Saturday, November 8, 2008

This n' that.....

Picture it....the 1960' 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.


Bear Naked said...

If you have any of that energy left do you want to send it over to me?
This is such a lazy Saturday here, hubby is napping in the clean sheeted bed and I would like to but know if I do, I will be awake half the night.

We have prepared for the dreaded winter also and now I am trying to see if we can save some pennies to get to Mexico in January.
Even if it is only 2 weeks at least it would be 2 weeks less of winter to endure.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Bear((( )))

Smocha said...

Oh I hope this winter is NOTHING like the last one.

I, not being a child of the 60's ,had never in my life smelled Patchouli .Until that fateful day I picked Desert Dirt Diva up at O'hare .She got in the cab of my little truck and I was overcome with a horrible smell.

"What in the world do you have on?"

She proudly says "Patchouli "

I pitied whoever had to next to her on the flight.

LOL, Glad you girls like it. But please don't wear it in confined spaces. :)

P.s. I'll take an order of your energy ,to go.

Happy Sunday!

SOUL: said...

i have no idea what Patchouli is--or what it smells like. i thought it might be food til i saw smochas comment-- hmmm, now i wonder...

anyhow-- i also wonder how i missed this post yesterday-- last night?
hmm... i can't wait to NOT live my life on medication. i already had a bad memory--- now i believe i live under a cloud of amnesia- or something. i have NO memory :((

anyhow-- the stew sounds good... i bet it was???

hugs to you--
stay warm
and Lord yes-- say NO to a winter like last years'
i remember you and jamies' winter hell. it lasted forever --- it just can't be like that again..

Cheryl said...

I loved the visuals that your words brought. Did you use a feather duster as you rocked to the music? I think I'll stay home at least for part of the day tomorrow, cleaning to music. I've been neglecting my house. Ever notice how little I talk about cleaning?

We had a mild winter last year. I can only hope for the same again. You never know on the east coast.

Brad said...

I love those sudden burst of energy and you did well by 'making hay in the sunshine'

P.S. I love you!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it great when you get all motivated and get so much done. I think it was some time in 1998 that I last felt like that. Well ok it wasn't THAT long ago but if you saw my house right now you would probably think it was more like 1993.

I have been busy outside too but in my case I am getting the garden ready for the onslaught of scorching hot weather. I'm putting a lot of mulch and straw down on the garden beds to protect the roots from the unrelenting heat. I dread the summer almost as much as you probably dread the winter. Want to swap places?