I woke up this morning and it was Thursday.
This would presume, I suppose, that we've already had Tuesday and Wednesday.
I've either been really distracted or really busy because
somehow I completely missed them,
or neglected to fully participate in either one.
I remember Monday well.
It was gloomy and depressing
and I mourned the sun.
Although I can remember a couple of instances between Monday and today, I just can't quite place the day.
1. I told The Chief about an entertaining encounter I'd had while taking my walk, "Chief", I said. "Can you believe this?
I was walking today and passed a lady with her dog, Zachary. I know his name was Zachary because she said it so many times. He was a BIG dog but quite friendly and almost knocked me down in an effort to get my attention. The lady exclaimed "Now Zachary, you tell her you're sorry right now!" Zachary, quite stubbornly refused to convey his apologies. "Zachary!" she chided, you get over here right now and tell this lady you are sorry!" Zachary was spellbindingly absorbed in smelling every square inch around a fire hydrant and was having nothing to do with the whole berating... Even as I walked away laughing saying "Oh, no worries, he didn't hurt me" she continued telling Zachary what a bad boy he was for not telling the me he was sorry."
"Isn't that crazy, Chief?" She was acting like her dog was actually going to apologize to me!"
"Lu", The Chief responded, "your dog writes a blog".
2. Speaking of The Weege, he's really irritated that I haven't allowed him access to the computer in a while. It's just been a little crazy. We've had landscapers working in the backyard, and because they had to go in and out of the yard frequently and leave the gate open I had to figure out a way that I could let Weegie out to do his "thang" without escaping and terrorizing the neighborhood (or at the very least sneaking in all the neighbors homes and rolling over on his back and begging them to rub his tummy.)
So I ingeneously used a baby gate to block off the opening from the courtyard to the rest of the yard and let him out in that area only. The whole" baby gate thing" was highly offensive to him and embarrassing, and in retaliation, as soon as they finished putting the flagstone on my patio, he spent hours upon hours walking through the muddy part of the yard and then across said patio until you could no longer tell there was anything there but a black, sticky mess.
He was pretty proud of himself. Let me tell you.
3. On either Tuesday or Wednesday I made Butternut Squash Soup.
Knowing, of course, that The Chief would never consider soup a full meal, I just gave him a little bowl of it to taste along with his dinner. I have to say I was pretty proud of the soup. I know that The Chief isn't a squash fan, but for Heaven's Sake this soup doesn't taste like squash (even though it's name is a little difficult to explain if you're trying to hide the truth).
Well, sometime later I'll have to tell you what he thought about it.
But let's just say in his mind I might as well make soup out of Brussel Sprouts or Lima Beans.
4. I have expertly diagnosed myself as having Misdirectional Eyelash Disorder, sometimes also known as Errant Eyelash Syndrome (or EES).
For years I have had a condition in which some of my eyelashes refuse to grow the right direction. They grow down, sideways, parallel to my eyelids, etc... Now occasionally, people, one of them gets infected because of this and causes me pain and suffering. My solution, obviously, has always been to just pluck out the offending eyelashes and nip the whole thing in the bud.
I got a little carried away on the left eye ( well, there were just so many of them going the wrong way!!!!) and am now the proud owner of a 1/2 inch empty space on my upper lid.
So you'll understand then, if I see you in person in the next couple of weeks, why I avoid looking directly at you.
And to be perfectly forthright I have no idea why I tell you all these things unless I'm hoping that:
A. You will feel better about the excitement level in YOUR life as compared to mine
B. You will take pity on me
C. You will send help immediately.
Thank You and Goodbye