It’s been 15 years – How did the time go by so fast! I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard of the attacks. I was at work and we closed. People needed to be home to cling to each other for comfort. That event has significantly changed life.
Speaking of comfort – A dear friend lost her dog this week. She was an old girl and had been having issues for quite a while. My friend and I would commiserate – me with the trials of an aging cat and her with an aging dog. When I heard the news my first reaction was to hug my cats. They were all sleeping and not happy about it. For once my needs came first. Morgan had to wash her whole body because I must have made her dirty with my hugs.
The nugget here – Hugging brings comfort. The “huggee” does not need to be human, just living. Maybe not even living. Maybe a fleece blanket will work for some. I prefer cats or people.
More appliance headaches – This was the summer of the “big break.” The dishwasher flooded the kitchen. We fixed it. We had to replace our washer and found we needed plumbing work because our shut-off valve was broken. We are installing a new range exhaust next week. Now the new washer is wonky. I am convinced that the evil Siri is inside. The digital display is bizarre. I am expecting to see the “f bomb” next time I turn it on. To complete the week, our air conditioning went out the evening before the start of a heat wave with temps in the 90s and “real feels” over 100. (Remember when we were in high school and a “feel” meant something different?)
On sale? Now? – There is a type of pant I like a lot. It’s geared for athletes. The fabric isn’t hot, wicks perspiration and comes in lengths from shorts to full length. It doesn’t wrinkle and is easy to wash. It’s pricey. They rarely go on sale. No coupons ever. After looking at a new style for a while, I bought it a month ago. It’s jogger length (high ankle). With the hot weather, my calves haven’t been covered with fabric so they haven’t been worn. Still have the tags on. My pair is now on sale for $20 less. That’s a week of Starbucks (almost). I will return and buy on sale.
So how was your week?