Every Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times. I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs. I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well. I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal. Welcome to Wine & Cheese Wednesday:
A 3rd Glass of Wine
Curly Cuff Hems
You find a great pair of jeans, they fit all over just right, on sale, just makes the shopping experience. You take them home, wash them and wear them and girlfriend you are looking good! After a few more trips through the laundry the hem starts to curl up and flip like a micro mini cuff on one leg of the pants. Not both so at least the dorky fashion flaw would apply to both sides, nope just one leg. You iron it under, and still sooner or later in the day that one leg flips up. NOTHING will keep it down! Grrrrrrrr…..Even had it happen with denim skirts on ONE side, or front/rear, what is up with that?
Skirmish With The Sandwich Baggies
Make a nice sandwich, 2 pieces of yummy 12 grain bread, some ham, a couple of slices of cheese, maybe some mayo to top it off. Put it all together, pull out a sandwich baggie from the box, and the dang thing is shut tight. The seal is…well sealed! You try to pull it open with the fingers you can spare while holding your lunch creation but it is not happening. Grasping the baggie with the fingers of your free hand you bring it to your mouth and attempt to use your teeth to pull one side while the hand pulls the other. Seconds later the top of the baggie rips off, one side rips open and you have a piece of plastic in your mouth and the damn baggie is still sealed up tight. Pitching that one you put the sandwich down, get a new baggie and attempt to pry it open with two hands, which is next to impossible because there is not enough residual plastic at the top to get a hold of to pull to get it open! Finally the seal gives, you open the baggie, pick up the sandwich and before you can stick it in the baggie sides stick together with static. ^%$#@! all the more reason to buy a reusable, square, plastic sandwich container!
What is up with outdoor cats? People go out, get a cat for a pet, then let it run wild. Once a day they find a way to lure it home for food, then turn it loose against the odds of becoming road kill. These felines are neighborhood nuisances getting pregnant then giving birth to a bunch of kittens under someone’s deck or porch. They mess up flower beds all around the suburbs using them as litter boxes, or worse yet some child’s sandbox. In the wee hours of the morning, long after everyone is in bed, and quite sometime before anyone needs to rise, they confront other cats and fight, making horrid noises which then get all the outside dogs and a good number of inside ones, barking. Please, what kind of pet only comes home for dinner? Well other than a husband? If you want a cat, keep it in the house. If you are allergic and cannot find medication to allow the cat to be indoors, try a gold fish. At least then you can see your critter and it isn’t disturbing everyone else.
A Serving Of Cheese
Those are often the best kind! Warm embraces that let us know that we are loved and appreciated. I had just such a hug last night. At the end of the day, after coming home mad as a hornet and suffering PMS from the pit of hell, I had calmed down and was at my desk on the PC. My 16yo niece, Jeanne, came in my room to say good night and sat in my lap, wrapping her arms around me tight. “I love you, Aunt Marti, I’m so glad you are here with us. Please don’t date, I don’t want you to end up leaving us.” She will never know how much I really needed that and how warm it left my heart.
Pretty In Pink – Temporarily
I love wearing my bangs dyed pink for no other reason that it is just FUN! I don’t care that I am 47yo, I enjoy them this color. I went to purchase more dye so that my stylist can make them pink next time I’m in for a trim (it lasts about 2 weeks) and discovered pink spray in a can! It washes out in the next shower so if there is some reason not to have pink hair, I am not committed to the color change beyond the next hair washing. I was very excited to say that least!
Open Window Weather
I love this time of year because it is not winter. I love opening the windows so that I can hear the birds chirping first thing just before the sun rises and feeling a gentle breeze blowing through the screen. I love hearing the laughter of kids playing outside too. Pixel kitten has discovered the joy of an open window too, sitting there watching the world go by from my window sill.
A Little Dessert:
My car talks. It says things like “your door is ajar”, but never anything really helpful like, “there’s a trooper hiding in the bushes.” - from FUNNYONELINERS Twitter feed.