Friday, April 24


There's nothing to tell. Really.

I could tell you about the 3 baskets of clean laundry I need to fold and put away. The ones that have been piling up for a week.

I could tell you about having to spend $300.08 on my car yesterday, when I learned it was the brakes that were making that awful crunching noise when I turned right.

I could tell you how the lawn service came yesterday morning; cut the grass and blew debris off the deck, and today -- tree debris, branches and pollen are covering absolutely everything. I could tell you how the idiot with a weed eater cut down a small seedling I had transplanted and was nursing along to take the place of the cleyera I lost last spring. I could tell you how mad that made me, but I don't usually curse here.

I could tell you that more and more people I know are losing their jobs, or having their hours cut back, but you already know many who are in that category, don't you? And then I could tell you about the overworked people who are left to do the work of those laid off, without raises to motivate them.

I could tell you that my cats, who don't seem to be eating any more than usual, are filling up their litter boxes faster than I can shovel it into the trash, and when the box is not as clean as they would like, they show their displeasure by peeing beside the box and pooping in the front hall.

I could tell you about my dream last night. I was seated in a movie theater to see a live show (I don't know who the performer was) and as soon as the lights were lowered, I realized that my purse had been stolen. I woke up almost crying I was so upset at losing my money, phone, cards, etc. That'll teach me to put my purse under the seat in front of me!

I could tell you that the fires in North Myrtle Beach are dangerously close to the place we are supposed to stay in May, and it's possible that it will burn. But I don't want to think about that.

I could tell you about the great pizza we had for dinner, because the ground round I tried to thaw in the fridge today was still frozen solid when I came home from work.

But I won't bother.

BTW: that's not me up there at the top!

21 comments:

srp said...

I have had one of those weeks too. I had a strange dream last night... it was sort of a science fiction, slasher movie, emotional angst dream all rolled into one. Must have eaten something that didn't set well. Oh well.

Did you get a lot of wind with the rain that went through this week? Oh, I now have daffodils... it does pay to plant late after all!

Anthony said...

300 dollars for the brakes seems pretty steep. Did they change the whole brake assembly?

Gilly said...

What a week! I think I'd be saddest about the seedling cut down after all that care. Idiot grass cutter!

Lets hope for a better week next week!

PS the Brakes on my car cost me a bomb, too, last month!

Eddie said...

Judy,
You had a very active day that you could tell about.

Arkansas Patti said...

Phew, never again will I complain about inactivity. That is at least a month's worth of yuck. Hope you have satisfied the "fates" and that the rest of the month is smooth sailing.
Those fires are awful.

Rue said...

Dang Judy! You had a hellacious week!! Hopefully it can only get better.

Oh and what is with cats?? Mine does the same thing... ugh!

rue

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Sorry about your little seedling. You can come and curse over at my place. I don't mind. :-)

Star said...

What a week. TGIF for you I bet.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yeah, I suppose you COULD tell us about all that, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Hope your weekend is a really good one sweetie....((((((((Hugs))))))))~Joy

PI said...

Now Judy sit down - have a coffee and a naughty cake - or whatever you fancy take a deep breath and remember that if I could blow all the aangst and annoyance away for you I would.xoxoxoxox

colleen said...

I love this kind of every day stuff. I think if we act out fears an robberies in the dream world, we won't have to during the day.

Shephard said...

Cat foods with fillers tend to produce more waste. Look up the food you are feeding them online, and see if they have a lot of empty calories and fillers. I'd consider a different food. And another litter box.
~S

sage said...

A creative way to tell us plenty! pizza? I'm ready for lunch!

Travelin'Oma said...

I hate surprise car repairs! Whenever I realize I have a dollar or two after paying all the bills, my car conks out in one way or another. I sounds like your week needs a good week-end!

Darlene said...

Oh, Judy, what a terrible week. I don't know why these things all come at the same time. You are due for a week of good happenings after this one and I hope it occurs.

Jamie Dawn said...

I like it when you don't have much to tell.
It seems I learn a LOT when you having nothing to share.

:-)

Bad brakes, bad cats, bad yard workers, bad job market, but goooood pizza!!!!

Grannymar said...

You did the 'I Could' Meme without realizing it!

Next week can only get better!

rosemary said...

TGIF....I would have enjoyed the pizza.

JeanMac said...

Wow, what a time! Sending a hug as you do so often for us. "Here's to better days"

Jay Simser said...

Well, I don't think things are so bad for you. My car is going to cost me $1300. And I am just glad it can be fixed. I did buy a lottery ticket. Wish me luck. Have a great week-end and BTW, I loved this post. It was a clever way to write your news. j

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lots you could tell and ALL of it is interesting....It is funny how lots of things like this are happening....Life does seem very hard these days for so many people---including me, I dare say....!
I'm glad you shared these things with us Judy....This was a post filled with lots of "life" Challanges....!
And at least The Pizza was good! (lol)