Friday, Nov. 19, 2004
The Flannel Agenda
Are the kids suddenly out of school? I'm having a harder and harder time getting in here to post. I guess I should bite the bullet and get a paid membership, but I already pay for so much web space that it's ridiculous.
Not that there's been much to talk about. Got precious little sleep this week, despite working fewer hours overall. Nothing new there. I did break down and go shopping tonight. I've got a couple of the kids' Christmas gifts bought now, and bought myself a bathrobe and slippers. I haven't had either in eons and found both for under $25, and both of stuff so soft I'm in heaven. I actually went looking for a nightgown but the only choices I really had were pajamas or a dorm shirt, neither of which appealed to me in the least.
Tomorrow I'll be going to do some mooonlighting as a computer tech, going to do some repairs for the lady who runs the feed and tack store. I gave her my home phone number and told her if she doesn't hear from me tomorrow morning before 10 to call me. Hopefully I'll get some sleep tonight and have my laundry done by then. I am going to put up a clothesline, though, instead of paying (not to mention taking the time) to dry them at the laundromat, I think. That plan might change if it turns off rainy tomorrow, which is a distinct possibility. The forecast says rain tomorrow night, maybe. The last few times the forecast said that, we got rain early.
Youngest Daughter just got home. I assume she was at her sister's house, since it's been dark for a while now. She spied my robe and slippers and said she wants some. If I know her, she'll probably end up helping herself to these.
I guess I've still got to make one more trip to the store tonight, though. I didn't go to the grocery store yet, and we need milk (among other things.) So we're going to make a run for food here shortly. Then I plan to come back and snuggle up in bed. And if the kid keeps me awake tonight I'm gonna kick her butt.
Oops... Edited to put in the paragraph breaks... I'm going to be adding to this so please come back.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )