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At Sixes and Sevens

Been a challenging day in a number of ways, one of the days in which many small incidents add up to a huge total of frustration and irritation. I burned the broccoli, my ginger ale can was frozen and exploded everywhere, I dropped things, lost things blah blah blah and finally realized that I was quite simply tired and stopped working and took a two hour nap. I might have slept longer but the dog pushed the door shut and the chill woke me up. Now I am feeling reasonably human.

Now, feeling much better and ever so much more functional, I'd see if I can catch up my journal a bit. For instance there was last weekend. On Saturday I attended memorial services for two long time friends. Both were at least 10 years younger than I. Another thing I've noticed about being older is that a lot of people you know die. Dropping like flies they have been over the last few years. Ran into another old friend who told me that two of his friends or family die every December. I have no idea if that's true or not. At both places I saw living friends that I seldom run into. I had not seen either of my deceased friends in a long time. One of them lived in Hawaii and the other had been ill for quite a while. There were no services which was certainly fine by me, just a gathering of friends and relatives to give those guys a good send off.

The housekeeper had to cancel and so I've been doing some of the things she does, like floors. As always, crawling around on my hands and knees makes my back hurt, but the floors look great.

The grandkids went back to school today after Christmas vacation. They stopped by after school and raided the fridge and said it was ok to be back to the regular schedule.

The outside world is cold, dark and foggy. There is ice frozen on the inside of the front door. Jack Frost does do a good job and I enjoy the crystal patterns strewn across the glass.


I'm just finishing #6 in Charles Todd's mystery series, "Watchers of Time." I'm pleased that there are quite a few more in the series because I enjoy binge reading. And, I'm quite in thrall with Detective Ian Rutledge, handsome and haunted, my kind of guy!

Had lunch with the ladies on Wednesday. Great food. Short visit. N had an appointment with the eye doc which revealed some retinal deterioration and netted her some new glasses. But nothing serious. Relief.

I intend to do more sketching tomorrow.

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susandennis
Jan. 4th, 2018 11:42 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just the best when you are reading a great book and then find out it's a series and there's more?! I'm in the middle of just such a treat right now. Enjoying the book enormously. It's 1 of 5 already written.

I hate those 'fuck me' days. I used to have a friend who called them her chemical days when everything she touched turned to shit.
rosegardenfae
Jan. 5th, 2018 02:18 pm (UTC)
For sure discovering a new series of books is exciting, but I sure do hate it when I get to the end. Transitioning to something new can be hard. But, I lucked out this time and my current series has 20 and they're still being written.

What a hoot...chemical days, I'll remember that one!
amethyst_witch
Jan. 4th, 2018 11:56 pm (UTC)
So sorry you've lost friends recently <3 It's so hard. Glad it at least brought you together with some friends, though. Try to stay in touch with them if you can? I didn't do that when I lost my best friend, Dez, in 2012. I ran into all these people at his funeral and I should've called them all afterward, but I was such a mess (it was a suicide...) that I just didn't. I regret that now

Glad your grandkids popped in for fridge raiding ;) That's always good :)

Very cool to see you! May I ask what your wrist tattoo is? Love the icy photo, too. I always thought the pattern looked like little evergreens

Take care of yourself, I'll be thinking of you and sending good energy <3
rosegardenfae
Jan. 5th, 2018 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad that I had something to feed them lol, haven't been cooking much lately.

The wrist ink is an OM.

Thanks for the good energy, much appreciated, today I'm going to fuck off and do only fun things.
amethyst_witch
Jan. 5th, 2018 04:16 pm (UTC)
Very cool :)

Enjoy today! You deserve it <3
veganhothead
Jan. 4th, 2018 11:57 pm (UTC)
I feel you on so many things here.

When things get that way for me I often find a good cry helps. Even when I have to induce the tears with a song or an emotionally charged episode of Glee.

Sketching is a good idea too,
rosegardenfae
Jan. 5th, 2018 02:21 pm (UTC)
I did almost cry, but never quite got the tears going. I'm so much better if I can find something interesting to do.
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