As I was looking over some of my previous posts, I often start with “this was a hectic week.” Well, this wasn’t hectic at all. Hectic weeks give the best posts…but summer can help.
Do you really look at people? — My middle finger on my right hand (yes, THAT finger) gets nail polish dings faster than the other nine. I don’t know why but it must be an…umm…active finger. I touch it up at least once between complete nail polish changes. Since I am both cheap and don’t want to invest in the time, I do it myself so it’s easy peasy. This past week, I grabbed the wrong color. I didn’t realize it until after I slopped the top coat on. Yep, it was a different shade of pink. I decided to let it be because I am lazy about those things. I went to two functions with the mismatch and no one noticed. Perhaps people don’t really look at older women. Perhaps they know I’m not a style setter anymore (if I ever was) or maybe my friends are vision impaired. In any case, it worked for me.
New wheels – The beloved husband is amazing when it comes to decisions. He talked about possibly buying a new car. That was on Tuesday. Wednesday morning he bought one. I talk about it for a year. Visit almost every showroom in 30 miles to figure out what I want. Pick out a model only to find out I don’t like their red color so I am back to the drawing board. The time I first set foot in a car dealership to the day I pick up the new car can easily be a few months. (I hate car dealerships so I need recovery periods.) He always knows what he wants and buys it like I buy…well, nail polish!
Smoky problems – Recently in the news locally there was a big ta-do about a food vendor. He rented a vacant commercial corner property on a well-traveled road to set up a mobile barbecue trailer complete with two smokers in the back. It was a temporary setup and he was only open Thursday through Sunday. I never was there but his barbecue received a lot of rave reviews. The neighbors in back of him got tired of smelling the barbecue and complained…and complained. They finally ran him out on a technicality. He wasn’t in a residential neighborhood and the neighbors weren’t right next door. He was across the street from a humongous drugstore and strip mall. I wonder if smells, even good ones, can get on your nerves after a while. What do you think?
Night visitors – My pond is recovering from the ravaging it received from nocturnal visitors a few weeks back. I pulled out everything that deer and groundhogs enjoy eating to lessen the attraction. I also replaced the (imaginary) sign that said “smorgasbord” in animal language with a sign pointed to the next door neighbor’s yard that said “free lunch.” It seems to have done the job.
Well, duh! — I am a smart person, really I am. I can calculate shoe sales in my head and can predict when my cat will barf before the telltale hacking. This week I bought a wifi extender so I could surf the web from my porch. My IT techie assured me it was easy (sort of). Crap! It took me two days and twelve attempts along with help from the beloved husband who is not at all knowledgeable about IT stuff (yeah, what was I thinking?). First off, the instructions never match the buttons and prompts you get so you are shooting from the hip. We finally got it installed and all it good. Now Mr. Google and I can converse on the porch!
So how was your week?