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Monday Moaning

Well, so far it's been le jour de merde.

My mom-mobile started smoking under the engine, it's going to cost $1400 to fix the problem, and I can't drag hubby out to look at cars. I am NOT. SPENDING. ANOTHER. NICKEL. on this thing. After this, I mean. PLEASE REMIND ME!

Then Elijah, who loooves to get my attention by swiping me with his paw, swiped me with his paw. Except he hit my laptop and knocked off 3 keys! BAD BAD BAD BAD DOG! (I threaten him with "Animal Cops" scenarios all the time, e.g.: "Remember that little doggy who...? Aren't you glad that's not you, you mangy little ingrate?"). Miraculously, Nate was able to pop them back on. This is the relatively new keyboard that I ranted about last year.

(I don't think the letters are quite in order, but I'm a sight-typist, anyway, so it doesn't much matter).

OK, what else? Oh! I pulled a Joan Crawford, grabbed a pair of pruning shears and totally chopped down a huge, hideous, 40-year-old arborvitae in my front yard--one down and 2 to go. Now I'm stuck with an humongous, straggly stump--and nothing to saw it down with--and a mountain of branches. Plus the lawn mower broke weeks ago, the new one was delivered damaged and the NEW-new one won't make it here till Friday... So between the stump and the bush clippings and the weedy, knee-high grass, I'm expecting a call from City Hall any day now.

I'm (thanks to a new system at work) scheduled to work an Extra Day this week. This issue has not yet been resolved to my satisfaction.

Did I mention I'm on Day 7 of a diet?

Oh...you can tell? :)

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susanwrites
Jun. 14th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Here's a hug.

I'll be ranting too as I'm about to join Lara for her "betting on health" campaign. Wanna join us? http://zeisgeist.livejournal.com/765035.html
(Anonymous)
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Wait, wait...that looks like it involves...PHYSICAL EXERCISE! I do enough of that dodging my patients every day. :)

But good luck to you! And thanks for the much-needed hug! xox
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
That was ME who just posted that comment. LJ someohow logged me out!
mela_lyn
Jun. 14th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
*carefully hands over the chocolate and hides behind the stump*

So... I guess this would be a bad time to ask if you've read any good books lately, wouldn't it??

*ducks*
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
...I see you back there.
mela_lyn
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Nu'uh... no way... not me... I swear... I'm divinsible...
fandoria
Jun. 15th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh my. *hugs and lots of chocolate---don't tell your diet* And here I was getting stressed about my week.

If it makes you feel any better, until this year when I started mowing the lawn myself, ours went an average of 2 months between mowings because my husband never had time. It got so bad my neighbor put her old Barbie in the grass with a make-shift house and said she was moving into the jungle next door. Then she took pictures of it and posted them on facebook.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Now THAT is hysterical!
fandoria
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
LOL I saw those pictures and about died laughing. And it worked. That weekend my husband went out and mowed. This year though, we've only gone one week w/o mowing. That was last week because on the days it wasn't raining, the pollen was too high and my allergies were too bad to go out.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
If it ever stops RAINING around here I get finish up the job. Luckily I don't seem to have much of a problem with allergies.
fandoria
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Lucky you. I hear you on the rain. Today is the only rain-free day for a while. So I made sure I went out and got it done as soon as I got back from taking T to school. It's exhausting and a pain to do, but I can't complain about how many calories I burned. We've got a big lawn and it takes me 1 1/2 hours to mow. I burned 1,000 calories!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Find any Barbies?
fandoria
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
LOL no, but I did almost terrify a baby bunny to death. It darted out of my lilies when I got to close and then got stuck trying to go under my fence. I put on work gloves and helped push it clear so it could go back home.
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
AWWWW! Poor bunny.
fandoria
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
I felt so bad for scaring it. It was just a baby and it was so freaked out. But I got it unstuck and it ran home. I tell ya though, it was so cute and so tiny, I was momentarily tempted to pick it up and hold it. But I knew better.
sartorias
Jun. 15th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh you too with an overheating junkmobile, which has cost us about half of what a new car would have cost, and we would have had something that isn't half falling apart, with 200k miles on it?
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yep. But this one only has 167k. Guess I'm still ahead, huh? :)
sartorias
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh goodie, that means you have another 40k of expensive repairs to go!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
NO. WAY!

All I want is to get through the summer with this sucker. I'm planning some long-distance driving this fall and do NOT want to risk my life in this thing, :)
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onegrapeshy
Jun. 15th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes!

Actually, it was Day *--see? Lack of sugar is affecting my memory.
ophelialaughs
Jun. 21st, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
I missed this entry somehow til I saw it on blogger.

HUGS! on the zombiemobile. We're still looking for an engine for Tim's. I hope you find something awesome that you can drive long distance in!
onegrapeshy
Jun. 21st, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Well, against my better judgment I had this one FIXED and so far, so good.
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