Have you ever had one of those weeks where nothing went according to plan? That’s the kind of week it’s been for me.
My body has been struggling, all week, trying to get adjusted to the recent time change. As a result, I haven’t been feeling my best. Then, Monday began with the death of my pet parakeet, ‘Tweety’, and the week quickly went downhill from there. (Thought: Perhaps ‘Tweety’ didn’t adjust well to the time change either.)
Tuesday morning I heard noise outside, and looked outside to find a dear [male] friend of Ed’s and mine, who lives out-of-town, walking through our yard. It was 8:30 in the morning, I hadn’t even combed my hair or gotten dressed, and yet I was about to have a morning visitor! Ha! He said he was just passing by, and decided to stop by for a few minutes. He does that every once in a while.
On Wednesday, I’d planned to rake pine straw and work in the yard. Instead, my daughter called, and I ended up going on a ‘road trip’ with her and granddaughter. Not what I’d planned, but a heck of a lot more fun than raking pine straw!
Speaking of that ‘road trip’, two strange things happened during it. First of all, we saw a woman, in the K-mart parking lot selling doughnuts. The lady was a dead ringer for ‘Mama June’ off of the [now canceled] show “Honey Boo Boo”! My daughter swears it was ‘Mama June’. We do live in the same state, so who knows?! Ha!
The second strange thing that happened on our road trip was when we passed a car with a live Christmas tree tied to its roof! Really?! It’s only the first week of November. I can only imagine how dried out that tree will be by the last week of December! Speaking of the first week of November–what’s up with all of these Christmas movies and commercials already? When did we start going straight from Halloween to Christmas, without celebrating Thanksgiving first?
As we all know, Tuesday was election day. Our city keeps moving our voting place, so before every election we have to figure out where to go vote. This was the third election I’ve voted in (within four years), and I haven’t voted in the same place twice! We were told our voting place is going to be moved again, following Tuesday’s election. What in the world?!
Our weather is absolutely c-r-a-z-y! One day it’s in the 60’s, two days later, it’s back near 80 degrees, etc. Back and forth. Thank goodness for the climate control on the central unit! I go to bed with the air conditioning blowing, but wake up with the heat on. Ah, the joys of living in the south!
I can’t believe it, but Ed will be 65, next week. His birthday is next Thursday, but I’m waiting until next Saturday night to have his birthday celebration. It’s a shame the government went and moved the ‘full benefit’ social security retirement age to 66. Had it not been for that, Ed could be having a double celebration! Instead, he’ll get on medicare, whether he wants to or not, and keep on working for a while longer.
Happy House Anniversary to us! Seven years ago, today, Ed and I moved into our second house–the house Ed built [next-door to our original house] from the ground up, during weekends and after work. Sometimes I still wonder how he managed to do that!
That’s all I’ve got for today. I hope to spend the weekend relaxing and continuing to adjust to the new time. Monday will be here before we know it!
I’m linking my post up @ Half-Past Kissin’ Time.