This winter has been really cold and we’ve had a whole lot of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Although it snows a lot, it hasn’t been sticking to the ground, so that’s a bit of a help. But, even so, I am sick of the extra stress and the long dark days of this winter. It messes up traffic and there is always some asshole who thinks he is special who goes flying by everyone, driving too fast and causing wrecks.
I’m sick of the cold weather and sick of the wet streets. And let’s not even talk about the mud blog that is now my front yard – a goopy brown mess that you can’t walk on at all or you’ll slip and bust your ass.
I’m so sick of winter.
Haven’t heard a single person talking about hosting a Super Bowl football party this year. What’s up with that? Are people too broke to buy some chips and dip and invite me over or what? I’ll bring my own damn beer – just want someplace with a couch and big screen TV. Is that too much to ask?
Maybe none of my friends give a shit about either of the football teams that are playing in this year’s game. I have a lot of friends who live in Colorado, so I guess I will have to cheer for the Broncos. But I don’t think they are going to win. I’d rather cheer for the team that I think deserves to win, and I think the Seahawks are a better team. But, what do I know?
I am having a hard time getting in the mood for Christmas this year. It’s more fun when you are going to be around family or if you have little kids. I’m stuck here at my house because of work and won’t get to go home to see my family this year.
So, I bought a little Charlie Brown Xmas tree and stuck it in the window of my living room. I wonder if the neighbors can even see it? I did find a $5 box of lights at the Dollar Store, so I have little lights a red ornament on my little tree. No angel this year- I couldn’t find one small enough for this little tree.
Merry Christmas, family and friends – I hope you get everything on your list and if you have to travel, please take it slow and extra careful so you arrive safely.
Friday night almost never finds me at home, but since we had such bad weather here on Thursday night, the county postponed Halloween until Friday. So, rather than going downtown to the clubs, I was here at home greeting ghosts and goblins at my door, and paying a ransom for their demands of candy.
I bought a big bag of suckers at Sam’s Cub and poured the bag into a big plastic punch bowl that was decorated with skulls and ghosts and witches. The kids got a kick out of having to put their hands into the bowl to get a handful of suckers.
It was kind of fun to see all the kids come to the door. I think the doorbell rang about a dozen times. They stopped coming around 8:30 – I thought that was too early to quit, but people around here do seem to get in bed early.
The trick or treaters made a good dent in my stash of suckers, but I do have a bunch of them left over. I doubt that I will ever eat all those, but maybe I will… I don’t know what else to do with them and can’t bear the thought of just tossing them all in the trash.
Holy crap – it went below freezing last night! I saw a freeze warning on the 10:00 news and realized that I needed to bring in all the houseplants that have been enjoying their summer stay outside. If I didn’t bring them in, surely they would have frozen and died from the cold.
Hate to see summer go, but I guess it’s time to dig out the winter coats and see if I still have a pair of decent gloves with both the right hand and the matching left hand. I don’t know what it is about me and gloves, but it seems like I have to buy a new pair every damn year. I lose the right hand glove every year – where do they go?
My coat from last year should still be in good shape but it might need a quick trip to the dry cleaner. I can’t remember if I got it cleaned last spring when I put it up or did I just slowly stop wearing the coat? I probably should have had it cleaned in April, but I have a sinking feeling that I just stopped wearing it and it’s a little dirty around the cuffs and collar. Where is that damn coat, anyway?