katie appears with an enormous parcel. I can't guess what it is, but when I get through the tape, I discover that she has acquired (somehow) a set of speakers for my computer so that my radio doesn't sound tinny.

3. When all the washing up is stacked up in the drying rack and I am free to flollop down in front of the TV.


  1. Congratulations on the Blog of Note.

    Excellent idea for a blog. I'm sure I will be coming back regularly.

  2. flopping? in front of the TV? my TV?!?!?!

    hope you're feeding the fish!

    ps, having a lovely time on honeymoon. always time to 3bt in paradise.


  3. Nothing feels better then to be productive...and justified in relaxing.

    I am starting to look for the beauty around me.

  4. Annie Dillard "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"

    Just wanted to share this with you.

    "It is still the first week in January, and I've got great plans. I've been thinking about seeing. There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But -and this is the point-who gets excited by a mere penny? If you follow one arrow, if you crouch motionless on a bank to watch a tremulous ripple thrill on the water and are rewarded by the girth of a muskrat kit paddling from its den, will you count that sight a chip of copper only, and go your rueful way? It is dire poverty indeed when man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then , since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. What you see is what you get."

    Just thought of you Clare
    Have a great day.

  5. fun. It was fun spending the day looking for 3 beautiful things.

  6. rrr my comment got chopped off. It was supposed to say "I tried this yesterday and it was fun."

  7. Here is one beautiful thing

    Check it out.

    Here is number 2

    Here is three.

  8. I loved this great idea, I'd like to think that I see 3 beautiful things a day, I'm sure I do!!! I just don't acknowledge them... Note to self start......

    I link this I hope you don't mind.

    Thanks for inspirations!!

    Lucy in Arizona

  9. hello, i feel so happy happently to read your blog. i'd also like to follow this way. :)

  10. A marvelous choice for a blog. I'll be back. I especially appreciate the way in which your joy comes clearly through the words.


  11. Just discovered your site. Great stuff. Keep spreading the positivity. I'm inspired.

  12. beautiful blog (: i made mention of you blog and quoted some of the beautiful things you posted i hope you don't mind (:

  13. Hi Clare,
    I'm so glad to have found your joyous blog. I'm reading it daily and sharing the wonder.

  14. I've got 400 words: poop stains come out better when you use hot water. Multiply that by 10.

    el rey chancho

  15. Just a few minor criticisms.

    1. Douglas is a fuckwad.

    2. It really isn't difficult to acquire computer speakers. Just go to a computer shop.

    3.Flollop isn't a word. Stop perverting the English language.

  16. Dear bar bar butt:

    Nobody is forcing you to read this blog which is inspiring to quite a few people.

    Nobody said that it is difficult to acquire computer speakers...I deduce that she found joy in receiving it as a gift.

    I believe that the word you used in your paragraph 1 can be qualified as a "perverted" word, used in you comment by a perverted mind, which uses controversy as medium in order for others to visit your pathetic blog.

    If you look into the mirror, you will see a sad-sad individual.

    Clare! Shot on the blog of note! It is lank! Keep up with it and don't mind the odd balls out there.

  17. Very sweet. One needs to reminded of sweet things when the dirt is so visible.

    "When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feeeeeeeel, sooo bad...!" - The sound of music. :)

  18. I'm happy to see this in blog form. Some friends of mine have been practicing this for years and it's always a pleasant break in the afternoon (especially when it's been a bad one) to stop and think of 3 beautiful things. Really changes the perspective.

    Congrats on being recognised as the literary individual that you are!


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