It’s Wednesday already? Jeez, time is flying by this week. Besides lots of running, a little strength training here and there, my regular work schedule, and hanging out with Mom, I have been busy! It makes me dizzy just to think about it. It’s amazing how many things there are to take care of around the house and with two houses, it gets a little overwhelming sometimes.
Last night, I was working on my landscaping, more specifically pulling out the weeds. Normally my lawn looks pretty decent but in the summer it grows like crazy and I have to weed it constantly, as in bi-weekly. It’s a royal pain in my ass and not because of the weeds but because of the mosquitos. We have a love-hate relationship, I hate them and they love me. I put on some repellant with 40% deet and I swear, you would have thought it was mosquito pheromone because they loved it. Those son-of-a-bitches bit me right through it!
It’s pretty insane when you have to make a choice between cancer and Chikengunya. Either one sucks but the mosquitos here are pretty bad all year, even in the winter. I kid you not, I almost contracted malaria putting up my Christmas lights this year! I think it’s safe to say I’ll continue to use the repellant even though it’s obvious it isn’t working.
Anyway, while I was contracting diseases from mosquitos, Mom said she would water the plants. Somehow between the water can on the table and the plants on the bakers rack, a distance of about 2 feet, she managed to get her foot wrapped around the chair, trip herself and fall into the plants. I am relieved to know where I get my clumsiness from and that I come by it naturally, but clearly I have to choose more carefully when doling out the chores to her because currently she looks like a victim of a terrible accident and I have to keep reassuring people that I did not beat up my Mother!
We are still searching for the perfect sectional sofa but so far no luck. We’ve looked everywhere, furniture stores, discount stores, classified ads and even craigslist. Apparently I’m a little picky.
I am also a little irritated and I have a bone to pick with some of you people who advertise on craigslist. If you post an ad and you sell something, delete the damn ad. If you don’t delete the ad and I call you, don’t you get all pissy with me, it’s your fault you didn’t delete the ad! Oh, and also, for that dude who feels the need to post his ad 4 or 5 times, every single day, nobody wants your free dirt so you can go ahead and delete your ad too. It’s obviously not working.
Also this week Mom and I stopped by the Dollar Tree for some cleaning supplies. I needed something with some serious power and I knew exactly what to get and where to get it, for cheap. Unfortunately we scoured the entire store and couldn’t find it anywhere so as we were checking out I asked the cashier, “excuse me could you tell me where to find the ammonia.” And she replied, “I know we have some pneumonia but I have no clue where it is.”
Oh yes, she did.
I looked at Mom who was already about to bust out with a huge old gut wrenching laugh and I whispered under my breath, “Don’t you dare bust out laughing, she looks like she could kill us.” So Mom went running outside, as if that weren’t obvious, and she left me standing there to complete the transaction. The worst part was, I had to pay for everything! At least it was the dollar tree and not Macy’s but I’m pretty sure you can’t get pneumonia at Macy’s anyway.
WTF? Oh yeah, it’s Wednesday!
So, what’s the strangest thing that happened to you this week?
Are you clumsy?
What’s your biggest pet peeve about Craigslist?