Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Songs

Cleaning up my YouTube favorites, found this, it's delightful -

And here's the lyrics in case you don't catch them all.
Why do I love him? He don't love back
When I call his name, he turns his back
The weather is growing cold
And I want him back again
I kinda know this other guy but he's rather
Old enough to be my father
So he's not the one for me
'Cause I fancy younger men
I'm at a loss
Not a coincidence he left me because
My older man
Was ready to love me like the woman that I am
So is it such a problem if he's old?
As long as he does whatever he's told
I'm glad that it's just my heart that he stole
And left my dignity alone
When in Rome we landed our first kiss
I slurred my words but he pretended not to notice
And then he sat down to play
My heart sang a symphony
So far, so swimmingly
I'm glad I got up to find my fish in that sea
We've come so far
So who gives a damn about the ages we are
So is it such a problem if he's old?
As long as he does whatever he is told
I'm glad that it's just my heart that he stole
And left my dignity alone
So is it such a problem that he's old?
As long as he does whatever he is told
I know I'm gonna survive the December cold
With somebody to retrieve my long lost soul
With somebody to retrieve my long lost soul
Songwriters: Lianne Charlotte Barnes / Matt Hales
Age lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group

Saturday, May 26, 2018

It's all in the mind + Getting played by your cats

Saturday is the one day of the week guaranteed to have nothing on the agenda except the do-it-every-day chores. Which means I can sleep as long as I like/need, the only caveat being that I have to be showered and dressed by 12:30.  Therefore -

Friday nights I always fall asleep quickly and sleep well and deeply through the night and therefore - I am up by 7am - well rested, feeling good. Now why is that? It rarely happens any other night/morning of the week. I can always count on sleeping well on Friday nights and being up early, feeling well-rested on Saturday mornings...I think it's all in my head.

This morning we got thoroughly played by the cat, almost. BB is dumber than a box of rocks except when it comes to food, so here's the play-by-play.

- 4 am - BB gets a 1.3 ounce can of food. Frankie gets about a third of a 3 ounce can of food - yes, different foods, both chicken but BB favors Sheba Perfect Portions and Frankie prefers Muse Pate.

- 4:30ish am - BB finishes anything Frankie has left behind.

- 9 am-ish- I'm usually up and eating breakfast and BB starts agitating for more food. He whines, bumps my leg, flops on the kitchen floor and stares at me with the most pathetic look imaginable. I give him more food.

This morning followed this scenario except -

- 9 am-ish - Husband and Frankie are napping in the recliner; I have finished breakfast and the newspapers and am off to my morning bathroom sit-down; BB dances around my feet whining for food. I dish up another Perfect Portions and proceed to the bathroom.

-9:15-ish - I hear my husband talking to BB - "Okay, okay, I'll give you more food, I just have to get some from the back closet" I shoot out of the bathroom yelling "Don't do it! I just gave him food 15 minutes ago!"

My husband and I laugh, we almost got played by this damn cat. Damn cat looks at us, gives out a weak and pathetic yowl and marches off to flop in the living room.

It is now an hour after that little performance, I can hear my husband and BB having this conversation in the kitchen:
                                             BB: Pathetic meow
                                             Husband: Nooo
                                             BB: Louder pathetic meow
                                             Husband: No, No, No.

Yeah, right cat - not happening.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Amazon Sucks!

I send diapers for the Baby Princess whenever Da Mama asks, which is usually once a month. Lately they have been delivered within a day and a half. Last night (Thursday) I put in an order for diapers, it was marked for 2-day shipping, which is what I pay extra for, and when the confirmation came in it seems "2-day shipping" means 7-day shipping. The diapers have not even shipped yet on Friday afternoon and the delivery date is listed as Wednesday May 30th!

The same thing happened on this past Wednesday. I ordered a book to be sent to a friend, it was a 2-day shipping item and here it is Friday and the damn book hasn't shipped yet and delivery date is Wednesday, May 30th!

WTF AMAZON??? Tell me - why you are upping the price of an annual membership and giving less service?  That's a rhetorical question of course, they think they have you by the short hairs but wait...

I just had to order 4 ceiling light fixtures (don't ask!) and the lowest price for the lights I chose was NOT Amazon. Or Lowes or Home Depot or...whatever. Even with the shipping I had to pay, the cost was less at

So just a little piece of advice here for all you on-line shoppers - Amazon is not the only game in town. It doesn't have the best selection or the best prices and it seems paying for a membership to get 2-day shipping, well that's just a rip-off!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I'm still not over it

Despite poor Holly being a sounding board on Wednesday for my Tuesday mood, I'm still feeling frustrated, pissed and annoyed on Thursday.

I tripped over this today -
and I'm trying, I really, really am. But it's hard because yesterday's nonsense is today's nonsense and I have no doubt it will be tomorrow's nonsense. Fuse is getting shorter and shorter; patience is thinning to invisibility, and while no malice is behind it all, still, how much can I take? It appears it will be a rest-of-my-life shit bunch, that's how much.

On happier note, I had a lovely time yesterday with Holly and Lucy. It was nice being out and just walking around and of course, spending time in such good company.

Holly and I talked about genealogy - her family goes waaay back in the USA (she referred to her relative George Washington as 'George and I", which totally cracked me up. Nothing like relating on a first name basis to the first president of the United States) and I find that fascinating because I am just second generation - finding info about my family is difficult because I don't have access to Italian records and I don't read Italian and who the hell knows what the family names really are!

She did send me some links, I had my DNA thingy done a while back - so there is a rabbit hole I am about to descend into.

We could talk a bit about Ralph Waldo Emerson and that quote above, sounds all new-agey doesn't it and yet old Ralph died in 1882. Going back even further (way further back) I refer you to Ecclesiastes 1:9 - "What has happened will happen again, and what has been done will be done again, and there is nothing new under the sun."

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Whimsical Wednesday

This just popped into my head today, and as it is Wednesday, and this is, to say the least, whimsical -

                          by Hughes Mearns

           Yesterday, upon the stair, 
           I met a man who wasn’t there 
           He wasn’t there again today 
           I wish, I wish he’d go away... 

           When I came home last night at three 
           The man was waiting there for me 
           But when I looked around the hall
           I couldn’t see him there at all! 
           Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more! 
           Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door... (slam!) 

           Last night I saw upon the stair 
           A little man who wasn’t there 
           He wasn’t there again today 
           Oh, how I wish he’d go away...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Don't talk to me right now...

I'm super annoyed and pissed...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Taking a moment out of what is shaping up to be a busy day

Yesterday afternoon my husband noticed that Frankie's right eye has a white film on it; it looks like a cataract. The odd thing is, it wasn't there Saturday night. So we have a 2pm appointment at the vet. Just when Frankie has decided to trust us again - Boom- we have to violate that trust.

I didn't sleep well last night because the a/c was on and I was worried about Frankie. Around midnight I got up, shut the a/c off, opened the windows and fed the cats - since coming back from their dental surgery last week they both have been eating like there was no tomorrow and not much yesterday! Then I went on the computer, read this and that, ordered a present for a friend, went back to bed around 2am. 3:15-ish Frankie was sitting in the middle of the bed yelling at my husband that it was breakfast time - whatever is wrong with her eye it isn't affecting her appetite! Anyway that woke me up but I managed to drift off again until 5:45-ish, at which point I got out of bed, had some coffee and started the laundry.

9:30-ish we walked up to the grocery store because I needed fruit, gummy bread and salad fixins for dinner tonight. It was still cool out and it was a lovely walk. Coming home, 2 block s from the store, as we were about to cross the street, a bus came along and my husband said "I'm getting the bus". We were approximately 6 long blocks away from home at this point (and I do mean loooong blocks), honestly, no problem for me but he was feeling tapped out.

Anyway, walking up to the store we saw this unusual tree, even my husband noticed it -

There were several more just like it along that stretch of lawn and I was able to get a close-up of the 'flowers' on the tree...

I've never seen anything quite like it. These are not shrubs mind you - of the 4 similar trees on this patch one was 3 stories not a shrub exactly.

Lawns were lush and overgrown, I expect the 747 lawnmowers will be out soon - 8 days of rain will do that!

It's not even lunch time and there is still much to do. I'll let y'all know how the vet visit goes...