Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday This n That

This weekend is the weekend before Independence Day.  I expect the fireworks to start tonight and continue every night through like the 8th.  Lucky for me I figured out the key to sleeping through fireworks - reminding myself that they are no worse than thunder and I sleep through thunder all the time.  A plus this year - it's been super wet so no worries about some numbnuts starting the neighborhood on fire.

Speaking of wet, yesterday a storm stalled just north and a little west of here.  I'm hearing it dumped like 6 inches of rain in a short period of time.  This explains why my favorite animal shelter was showing pictures this morning of their flooded property.  (The animals are all safe and fine.)

I got a little rant-tastic Tuesday evening (posted to OTB yesterday).  It was actually quite cathartic.  And I'm back to mellow me again.

Tonight is the big park meeting wherein the parks people will be looking for input on whether to keep the park open and continue to maintain it, or shut it down entirely and let it fall to ruin like a couple other parks in the area.  We're still on the fence about whether to go.  On the one hand, we'd like it maintained because people are pigs and without someone monitoring the park, people will trash it and it'll stay trashed.  On the other hand, we're hermits and would rather not mingle with a few dozen of the locals - especially if nothing we say will make any difference.  I'm just hoping that if they close it, they don't lock the gates.  It's a great place to fish and it's the only one around here with a bathroom.  If we go, I'll say something about it during Sunday's update post.

I didn't bother watching 'Dem Debate Day 1' last night.  From what I'm seeing online, it was pretty much what I figured it was going to be - bashing Trump and competing to see who can offer the most free stuff to voters.  I mean, that's pretty much their whole platform - 'Trump Bad.  Get Free Stuff Here.'  Personally, I can't afford these people giving any more free stuff away on my dime.  And if you don't understand that the government has no money of its own, that all their 'free' money is money they took from you, then I can't help you.

Heh, mellow me.

The baby deers are so damn cute.  (Yes, I said 'baby deers' because while fawns are cute, baby deers are cuter.)

Okay, I'm done here.  What's the this n that for you today?


  1. Oh, man. I hadn't noticed the 4th falls next week. My head is still back in April!

    Love, Love, LOVE baby deer. :-)

    Um, debates. No TV, so I didn't watch them. Didn't listen on the radio, either. One-minute soundbites don't blow my skirt up.

    Wishing you luck with your park.

    I'm back on Dad duty today. Nothing seems to get done afterward. How can sitting around and waiting be so tiring?

    1. You and me both, Deb. How did it get to be April already?

      I know what you mean. I hate waiting and sitting around. It's so tiresome. Bleh. :hugs:

  2. How can it be Thursday!?!?!

    I was on a word roll and Gotta get back on that treadmill later today. Actually, both of those treadmills. Ugh.

    Loki is too damn cute and getting bold. He's going after both dogs (Pffft. Kitten Gods of Mischief and Mayhem are NOT afraid of big dogs!) and Adidas. Deeders is not afraid to smack him into place. He also goes nuts about 5 a.m. every day. *sigh*

    Speaking of Loki, I think I've identified one of his parents among the feral cat population. Fur's too long for me to tell gender, though I think male. It's the cat I call Lucifer (fitting if he's Loki's father--LOL) because he's the model for the cat in my current WIP. They both have a gray smudge of fur on their noses.

    I really hate companies with direct deposit that don't deposit the payouts on the same day every month. Grrr.

    Not much else going on in my world. Crossing fingers on the park deal. It'd suck to lose one of your favorite fishing spots.

    Okay. I gotta figure out how to pay for the bare minimum of necessary grocery items and go get them. Later tater!

  3. Exactly, Silver. How did it get to be Thursday, let alone the last one in June?

    I'm sorry your word roll got derailed.

    Ah, kittens. It's been 15 years since I had a kitten around. Now she's an old cat with her own set of craziness. LOL, I would be willing to be that Lucifer spawned Loki.


    Thanks for your crossed fingers. I hope you figured out how to make the budget stretch to fit in all the necessities this week. :hugs: