Friday, September 27, 2013

This n That - the Insomnia Addition

Well, it's shortly after 4am here and I've been up since 1:30.  yay.  So I thought I'd do a little 'this n that' post.

I've lived here for almost 6 months and I got my first 'you might have to serve on a jury' notice.  Apparently they do things differently here than in any other place I've lived.  You get a notice with a date window when you might be called upon as a juror.  Mine's November through March.  Yippee.  I've got the form sitting here on my desk waiting to be mailed back (I have 10 days before the jury police put me on the list of those who need to be hunted down and terminated).  The only question I'm having a problem with is 'Are you related to anyone in law enforcement?'  They don't specify living or dead.  If living, no.  If either, yes.  Grandpa was a police chief once upon a time.  I think I'm just going to check 'yes' and let them sort it out. 

Some of my plants are supposed to arrive either Saturday or Monday.  I got more good, stinky, dark soil to finish beefing up the beds.  I just need to dump that in and spread it around so my new plants have a lovely place to live when they get here.  Gotta make them feel welcome so they bloom tons.

My desk is a sea of little piles of papers.  Some of them are perfectly valid piles.  The lefthand pile is printed chapters already inked up and ready to enter into the computer.  But I don't know why I don't just file the middle pile and the right pile.  And some of the notes in my yellow sticky pile need to be thrown out.  (We won't talk about the piles on the floor or the printer right now, k?)

Seed ticks are insidious little bastards.  If you don't know what they are, they're the 'fresh out of the egg' version of a regular tick.  Looks like grains of pepper crawling up your legs.  And if you don't catch them all, you wind up with red, itchy bumps every place they bite.  (Not latcher-oners like the bigger ticks - more an eat-and-run kind of thing.)  We still haven't figured out where they go to transform into bigger ticks after they make a meal of us.  Magical tick transformation land, I guess.  Point is, we don't see them - either way.  And they aren't dropping off us and latching onto the cat, either.  I checked.  I hope they're hanging out in the clothes that end up in the dryer - where the heat will kill them dead.

Heh.  Started that and then crashed before I hit send.  So, tell me, folks, what 'this n that' is going on with you right now?


  1. I haven't figured out why I fold clothes straight out of the dryer, put them in the basket and then the thing sits there. In front of the dryer. Why don't I just carry the darn thing to the bedroom and put up the folded clothes?

    I refuse to discuss piles. **I* know where everything is so leave me alone.

    It's Friday. We're supposed to have rain and cooler temperatures over the weekend. We also have college football and the Cards. Plus family dinner Saturday night.

    I was up at 4:30, but I'd at least fallen asleep at 11:30. And I refused to get out of bed so I dozed off again.

    Seed ticks and fleas are the worst! Other than spraying everything down, I have no advice. Sorry. :(

    Okay. No more stalling. I have things to do and places to go. Right? Right. ;)

  2. Lol I love your random mishmash posts. They're so entertaining =)

    After DH left for work this morning, I let Powell out and then went back to bed. I had a terrible headache, so I took meds and decided I'd get up in 30 or so minutes. Ummm 2 hours and 40 minutes later, I finally woke up. I can't think of the last time I woke up at 10:40am. It was surreal. Now I feel panicked to get everything finished today, even though I basically had writing on the agenda, LOL.

    Tonight we're going to the first home game of the season for the local high school. Can you believe they've had over a month of games and this is their first home game? Crazy!

    Tomorrow we're going to a Celtic fair. I'm ridiculously excited. Then we're going up to Granny & Pawpaw's for a big birthday celebration for Pawpaw =)

  3. I should be writing. Instead, I'm paying the bills and doing the laundry. And now checking blogs and e-mails. Yep. I should be writing. Hope to get to it soon.

    Glad I don't have a tick problem. Never heard about the babies like that before. We used to live in Alabama and it was fleas and fire ants. Not fun. Here, we apparently have a moth problem. Still have to get those pods off my tree!!!!

  4. November through March?!?!

    I saw a coffee tanker today...took a pic and everything to show on Killer Chicks in a couple of weeks...not that I'm an addict or anything....