Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So Far, I'm Less Than Impressed With 2013

It's raining today... for what feels like the 100th day in a row. I know the Lord promised he would never flood the earth again, but I am beginning to wonder because it certainly seems like it is never going to stop raining. I, for one, am really tired of it. My yard is so muddy my feet sink into the ground when I walk out to the car. It would just be nice to have a little sunshine for a change. I don't know about the rest of you, but I have more appreciation for Noah now than ever before.

Another thing about the rain is that it makes driving difficult for me. The defroster in my car doesn't really work and I think the moisture seals around the door aren't holding up properly so it's basically a roll of the dice as to whether or not I'll be able to see driving down the road. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't cold; but, it is cold and when my warm body gets in the car, well, it's all downhill from there. I would like to have it repaired, obviously, but money's not growing on trees these days and I just don't think I can swing it right now. I did manage to remember to bring a towel with me this morning and that helped a little bit.

I went to see Zero Dark Thirty over the weekend and I hope to have a review up for you soon, perhaps tomorrow provided I can find some time to write. Next weekend I want to go see The Impossible which looks riveting and two of my friends said it was indeed quite good. Plus, if you have a refillable popcorn bucket, refills are only $1 next weekend so I'm all about taking advantage of that opportunity.

The new season of Downton has started and it has been enthralling (I'm trying out some new verbs today)! Monday night Erika, Candy and Kendra came over and watched the first episode. I cooked chicken tettrazini for dinner and the girls brought salad, dessert and tea. Next week they will come again and watch episodes two and three. I always watch by myself and then watch with them as well because I cannot get enough of this gem of a show! The third season comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD in a couple of weeks and I'll be ordering it soon. I've saved the Amazon gift card I got for Christmas just for this occasion.

I had to take The Tide to the vet over the weekend. She has been hobbling around on three legs again and I wanted the doctor to check out her leg and make sure she had not snapped the string loose that is holding her ACL together. In fact, she has not. Her knee cap is a bit loose but she hasn't messed up the surgery, thank goodness. The doctor said she probably has just overdone it and I completely agree because that dog will not sit still for more than five seconds most of the time. He put her on another medicine in addition to the one she is already taking and I have to keep her on a leash for a while when she goes outside. This means when she goes outside so do I which is really awesome when it rains every day.

So far 2013 has been less than stellar. In the past two weeks, I know of seven people who have passed away, which can only lead one to wonder, "who's next?" I was talking with a lady that I went to church with at Chase Park and told her, see, the reason I left was because all my friends are dying. Then I told her not to die on me too. Last night I was talking to my dad about this and he recalled a time when he was a kid when for six straight weeks someone in the community died on Monday. He said folks started getting nervous when Monday rolled around. I guess so! I'm really hoping this most recent passing will be the last one for a while. I think we all could use a break from the sadness (and the rain).


Erika said...

I agree about 2013 - Just not a good start to the year at all. Filled with much sadness and gloom. Perhaps things will improve as the year advances.
Thanks for cooking us a yummy dinner on Monday, and for the use of your fancy electronics ;)

Jackie said...

I so agree with you!!! I haven't been this down in the dumps in a long time.