Okay, more than a bit.
So this week I organized my life around this concept,
" What would make me feel good?"
One of the things I did was do some home love. You know that saying about the cobblers children have no shoes? Well this designer's home was showing some designery neglect.. But the weather changed, we stopped the canned air and threw open the windows. On the first morning after the opening I came down the stairs thinking , " this feels different". It certainly did , the air felt different the house smelled different and suddenly all I wanted to do was love my home again.
They can be hard to spot until one day a web falls into your cup of tea.
I am not one who can make things look good on the surface while ignoring what lies beneath. So what ensued was furniture hauling, detailed vacuuming of shelves full of memorabilia from our lives, ( think slow and tedious) plenty of scrubbing and polishing. I set up a fairly interesting mix on one of the online radio sites and occasionally took a break to shake my assets and sing off key.
|another spider hiding place is in the rush seats|
It's best y'all couldn't hear that too. I expect it sounded even worse than Moi's rant about the injudicious elimination of Cassanova. ( I agree with her totally).
I was on such a satisfying rip I carried on until I'd shouted out my wrath about the Mosques and the Quran burnings and the coming home from Iraq speech and National Parks getting signed over to the UN and the BLM land grabs and the horrors of the NJ eminent domain travesties making its way to the Supreme Court. I ended up spilling my opinions on the "difficulties" our Constitution poses to the UN when it comes to "rights" of individual ownerships which interfere with the proposed UN takeover of our grasslands and moving of the "populous" to"designated urban centers". Lets just say ' shoot to kill' was heard more than once. I might even have been foaming at the mouth like some rabid beast by the time I got around to the idea it could be legal anywhere, for any reason, to sponsor a public death by stoning.
On Labor Day I went to a civic festival which started with
5,000 people saying the Lord's Prayer followed by us all reciting the Pledge of Alligence. Standing, with hands over hearts. I did not hear one voice protest either one of these traditions. Our amazing county band/orchestra then played an ensemble of the theme songs of each branch of military service having asked those attendees who had served to please stand for recognition while their branch was honored. Watching some of the elderly rise with pride and struggle to stand straight during the honor was a clutch moment for me. I so don't want respect , honor, might and love of our nation to perish. Integrity and decency should always prevail.
Following the concert there was a wonderful fireworks display. Lots of red, white and BOOM!
I liked it, I went home mostly relaxed and slept for 4 straight hours for the first time in weeks. Ok, months.
Somewhere along the way the multiple issues with the new high speed wireless modem, and the new laptop mostly got resolved. The modem was replaced as was the new laptop. The laptop manufacturer, would NOT replace their equipment which was found by their tech to have a defective wireless adapter B as well as a dysfunctional mother board. Would Not. I on the other hand, took the print outs of the findings and the recommendations of their own tech to 'replace' and the company 'decline to replace' to the point of purchase and asked them to recognize it was not good business. They replaced the laptop. I will return this exchanged laptop if there is a single issue since I know " customer support" is actually " corporate protectionism".
Later in the week I took a senior friend/client on a day trip to one of my favorite mountain retreat towns.
It was spectacular day, really beautiful and enjoyable. Except for the anxious moments when the leisurely stroll became an issue because Constance forgot to use her prescription inhalers before leaving home. I did ask her what the inhalers were for and was shocked at the response," chronic bronchitits, emphysema, COPD" She was gasping for air on a deserted hillside while I was trying to get a cell phone signal when I asked
" Why on Earth did we take this walk if you having breathing issues?"
|I love this place|
|These cattle looked very friendy and very big|
|Does this English hare look like $400 to you?|
|just add flowers|
|I didn't get these fishys, clay was too gray|
|these chickie chickies were 50% off|
Maybe I'll have another week of therapy, it seems to be working. I think I smiled today.