Picture it....the 1960's...in America. The scent of Patchouli hangs in the air, the music of that era says so much. Hmmmm. This is the feeling I'm getting today here at home, minus the Patchouli....which I love by the way.
I am dressed in sweatshirt and black leggings (my favorite casual outfit), headphones on my head with an mp3 player clipped to my shirt. The music from the 60's and 70's takes me back as I sway with the beat. I have made myself a mixed drink and am sipping it as I'm cleaning house. Laundry going, dishes getting washed and tables being dusted. Beef stew in the crockpot, making the whole house fragrant and giving off an air of coziness. Today I've been blessed with a rare bout of energy. I don't know where its coming from but I'm not questioning it or wasting it....I'm using it as fast as I can for I don't know when I'll get it again. I've worked over 60 hours these past two weeks (part-time) and I should be tired but instead I feel energized. Its cold outside....gloomy and raining, making a mess of all the leaves carpeting the ground.
To say I've let my house go during all this outside work is an understatement. I'm hoping I'll be able to get it back in shape in these two days that I have off. Thankfully, next week I go back to my two day a week schedule for a couple weeks, then I have to fill in for another person's vacation. Don't misunderstand, I'm very grateful for the work.....the money will be going to pay my daughter's property taxes to save the house from the forfeiture list. So I'm on a mission. LOL, kind of like the Blues Brothers. Damn those property taxes anyway.
I took my vehicle in and got it winterized. Had the tires checked, oil changed and all fluids topped off. Hopefully that will do the trick and I won't have any repairs. My grandson came over and put all the deck furniture in the garage in preparation of winter. I hear that states west of us have been getting some pretty impressive snow. With all this rain, if we were just a bit colder out, I fear this could be snow also. I'm not ready for it to snow. We had such a brutal winter last time.....I just dread it.
On my way home last night in heavy rush hour traffic I was behind a guy that was driving so erratic that he frightened me. I wanted to get away from him but figured I'd rather have him in front of me than behind me. He crossed the center line several times as well as drifting onto the shoulder. I dug out my phone and was preparing to call and report him but by the time I got the phone out of my purse and turned on, he went a different way than I had to go and so he lucked out. I just hope he got to his destination without causing anyone grief.
Well, my break is over and I must get back to the business of making this house look halfway presentable. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Tell someone you love them.