I headed out early this morning to pick up a few groceries.
The vet called last night and told me to buy cottage cheese for Charlie’s tummy. That’s actually what I went into the store for.
But as sometimes happens, I completely forgot the cottage cheese. I only thought about it when I had my groceries on the conveyor belt. And of course there were people in front of me and behind me.
I have gone to this clerk quite a few times. She told me to go get it. Naturally it was all the way at the end of the store. I told her to go ahead and let the woman behind me check out. I just hate to make people wait because of my memory lapse.
Yesterday I had prescriptions to pick up at Walgreens. I went through the drive-thru and reached into my purse for my reading glasses. But they weren’t there. Oh great. I always have a separate pair of readers in my purse.
So I went inside and found a buy-one-get-one-free sale on readers. I checked out and then quickly drove to Home Depot just down the road to get a couple of three foot boards. The four foot shelves were too big for the other wall.
I picked out boards. They weren’t in great shape. We had decided on laminate shelves, which I am lamenting now.
They’re typically scuffed and usually there’s just a few to choose from.
And now, how are we going to paint the scuffed up places? Can you paint MDF laminate boards? Does anyone know?
I was in a hurry because I was meeting my daughter for lunch. She is the same way. So I knew she would be at the restaurant right on time for our lunch.
We had Chinese food. I got home and quickly figure out that the shelves he has already put up were 10 inch and not the 12 inch shelves I just bought.
If that wasn’t enough, I sat down with my laptop and put on the reader glasses I’d just bought, and realized that I got the wrong strength.
I put the boards back in the car and went back to trade the glasses in for the right strength at Walgreens. And then I headed back to Home Depot to exchange the wrong sized shelves.
After all that, I hope to not have to go into Home Depot for at least six months.
This morning after I bought groceries I headed to the vet’s office to get a refill of Charlie’s diuretic.
Seems like money just flows through my fingers like sand these days.
I paid Nathan some money. But then we made a deal that I would give him the iPad I had purchased last spring and only used a few times.
I know many of you just love your iPad, but it just didn’t resonate with me somehow. I couldn’t seem to make the transition from PC to Apple.
Nathan wanted to keep it. But he has a wife and two children under the age 2, and another son in Texas. He ended up selling it to get money to pay some of his bills.
I hated to see him have to sell it for much less than I paid for it, but apparently a new iPad had just come out. Thus the one I bought had gone down in price.
I found one of my wrist braces this morning. I still can’t find the newer one. I guess eventually I’ll come across it. Miss Ivy probably knows where it is.
Just now I caught her stretched out trying to get to the first shelf of my blue hutch where my dishes are. I quickly nipped that in the bud. So she’s gone back to her curtain tie.
Earlier she was messing with some of my books. Does Ivy want to learn how to read? Then she pawed at my pens I have in a mug. Ivy, do you want to learn how to write? Or do you just want to hide my pens from me?
She’s still putting toys in their water. I take one out, and the next time I go in the kitchen I find she’s plopped another one in there.
Yesterday I saw her chasing dust motes. Dust motes!
Cats could teach children how to never be bored.
Children these days seem to need their parents to entertain them. What???
I don’t recall having to entertain my children once they were past the toddler stage.
Heavenly days. Children can be imaginative and find ways to play. They can dig in the frigging dirt if nothing else.
They can play “pretend” like we did. Do they truly need expensive electronic devices to provide their entertainment?
You know how I can harp on this. It is an endless irritation to me.
Well, I’m an old fuddy-duddy. I just hope if the children are online then someone is policing what they’re doing.
Do they take their smart phones into the school room? If they do I feel sorry for their teachers.
We all know that teachers never get paid enough. Somehow there is never enough money allotted in the budget for them to make a living. Many have to work a second job to put food on their table.
Let’s hope that the top 1% in this country has received their huge tax break and are satisfied with it. And now some much needed attention might go to education and police officers, etc. These folks have such important jobs and never get properly compensated for it.
Last week I was talking to a woman a little younger than me down at the office. I learned that for six years she lived under a bridge.
Can you imagine living under a darned bridge for six years? I was speechless. Stunned. What kind of a country are we that people get to the point where they have nothing but a bridge over their heads?
She’s lived here for about 18 years. And she’s so kind. She cooks for the elderly who live here. She’s always doing good and taking care of others.
I admire her resilience and generosity. And that what happened to her didn’t beat her down and make her bitter. Instead it made her stronger and obviously increased her empathy for others.
Something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong. Things have gone awry and the world seems tilted on its axis in a very precipitous fashion.
Well, I don’t know how I got started on all this.
When I start typing my daily post, most of the time I have no idea where I’m going with it.
Sometimes I do. But for the most part, my fingers just start typing.