I'm Not Stalling

This is how you do it

I know, I know. I didn’t post, yesterday. In my defense, I got sidetracked with a dozen other things. I did try to write, but my plans fell through due to technical issues. Instead, I got stuck trying to design a cover for a small bowl-shaped candle-holder. It took me all afternoon, due to the many false starts, trying to design a pattern, from scratch. But, I finally got it done. I’m not in love with it, yet, but now that the rough draft is finished, now I know how to improve it.

But, here I am, writing. Alright. The setting is perfect. My partner is out of the way and the only thing calling to me are internet games, so I had no excuse for not knuckling under and keeping up with this commitment.

Not bad for a Monday. I hate Mondays. But, I managed to do everything that I planned to do, today. Some of the problems that I was expecting turned out to be minor, thankfully. Due to those problems being more minimal than expected, I actually had the time I needed to take care of a few others things that I had been putting off. All in all, I got a whole lot done, today, and I’m pretty proud of the effort.

On top of it being a Monday, it was also a rainy day, today, so I didn’t get to sport the cool, new hat that I discovered in a bag of recycled clothing. I opted for a baseball cap, instead. But, I still looked sharp, so I guess I can’t really complain. I even managed to miss the rain on the way into and on the way home from work, so, technically, I could have worn the cool, new hat, but I didn’t want to chance it.

It is kind of a bummer that it’s so cold in the middle of May. This is the time of year that I really look forward to breaking out my cool leggings and awesome t-shirts, and even more awesome hats. I even did my locs up in a cool, wavy style (another reason that I’m glad that I was able to avoid the rain. Can’t let Mother Nature ruin my awesome hair style). Thankfully, there are three more months in which to show off my style before I have to go back to sweaters, turtlenecks and snow boots.

On the upside, rain and clouds means no flying insects, in particular, no bees or wasps to run from. I haven’t been stung, in years, but I’m not trying to mess around, either. I do not like stinging insects, no matter how good they are for the environment. I absolutely appreciate that we need the bees to pollinate our plants, but I wish that they were not also so attracted to me.

Only 200 plus words to go before I can claim to be done writing for today. I’m sitting here trying to think of the most innocuous things that I can drone on about (want to save the good stuff for its very own post). I have an old dog. A beagle. He’s a million years old and you can see it, but he’s still not far from being the cute adorable pup that he once was. When he passes, we probably won’t replace him. The truth is, that as much as he is part of our family, we probably had no business getting a dog and when his time comes, my family will face the fact that we will have more room in our apartment (we adopted him when my family lived in a house) and the expense of caring for him will go back into caring for the human members of our family. He will be missed, though. I just don’t want to be one of those families that goes about adopting an animal, that we can’t afford, in order to replace a pet because we consider him “family”. Family members die all of the time. you can’t replace Uncle Phil, so we won’t be replacing Fido, either.

I’m almost at the end at what should be a daily screed. Hopefully, in the future, I’ll actually have a real, bona-fide topic to discuss. But, for now, y’all will have to settle for this drivel. I promise things will get more interesting. I’m just trying to make sure that I get into regular habit, first before I commit to writing anything really serious.

Time to log off for dinner.

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