Hi ! I've been waiting for you - come in !
Tea and Coffee are waiting for you in the kitchen - I'm sitting in the den this morning - it looks like rain so I'm contemplating getting dressed ........or not.
I'm working on a beast of an armoire and prefer painting in my pjs so it may work out perfectly !
What's that ?
Where's the milk for you tea or the cream for your coffee?
Well............there's a bit of each left in the fridge but I've been having a hard time lately.
The bug has bitten me ..........not enough to kill me completely just enough to make me conscious of what I'm putting in my mouth and what the cost of that really is. ( not in dollars )
I want to go back to my childhood when I could just ram carcasses down my throat and say YUM and not have to think of anything other than that YUM..
I still ram them down my throat just not as frequently............and I very seldom yell out YUM these days ( although admittedly I sometimes whisper it guiltily to myself )
Which brings me to the milk and cream.
The thought struck my mind the other night that cows are the most docile animals out there.
Is that why we started stealing their milk from them?
What was wrong with drinking our Mother's milk?
Who was the first person that got splatted with cow milk - smacked his lips and thought " Holy COW I'm onto something here - this is going to score huge points with the wife " ?
I mean we couldn't be drinking Bears Milk because the first person that tried it would have been slam dunked into the forest and left there dying.
Same thing for Wolves Milk.
Or Cheetah's milk.
No - we went with even tempered.
Sorry Betsy..............we're a selfish lot.
I've been counting calories and walking walking walking.
The other day I left enough calories to include a soft cone ice cream ( my weakness )
And I did research on the calorie intake from different ice cream sellers.
The winner by far was Ikea - at 135 of them ( plus it's only a dollar so that appeals to John as well )
Suzan says - I feel like an ice cream
John says - So lets go to DQ
Suzan says - Well the ice cream from Ikea has the least calories and to be honest with you it's my favorite one
John says - IKEA? ARE YOU NUTS ? THERE'S A DQ DOWN THE STREET!
Suzan says - Too many calories !
Suzan says - Plus it's only a dollar at Ikea......
So off we went........happily singing camp songs in the car ( not true that )
But you know how it is - those damn arrows on the floor dragged me through the store first.
John says - I KNEW IT ! YOU DIDN'T WANT ICE CREAM AT ALL !
Suzan says - Shhhhhh - My God - why are you always yelling?
John says - WE CAME FOR A BLOODY ICE CREAM !
We left with some art work - a lantern - candles - a bathroom mat................and an ice cream cone each.
It was delicious.
Suzan says - Now wasn't that worth it. For a dollar each ?
John says - Listen these 2 ice creams cost almost a 100.00 dollars.
John says - We're going to the DQ next time.........
I picked up Ashley a lantern for her deck..............with some candles.
John says - What are you getting that for - we have tons of lanterns?
Suzan says - This one's for Ashley
John says - Why - did she ask you to pick one up for her?
Suzan says -No - Evan asked me to
John says - You're so ridiculous...........
But I swear to you the last time I had him he said these three words very succinctly
MAma wants a LAntern with some CAndles.
I speak Evan.
I never have cash on me.
I use my debit card ( or far too often - my credit card shhh )
So when I got to the cash to pay for the ice cream cones and discovered that I had enough change in my wallet I decided to pay with coins.
That included a few pennies.
I handed the girl my stash and she says
" Oh we don't take pennies "
WHAT THE HELL?
My feathers got a little ruffled and I indignantly explained to her that pennies are M.O.N.E.Y. - when I felt a tap on my shoulder.
A lady behind me explained that pennies were taken out of circulation in Canada.
Jesus how he wept - I have to get in tune with the times.
Anyway I'm putting this out here because maybe somewhere in the remote mountains of this country there's a hermit ( and a miser ) who's been saying his pennies for over 70 years and he's now worth a million dollars in them.
He's worn the same coat for 50 of those years because he didn't want to squander those pennies away.
He's been eating
AND NOW HE'S WORTH NOTHING !!!
And he's probably a relative of mine with my luck.
A penny saved is a penny
John and I have arguments about lights.
( when we're out of other things to argue about of course )
I turn the outside lights on at night.
It's a deterrent right?
John shuts them off - I turn them on - John shuts them off....this goes on all night and the one that stays up the latest wins ( me )
The neighbors must think we're sending out signals to the enemy or something,
John woke up yesterday and the first thing he did was run to the bedroom window and look down.
John booms - WELL I LOVE HOW THE LIGHT SHINES OUTSIDE IN THE MORNING FOR THE COURIERS TO FIND THEIR WAY TO OUR DOOR.
Suzan says - Listen buddy did our house get broken into last night?
John says - Don't be ridiculous.
Suzan says - FINE ! I'll turn the lights out - but if we're robbed and in the process I'm raped and tortured and killed IT'LL BE ON YOUR BACK - YOU'LL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT DECISION !
And for the first time in ever I did NOT turn the light on.
You can imagine my surprise when I looked out and saw it shining bright.
A beacon of hope !
Ok guys I'm outta here.
I have to pick up milk and cheese today.
I feel guilty about it but I HAVE to.
Love to all of you -
I think out of all my blogging I've missed our chats the most.
Have a wonderful weekend