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Sunday, January 31, 2016

So, It's the Last Day of January

And all I have is random thoughts.  I'm still not back to my "normal" routine since the week before Christmas.  I love routine.  Until I don't.  My schedule has been different this month, but since it was only for a month and one week I could see no point in getting used to it.  So I never got used to it. Only one more week and then back to the old "normal".  Which really never felt all that normal either.

Confused yet?  I know I am.

Anyway, here we go.

A list of random things that I find particularly annoying tonight:

1.  I hate election years.  And this one especially so.  I want to say "wake me up when it's over" but I'm not that tired.  Aren't there any decent people left?  Sometimes when I hear politicians speak I wonder just how uninformed they believe people to be.  And then I look around me, and start to think that I may be getting tired enough to sleep until about Thanksgiving.  And why, oh WHY is it the election years that always get an extra day?

2.  History is interesting.  You know, in how it tends to repeat itself.  This is a very scary thought to me.

3.  With the help of Google Translate, I've been attempting to keep up with more world news.  And it does seem to me to be true that our news sources are very limiting.  Yet I still watch NBC, because I worry about Richard Engel and want to make sure he is okay in whatever horrible scenario he is reporting from each evening.

4.  Another thing that has me feeling as if my scarf is tightening around my neck (even when i am not wearing a scarf) is how quickly everyone jumps to judgment these days.  There is no deep thinking, gathering of information, or reviewing of solid facts; there is only snap judgments being bandied about.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the Civil War, yet OTHER PEOPLE seem to know just how wrong everyone is about everything, and seem just a teensy bit overconfident in their own opinions about events that happened just a few HOURS ago.   AND THEY WEREN'T EVEN THERE!

5.  So, Famke had a sleep-over with us this weekend.  That was fun.  Except that just when we had dragged out a major load of art supplies I got strangely woozy feeling and had to lie down.  Not sure what that was about, but I spent much of Saturday that way.  Today I feel fine.

6.  And because I felt fine THGGM and I went to a few of our favorite antique shops on Century.  It was raining.  And in the 40's.  In January.  So, it was nice that they are all attached in the same old factory.  THGGM found a pine desk that he liked, but since we are from henceforth participating in "absolutely no unnecessary spending until we die" he did not get to buy it.  And, after all, we are out of places to put things anyway.  I didn't even see anything that tempted me.  That helps.  A LOT.  I did purchase a few bags of white buttons at the thrift store yesterday.  They were necessary to me. You know, because someday I may need to use them in trade.

7.  That brings us to tonight.  Even though I feel much better today, THGGM made dinner.  It was very good.  Now he is watching "Grease" on the TV in the basement.  I would rather chase a greased pig through mud (in the rain!  in January!) than watch it.  I don't have any reason why, it just doesn't sound good to me.  And anyway, I'm feeling rather antisocial and enjoy sitting by myself in my dark living room writing pointless things on my blog.  And I may just play a few games of WordHero on my Kindle which once was lost but now is found and really all I use it for is to play WordHero.  Do you play that?  That is my kind of socializing.  I read taglines.  And, you know, decide to change my entire course of thinking based on someone's demeaning tagline.  My tagline reads, "If anybody asks, I'm not here."  And I score very low at the diamond level.  It bothers me.

8.  For those who have been wondering, I DID get my workroom in my basement cleaned up, AND all of my Christmas stuff put away.  Last year I skipped both of those things, and just left it all laying on my worktable.  This was NOT wise.  No, in no wise wise.  So apparently, I am still capable of getting things done, sometimes it just takes a year longer than it should.

9.  Which reminds me, I have declared (to myself, no one else cares) that February is the NEW January!  This means that I can still resolve to do or not do all of those things that I forgot about resolving to do or not do in January and push it right into February and do or not do them yet!  Isn't that great?  It's great.  Just nod your head already.

10.  That's it.  I'm out of random thoughts.  I'm going to go play WordHero now, and maybe change my entire life based on what some person that I don't even know points out in a tagline.

Good-bye January 2016.


Mary R said...

Judy your random thoughts posts are always favorites. I always read your blog posts but don't comment. My bad. Sometimes blogger makes it extremely difficult to post a comment. Frustrating! Glad all is well in your world. Good gosh it was 63°here yesterday. Strange weather even for Indiana. Take good care!

Mitzi said...

So funny that you mentioned Richard Engle. He is everywhere there is trouble in this world. I hope he is paid well.

Melodee said...

Love your posts so much.

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I love your random thoughts posts. I can even relate to a lot of them- especially not liking election years - and how quickly people judge - or jump on band wagon. We have a story in our area about an "affluenza teen" that SO many people jump on the hate wagon about him - when there are so many worse criminals than this rich kid that needs a lot of growing up to do.
Have a great day! Lisa :O)

Anonymous said...

Hey Judy, I am with you, even here in Europe I hate American election talks, because of all the mudthrowing that happens with a smile on the faces (or should I say cos and pigs mittenmud?) Our own senators seem to "learn" this technique quickly also. I always felt January is a lost month, after the cheerfull holidays of novembre and decembre. February warms one slowly up for Easter and spring and summer. Even TV-stations bring almost only old and boring TV-series or stop-the-world-I-want-t0-get-off-this-war-and-doomridden.planet, then o so slowly they come with great costume=Tv-series from England (love most of those).I do not spend time watching all those "got talent" program, like the voice of etc. More non-talent then talent, waste of time, I rather xstitch, bought some whole complete packets at a thriftstoreand can go on stitching for months now for a total under 15 euro (about 18 dollars?). Now, is that thrifty or not,i do not have to hang them all on the wall, the joy is in the journey (beg pardon, stitching and finishing) not in the showing-off. I think your joy and your husbands is in sitting babies and children, sleepovers and the likes, those children will lovingly remember more and mopre the older they get. This has been a tricky winter up to now, much rain, too warm and then, within 8 hours black ice on the streets, back to warmth, again snow and ice, but no skating the second time (the first time children skated on the iced streets!). Wondering what spring and summer will be like, if they are cold and wet, at least I can stay inside and cross my stitches. havew fun, Judy, with the first real (although one day to short) month of the year. DM