The good days fly by too fast, don’t they? It was serendipitous that I awoke to the clearest blue sky today. My phone woke me up this morning. As my phone rang I opened my eyes, gazed hazily out the window finding it hard to believe it would rain tonight as the weatherman predicted on last night’s news. It would mark the first snap judgment of the day. Ironically enough as I lay awake, still exhausted from the lack of sleep, I could not fall back asleep this morning. It always happens that way, doesn’t it? The one day you have to sleep to your heart’s content and it is just absolutely unattainable. I saw it as an exercise in self-discipline. I decided to get up and start that long list of things to do.
There’s something therapeutic (in a very sadistic, twisted way) about yard work. Typically I’d think most people would not find it fun. But there is some satisfaction to be had in manicuring your yard. I only wish my neighbors felt the same. It looks like tornado bait next to my yard with a lawn about 24” high.
Anyway, this blog had a point, and I’ve gotten off- topic.
My poetic friend posted a very poignant “note” on some of her favorite things in life. I found it eerily ironic that she and I are birds of a feather on some of our favorite things. I am reminded of how small this world can really be; meeting somebody in another city by chance and having a friendship ensue, then to find out you are more alike than you are different.
So, some of my favorite things:
This tea- Honey Ginseng, is to die for. I don’t even like honey. But this- this is good stuff.
I love when a good sappy song gets stuck in my head, Mazzy Star’s song Fade into You. I looked up the tablature and then started playing it. That makes me happy.
I love getting my kids to help me in the kitchen to make dinner. (It’s a true exercise in patience. For sure. But, its still fun.)
I love when I go to work on a project and tadaaaaa, I can actually find all the stuff I need to do said project. Score!!
I LOVE finding money in my pants pockets or jacket. But frankly, that rarely happens anymore.
I love when my bed sheets are nice and crisp. And even more so when I’m either snuggled in or cozy, or if my feet get too hot, I can find a cool spot. I love sleeping with a window cracked so the fresh air can hit my face.
Things I don’t love: When buttons pop off my jackets, pants or blouses and I can’t find them to sew them back on. Even if I do find them, I still hate when they pop off because I am a sucky seamstress and my mending jobs look pretty pathetic. (Who sews a black button onto a black jacket with grey thread? ME!! Because I usually never find the “tools” I need to do a project right. And then I just walk around looking like a bigger tool. I’m kind of a small tool.)
I don’t love feeling guilty for lying on my couch all day to watch TV and sleep. I haven’t done that since I was a teenager, and now, my days off are like sacred, so to sit/lay on my arse all day. It just seems like a HUGE waste of time. But DAMN, it is relaxing. Especially if a TV channel plays some good funny chic flicks. Then it just turns into a guilt free spa day, without the spa.
I don’t love when I finally (after hours of screwing around on the internet looking up useless crap) get engrossed in a writing project only to discover my laptop battery is about to go dead, and if I plug in my power cord, well it’s going to reconfigure where I sit in my living room, and I’ve finally JUST gotten comfy and going through with the hassle of getting up, plugging in, blah blah blah, well, it just makes me stop what I’m doing- totally takes the focus off of the fun stuff and I end up doing nothing except start screwing around on the internet looking up stupid shit, again. Note to self, I think that was probably the longest run-on sentence I’ve ever created.
Ok. This blog means a lot to me. So, I’m going to get up and power up and move the foot stool just so I can get this pointless blog done.
Ok- I just reconfigured. Got the laptop plugged in, and yes, I did find more stuff to look up on YouTube. I don’t even have a bass guitar, but I found it paramount to watch bass cover on the Rio and Girls on Film videos. I also, watched Nick Rhodes 50th birthday message to his fans.
I can’t believe the youngest member of the greatest band in the world is 50. It’s hard to believe. The older I get the more I dislike aging. It seems more surreal the older I get that life will end. I don’t want to be old and alone. So, how do I cheer myself up? By thinking about all the wicked alternatives. It could be worse- I could end up dying young in a horrible accident or cancer. So, I guess it’s best to just not worry about any of it. What happens happens. But, I still don’t like it- the aging, the ailments that come with time. That sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach of becoming a shut in because you can’t manage to take care of your errands, etc. Hopefully I have a long time before any of that happens. It’s so easy to take good health for granted.
I didn’t manage to get my whole list of things to do done today. But, I’ll live. It’s not the end of the world that I didn’t get the ironing done. How I wish I could wear sweat pants to work….sigh. I probably could…but I won’t try it anytime soon. I like my job. I need my job, ergo slacks it is, manana.
Oh, and I think the best part about today’s list of chores….I got dinner already cooked for tomorrow. When you’re old and raising two kids on your own, timesavers are the best. Nothing sucks more than running ragged from work, to home, cooking, cleaning and then tucking your kids in for bed. So, maybe with the time I saved today, I can take them to the tennis courts tomorrow night..if it doesn’t pour rain. If it does pour rain, well, then I guess we’ll just be walking in the rain with our umbrellas. This blog has kind of turned into one of those annoying timelines on my day and future. I really don’t like those. There was supposed to be a point to it. Hm…
Lastly, I’ll share with you the list that is trending in Annie World- currently trending:
Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” video, Pet Shop Boys “West End Girl” video, “Let it Rock” by Kevin Rudolph, Duran Duran’s “All You Need Is Now- Unstaged” video. So, if you have fifteen minutes to indulge your inner ears, I suggest watching them.
I decided I am not a hopeless romantic. I’m a hopeful romantic, rather. Some day. Some day. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with somebody that’s going to love me, even though I wake up looking like a troll, even though I leave my shoes everywhere, even though I’m hypocritical, especially when it comes to driving. I can’t wait.