I am irritable and irritated today so you are getting a pet peeve post from me, if you need sprinkles and cupcakes, I will see you next time.
I am not happy about poor drivers, especially poor drivers in the rain. And Mr. Motorcycle driver with no helmet on, you scare the crap out of me when you cut in front of me at a rapid speed. You may think you know what you are doing, but one slip and I am the one hitting you and I have to live with that because in all likelihood you are a goner. We are going 65 miles an hour, you don't stand a chance.
Waiting for over 45 minutes for my insurance card to be taken at my scheduled blood work appointment this morning, that is 45 minutes sitting in the waiting room just waiting to be called up to the front desk. I got there 20 minutes early for my 9:45 appointment, fasting of course so I was not happy to begin with due to low blood sugar. A nasty woman and her daughter came in at 9:51 and made a big stink about their appointment at 9:45 and she was actually taken back before me! I waited for exactly one hour to be seen, she waltzes in late and gets seen first. Oh yes I was kind but did inform the laboratory staff that they made a huge blunder and there was yet another woman waiting for her 9:45 appointment still in the waiting room. Poor service and nasty people should not be working at the front desk of a lab, yes I got an, "I'm sorry," but really I don't actually think they were.
Getting older. Now I really don't mind my wrinkles too much, or my gray hair. You see they tell the story of my life and a lot of it has been stressful, or made me laugh, and the whole story shows that is for sure. But what I really don't like is my inability to see even large text without my readers. I used to be quite proud of my ability to see without readers, but as soon as I hit 49 my eye sight deteriorated fast and frankly made up for lost time. I swear I can't even text without jumbo letters on my phone and I have yet found a way to pluck my eyebrows with no glasses on. I have tried a magnifying mirror which frankly just scares me to death when I look at it, I don't need those wrinkles to be MAGNIFIED!!! I can feel those wee hairs but for the life of me can't find them with tweezers so I end up poking myself silly.
Gardening in the state of Florida. Oh you think by these pictures that my garden was so successful it was not. After the ridiculous amount of cut worms that I flung off my plants for weeks I ended up getting mites. Really they destroyed everything and after all that care, after watering, spraying with red pepper spray mixed with a wee bit of detergent, I got one stinking cucumber and a few tomatoes. Not one cantaloupe, not one! And to make it worse the cucumber wasn't even tasty. I am not giving up because I am nothing if not stubborn. I am just waiting until it cools off a bit before I start again. The tomatoes, while taking a huge hit with stem rot, cut worms and mites did produce for a while and they were tasty, small but tasty.
Here I go about Florida again, but we just can't seem to grow decent flowers. Ours are all so sensitive to cold weather and frankly too much heat even though it is mighty tropical here. I miss the flowers I used to see when growing up, lilacs most of all, but hydrangeas, oh my I wish I could grow beautiful hydrangeas here.
As for Florida, the politics here absolutely stink. The rights of women and children have been put years and years behind, yes I am talking to you Governor Scott. Since when is it okay to put a photo opt about tourism and the Governor visiting a dolphin, front and center on the front page of the paper and have a side story about the poor people killed in the movie theater in Louisiana? Have we become so immune to tragic killings, and the pathetic use of guns, that a picture of the Governor seeing a dolphin is more important to us than people being murdered?
Not as much time for knitting as I would like. I swear it seems to me that as I have gotten older, and of course working as much as I do and taking care of Little Buddy, I have so much less time to knit or crochet. I am going to try and rectify that this weekend if at all possible. For those of you thinking, oh for the love of God get off your blog and knit for Pete's sake, you are right and I will in just a bit.
Just so you don't think I am in a total snit with no return to the positive person I can be, there are a few things I do like these days. Our weather pattern is currently thunderstorms and lots of rain. While I don't love working in this weather because I get soaked, this weekend is supposed to be full of rain and I am going to stay home and enjoy it. I feel so bad for all of you out west with the severe drought, weather everywhere is crazy isn't it?
Colin Firth, please see last post to understand my obsession. And yes all of you fans out there, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Colin Firth production, but frankly I will take him any way I can get him.
Chocolate chips, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip muffins, all of which I dived into after returning home with super low blood sugar from stinking blood work appointment. Made with agave so you would think they were less calories but with the extra butter in them to make them tasty it sort of nullifies all that good work not eating sugar does for you.
See above to see why my behind is expanding at a rapid rate. Along with decreased time to knit is decreased time to exercise and my clothes are getting tighter all the time because of it. And frankly the whole aging thing makes it harder to keep your shape as areas of your body you once felt were fairly firm and intact sort of drop into another area over night. Oops I was supposed to be positive, I forgot..........
I will leave you with the cutest sleeping boy in the world. Couldn't you just eat him up?
Have a good weekend.