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Old 03-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #85
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Monday, Monday…..ack. I don’t know what my problem is, but after grocery shopping yesterday, running other errands and such, and cooking supper, I couldn’t sleep worth a darn last night. Didn’t even feel like lying down until close to midnight, then read a book for over an hour, turned the light out, and tossed and turned and tossed and got up to the bathroom, back to tossing and turning, kept checking the time – 1:00, 2:00, 3:30, etc., etc. I may have dozed some, but it was very on and off, and my alarm was set for 5:30. Needless to say, I am NOT exactly peppy today. Lots to do, though, and I am taking a much needed break in what turned out to be a VERY danged busy morning. I am horribly envious of those like you, Bobbi, who no longer have to look forward to weekends to get a break. I look forward with great anticipation to not giving a hoot what day it is.
Freda, I don’t know about uninvited kids coming to birthday parties, but I do know that they have become incredibly complicated and expensive affairs. We have a “Chucky Cheese” place that has all sorts of play equipment and such, plus “Chucky” who, from what I can understand, is a big mouse or rat or something (human being in costume) who performs for the kids, and they have that greasy pizza, etc., and birthday cake. I don’t go to those – or haven’t in the past, but I see parties for the twins hovering on the near horizon, and I suspect that I will be recruited to attend those. In the past, with the older grandkids, they usually would do a party at someplace like that, or at a roller skating park, or someplace equally loud and kid-filled, and we (DH & I) have been graciously invited to a separate “family” party for cake & ice cream and gifts and balloons and such, but without all the screaming kids. Just lucky so far, I guess.
I got that email about the groceries from different parts of the world – Donna/Jess sent it along to me – and it really is quite an eye-opener. I was appalled at that couple from southern US (I forget where, exactly) but their food was SO unhealthy – they certainly could’ve eaten a whole lot better for the money they spent. And of course comparing what we in the mainstream have available to us in comparison to those people living in third-world countries is downright incredible. Of course, it always amazes/upsets me to think of the excess that some folks have – I’m talking about throwing million dollar parties and such – compared to the abject poverty that others are faced with. It’s just SO crazy.
YOU can certainly stretch a dollar when it comes to feeding people, Karen3 – maybe you should write a book about how to do it. I betcha it would be an overnight best seller!
Karen31, I guess I’m wondering WHY this son of yours is living in your house rent-free? Not that I have all the answers, by any means, but it does seem that if he’s not responsible for even his basic living expenses – including rent, or room & board – why should he be accountable? Why shouldn’t he do whatever he wants with his money, including sending it off to that crazy woman? Yikes! If I were you, I guess I’d be cleaning my house morning, noon and night trying to work off MY irritation…hmmm…make that a little stronger than irritation. Make that RAGE. (But I do tend to be a little more easily riled than most).
Good morning, Gayle. Thanks for popping in!
Hey, PT! Most of our snow is melted. Somehow, that doesn’t make me feel all that secure. I’m kind of waiting for the other shoe to drop, you know? Like another huge blizzard when we least expect it. I don’t like too much heat, either, but mostly what I hate is humidity. Dry heat doesn’t bother me nearly as much as when everything is moist and drippy, and it feels like you’re carrying a wet blanket on your back. Oh, summer…Yay (not). I wish it could be October all year long!
Okay – hi to everybody else, and have a great day!

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