I'm sorry I haven't been posting with my usual regularity lately, but I've been a bit, ermm... irregular.
And I have to admit, I've been more than a little ticked off about it.
I hate how day to day life, can sometimes get in the way of actually having a life.
And it ticks me off, because I don't think I have one anymore.
I miss blogging.
I miss reading blogs.
I miss reading in bed of a night and getting out in the garden and pulling weeds during the day.
And I guess I miss my mind the most.
Lately, it's just been a battle to put one foot in front of the other, and to tell you the truth, my "get up and go" has done got up and went.
My mojo ain't a-workin' anymore, and I'm pretty darned sure that Elvis has left the building.
Oh... it's been nothing major and everything is actually fine, but it's just been one small niggling thing after another,
And it's been going on for so long now, (well, actually it's only been a few weeks, but it feels like longer than that, to me) that it's beginning to feel like second nature.
I've gotten myself into a deep rut... and I've been feeling so down with it all, that I almost have to take off my socks to see.
And even my socks feel worn-out and crusty.
It's just life... but lately life seems to be doing it's best to throw me curve balls, and no matter how hard I try, my bat just isn't connecting with the balls... you know what I mean?
It started about the time that Jazzy had her ears done, and although the surgery was a tiny little bit of financial worry, it was definitely no biggie.
Jazzy cost me approximately $500, and I was glad to pay it and gladder yet, that I had the money saved to do it.
Then the security lights were installed, because of the damn intruder and the car break-in.
That was another $500, approximately.
Not to worry, I've still got savings.
Then the computer up and died on me.... literally.
The poor baby died in the middle of the night, and when I came out in the morning, there she was, with her toes pointing to heaven. If computers go to heaven that is...
And my cute little techie charged me... you got it...
$500 to get her re-built and up and running again.
If I can even call it the same computer, since everything that she had in her, has now been replaced.
But anyway, I'm back on-line again and even if this new baby is taking some getting used to, at least I'm not having to do without...
Then the washing machine started leaking... and the "not quite as cute as the computer techie" but definitely worth looking at, washing machine repairman charged me....
You guessed it.
For water pumps and hoses and switches and thingamajigs.
But this washer is worth it baby. Worth it!!
It's a big, hulking, American made Hoover washer, that I bought second hand years ago... and it's been one of the best "major investments" that I've ever made.
Because that baby gets a work-out on a daily basis... let me tell you.
And it hardly ever complains, so what can ya do?
So, around here, it' gone from "thank goodness I have savings", to fix Jazzy's ears.... right on down the line, within a matter of weeks... to being forced to "rob Peter, to pay Paul.
And in the midst of all this financial drain and woe... guess who has a 9 day holiday scheduled...
Well, come what may... I know I need it, and it will be worth it, energy-wise. At least that's what I'm hoping for, anyway.
See, right now I have 4 extra children... and I have them for 10 days straight ( we're actually on day 2 at this point while mum is in the hospital having a hysterectomy) and although they are honestly wonderful, wonderful kids... having an extra 4 children in the house, giving me a total of 7 children underfoot on a daily basis... then having 3 leave at the end of the day, and getting the evening routine of dinner and baths and bedtime started...
Well, all I can say is... "Oh my..."
I can do this. There's no worries there.
I can do this with one hand tied behind my back... because quite frankly, this is what I was built for, and I love it.
At least these long, hard days are gonna be more than a little bit "lucrative" and it should put me well ahead. Or at least put me within the ballpark of where I was before those $500 bills started flying out the window.
Fingers crossed anyway!
So boys and girls...
That's it in a nutshell.
I've been flat-out like a lizard drinkin'.
I've been flat as a tack.
I've been flatter than a road-kill rattlesnakes' belly.
But I will survive.
Because that's what I do.
I just miss you all... that's all.
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