Sunday, February 25, 2018
February. What can you expect from a month spelled like that ?
My latelys have been a crazy mixture of trepidation and contentment and wonder and sorrow. Am I just human ? More often than I care to admit, I am emotionally rocked by external goings on in the world I inhabit. On a large scale (school shootings, government, world politics) and on a small scale (my life and home and community). And I seem to react equally. Huh. What's that about ?
The truck engine gave up the ghost last week. After an $800 repair bill *that included a new battery*. Seriously ? Sigh. So we are now down to one car and I have been looking at cars the past few days. Online. And then the sales people track me and start calling, offering me all kinds of deals. lol I got a letter in the mail telling me I was pre-qualified for 75K in auto loans. 75K. Really guys ? I think not. That's more than I paid for my home. So anyway, it looks like we are about to enter the "Ididn'twantacarpaymentbutIhavenootherchoice" zone. The talk around Honeysuckle Hill is to get a newer car for me and he will drive the Malibu to work. Discussion is continually ensuing over whether or not we even really need to have a truck. My vote is not so much. His is oh yes we do. And so it continues...endless debate between married couples that has been going on since time began.
Things have been relatively calm around here (and by around here, I mean in my head). lol In spite of broken cars and choking dogs and exploding canning jars. I thought about canning pinto beans today, but have decided I'm not doing much of anything instead. Himself is off hiking or something and I am home here with 60's hits playing on the radio. Haven't even cleaned up the breakfast dishes yet, because I didn't want to. Looking around at my living room and kitchen/dining room I am annoyed...it was all cleaned up on Friday when I played Holly Housewife all day and had things looking great. Now the dog toys are scattered everywhere, his shoes under the end table, crap spread out all over my nice clean table, mud tracked in all over the floors from dog feet and his boots. Sigh... job security, I guess.
I just read this and thought it should be passed around--A LOT. lol
Women aren't nags--we're just fed up
And so it goes... just another day in February. It's been sunny all day for a change and the temps mild. The whole next week the temps look like May. I need to figure out what's for supper and make a plan. Sun rise, sun set...and the world keeps going. Himself is out taking the last dog for a walk, I watched The Library of Congress Gershwin Awards ceremony in honor of Smokey Robinson and then The Royal Tennenbaums. Made some lunch, washed the dishes. Straightened up the living room, picked up all the dog toys and put them, back in the basket. I'm meeting up with someone this evening and will be leaving here in a couple of hours. For now, that's about as far ahead as I can plan. Adios amigos.